The N.C. High School Athletic Association will conduct three state championship events for indoor track and field in February for the first time, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. The 3A will hold its own separate championships, like the 4A ranks, while competitors in the 1A and 2A ranks will remain in a combined meet. The state championships will be Feb. 7-8 at the JDL Indoor Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Qualifying standards have not been set for each championship and neither have the schedule of which meet will be held on Friday (Feb. 7) and which two meets will be held Saturday (Feb. 8).
The Tiger-Cats opened the Grey Cup Playoffs Saturday against Montreal Saturday night.
Herrera is the second member of his family to score a championship-clinching goal for Saint Leo. His older brother Eusebio Montoya, who played at Smithfield-Selma, scored the goal that gave the Lions their first conference championship in school history as a freshman.
Herrera has eight assists and three goals this season.
Hines, a junior, has run for 38 touchdowns this season. Former Albemarle standout T.A. McLendon holds the state record with 68 rushing scores and Kevin Parks of West Rowan is second with 59. Elijah Hood of Charlotte Catholic is third (48) and Anthony Barbour of Garner (47) is fourth.
McLendon also leads in single-season touchdowns with 71. Hines is fifth, and needs one score to move into third. He has 48 touchdowns this season – 38 rushing, eight receiving and two kick returns.
Hines also has two a pair of touchdown passes.