Hatteras athletes record personal best track performances
Personal best performances proved to be the theme for Cape Hatteras at Nash Central High School’s Bulldog Invitational track and field meet on March 23. By day’s end, six of the school’s athletes turned in a total of seven personal best marks.
Providing two personal best performances of his own, distance runner Shanklin Austin led the Hurricanes record attack with a boys 1600 meter run time of 5:26.85 for 22nd place and then covering the 3200 in 11:51.89 in for 13th place.
Also in the 1600 was teammate Jadon Oliver, who finished 26th with his PR time of 5:43.20.
Personal bests were not limited to the distance events. Clocking new best times in the shorter events, Chaz Mackenzie sped to a :24.67 in the 200 for 15th place and Noah Hagy was 36th in the 800 with his 2:47.32.
Competition in the girls events saw Avery O’Neal get in a best-ever 53-00 toss in the discus and Jorah Midgette burn an :18.16 in the 100 meter sprint. Both girls finished 21st in their respective events.
Earning the only Cape Hatteras points of the day, junior speedster Dylan Gray finished sixth in the 400 meter finals for three points. Although his time of :55.64 was the fastest clocking this season it was short of his May 2018 time of :53.00 set at the NCHSAA 1A East Regional meet.
Results for Cape Hatteras athletes at the March 23 Bulldog Invitational in Rocky Mount include:
F 100m 21 Jorah Midgette :18.16 (pr)
F 400m 21 Elizabeth Muller 1:16.88
F 1600m 20 Elizabeth Muller 6:57.6
F Discus 21 Avery O’Neal 53-00 (pr)
F Shot 12 Avery O’Neal 23-00.5
M 100m 17 Dylan Gray :12.20
M 100m 28 Chaz Mackenzie :12.51
M 200m 15 Chaz Mackenzie :24.67 (pr)
M 400m 6 Dylan Gray :55.64
M 800m 29 Jadon Oliver 2:30.00
M 800m 36 Noah Hagy 2:47.32 (pr)
M 1600m 22 Shanklin Austin In 5:26.85 (pr)
M 1600m 26 Jadon Oliver 11 5:43.20 (pr)
M 3200m 13 Shanklin Austin In 11:51.89 (pr)
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