Durham News: Sports

May 19, 2014

Dekker sets state record, Rothwell wins twice

Durham Academy’s Eliza Dekker broke former Ravenscroft and current Duke runner Wesley Frazier’s 800-meter run record at last weekend’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A track and field championships.

Durham Academy’s Eliza Dekker broke former Ravenscroft and current Duke runner Wesley Frazier’s 800-meter run record at last weekend’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A track and field championships.

Running in the NCISAA meet Saturday at Raleigh Ravenscroft, Dekker finished the 800 in 2:12.85 before helping the team’s 4x800-meter relay squad (Dekker, Emma Myers, Katie Concannon and Abby Breitfeld) to a first-place finish in 9:46.16.

Cha’Mia Rothwell was a double winner for DA, taking the girls’ high jump (5-04) and 200-meter dash (25.11).

Stephen Watson won the boys long jump (20-09.75), as well, for Durham.

“Yesterday our 4-by-8 team won, so I knew that I could run fast,” Dekker said. “I just went out hard the first lap and held on. ... (Wesley Frazier) is amazing and she’s won like everything, so it’s awesome. It’s such an honor.”

Providence Day ran away with its second consecutive sweep of the boys and girls state titles. Host Ravenscroft finished second in both the boys and girls competition.

The Providence Day girls finished with 142.5 points, ahead of Ravenscroft (97), Durham Academy (95) and Cary Academy (87.5). Charlotte Christian finished fifth in the girls standings.

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