Track and Field

The N&O All-Metro boys and girls track and field teams

tstevens@newsobserver.comMay 31, 2014 

Apex athletes lead the 2014 The News & Observer All-Metro track and field stars.

Pole vault champion Drew Pederson, triple jump champion Reyho Tshiama and 1,600-meter runner Mihret Coulter represent the boys state runner-up Cougars while double winner Sydnei Murphy and pole vault champ Anna Eaton make the club from the Apex girls.

Murphy was the high point scorer in the 4A championships with wins in the long and triple jump, a second-place finish in the 100, and a sixth-place finish in the 200.

Athletes from the area’s 4A schools dominate the 2014 News & Observer high school All-Metro team.

Seventeen of the 20 athletes on the squad were state champions.

All-Metro boys track and field

Name, school Class Result
Mateius Brown, Western HarnettSr.3A discus champion, shot runner-up
Mihret Coulter, ApexSr.4A 1,600 runner-up
Nyheim Hines, GarnerJr.4A runner-up in 300 hurdles, 100 dash
Marcus Krah, HillsideSo.4A 110 high hurdles champion
Elijah Mallory, WakefieldSr.4A shot put champion
Jamaree Murray, SE RaleighSr.4A 400 meters champ, 200 runner-up
Lamar Nobles, Holly SpringsSr.4A high jump champion
Drew Pederson, ApexJr.4A pole vault champion
Ryan Speer, N. Raleigh ChristianJr.NCISAA 3A 800 meters champ
Reyho Tshiama, ApexSr.4A triple jump champion

All-Metro girls track and field

Name, school Class Result
Maysa Araba, CarrboroJr.2A 800 and 1,600 champion
Jordyn Brown, JordanSr.4A high jump champion
Eliza Decker, Durham Acad.Jr.NCISAA record in 800 meters
Anna Eaton, ApexJr.4A pole vault champion
Ryen Frazier, RavenscroftJr.NCISAA 1,600 and 3,200 champion
Elly Henes, Green Hope So.4A runner-up in 3,200
Jacklyn Howell, SE RaleighSr.Set state record in 100 hurdles, won 300 hurdles
Sydnei Murphy, ApexSr.4A long jump, triple jump champ; 100 runner-up
Tainasha Vines, BunnJr.2A long jump, triple jump champ
Layla White, CaryJr.4A 400 meters champion, second in 200

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