Area athletes qualify for state track and field championships

Published 7:29 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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At least 37 area athletes will be headed for Truist Stadium at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro to compete in the North Carolina High School track and field state championships.

Michael McCallum and Mekhi Bias were each double winners in the 1A East Regional Championship meet at Pender High School in Burgaw last week to help pace the Manteo boys to a second place finish. McCallum won the shot put and discus throw and Bias sped to victory in the 100 and 200 meter sprints while Isaac Jarvis was also a winner in the pole vault to help Manteo gather in 89 points to finish behind Lejeune with 101.

Coach Melissa Mann of Manteo said after finishing in a tie for fourth in a field of 15 teams with East Carteret, all eight of her girls will be heading to the state meet next week.

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Other results show Cape Hatteras girls finished 13th and Hatteras boys were 16th.

In regional 2A competition down the road at Newport, it was Maddy Wagner and Lydia Sillies each won individual events to help pace the First Flight girls to a second place finish while Warner Campbell was the 800 meter winner earning points for a third place for the boys team.

Currituck County girls took the 4×200 meter relay event and finished third in a field of 24 teams while Currituck boys were seventh out of 23 teams.

Qualifiers for the Friday, June 25, morning 1A NCHSAA state meet with seeding rank and performances include:

1A Event 2 Boys Shot Put:
3. Michael McCallum (Manteo) 43-07.00

1A Event 6 Boys Discus Throw:
8. Michael McCallum (Manteo) 122-06

1A Event 11 Girls Pole Vault:
11. Jayden Bailey (Manteo) 6-00.00
12. Madison Flynn (Manteo) 5-06.00
13. Sydnee Ballance (Manteo) 4-06.00

1A Event 12 Boys Pole Vault:
8. Isaac Jarvis (Manteo) 9-00.00
10. Hart Vandzura (Manteo) 8-06.00

1A Event 17 Girls 4×800 Meter Relay:
12. Manteo (Tiffany Fenz, Madison Flynn, Eleanor Edwards, Ella Spencer) 11:27.74

1A Event 22 Boys 100 Meter Dash:
11. Mekhi Bias (Manteo) :11.73

1A Event 31 Girls 1600 Meter Run:
14. Elizabeth Muller (Cape Hatteras) 5:55.00

1A Event 35 Girls 4×100 Meter Relay:
8. Manteo (Sydnee Ballance, Jania Charity, Erika Bailey, Jayden Bailey) :54.34

1A Event 45 Girls 800 Meter Run:
14. Madison Flynn (Manteo) 2:42.18

1A Event 52 Boys 200 Meter Dash:
9. Mekhi Bias (Manteo) :23.67

1A Event 59 Girls 3200 Meter Run:
10. Tiffany Fenz (Manteo) 13:47.67

1A Event 60 Boys 3200 Meter Run:
16. Aldo Herrera (Manteo) 11:49.71

Qualifyers for the Saturday, June 26 morning 2A NCHSAA state meet with seeding rank and performances include:

2A Event 1 Girls Shot Put:
5. Ashley Lindsey (Currituck County) 34-09.00

2A Event 5 Girls Discus Throw:
7. Ashley Lindsey (Currituck County) 99-07

2A Event 9 Girls High Jump:
3. Lydia Sillies (First Flight) 5-02.00

2A Event 14 Boys Long Jump:
13. Lucas Bailey (Currituck County) 19-10.00

2A Event 17 Girls 4×800 Meter Relay:
4. First Flight (Maggie McNinch, Mya Salch, Maddy Wagner,Tatum Dermatas) 10:24.89
8. Currituck County (Ashley Reinke, Hailee Reinke, Serenity Doran, Jasmine Gorney) 10:58.37

2A Event 18 Boys 4×800 Meter Relay:
9. First Flight (Warner Campbell, Devon Coughlin, Max Bowlin, Henry Stecher) 8:45.01
12. Currituck County (Michael Sweeney, Riley Lenz, Gavin Jessup, Bryson Green) 9:16.27

2A Event 19 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles:
14. Savannah Merritt (Currituck County) :19.21

2A Event 31 Girls 1600 Meter Run:
9. Hailee Reinke (Currituck County) 5:46.55
11. Tatum Dermatas (First Flight) 5:54.50

2A Event 32 Boys 1600 Meter Run:
6. Max Bowlin (First Flight) 4:35.26
15. Gavin Jessup (Currituck County) 4:50.67
16. Devon Coughlin (First Flight) 4:50.70

2A Event 45 Girls 800 Meter Run:
5. Maddy Wagner (First Flight) 2:24.82
8. Hailee Reinke (Currituck County) 2:30.61

2A Event 46 Boys 800 Meter Run:
5. Warner Campbe (First Flight) 1:59.56
6. Henry Stecher (First Flight) 2:01.80

2A Event 59 Girls 3200 Meter Run:
13. Lucy Stecher (First Flight) 13:49.02

2A Event 63 Girls 4×400 Meter Relay:
5. First Flight (Maggie McNinch, Mya Salch, Maddy Wagner, Madison Pugh) 4:21.13
13. Currituck County (Ashley Reinke, Erilyn Scaff, Jasmine Gorney, Serenity Doran) 4:42.90