Corinth Holders’ track and field teams finished second in the girls and boys divisions at the NCrunners.com Eastern Tour meet held at Princeton High School on Monday. The meet featured more than 20 teams.
Western Harnett won the girls meet with 151.5 points, Corinth Holders was second with 83, while Smithfield-Selma took fourth and Princeton was sixth.
Rosewood won the boys title with 147, 44 ahead of Corinth Holders. Princeton was fourth, leading a trio of Johnston County teams with SSS fifth and South Johnston in sixth.
South Johnston’s Savannah Creed, the 2015 NCHSAA indoor state champion, met the national elite mark in the girls pole vault. She cleared 10 feet, six inches.
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Arden Vessie of Corinth Holders took the girls 3,200 in 12:01.22 and also won the 800 (2:30.41). The Pirates’ Samara Gibson won the 400 at 1:01.57.
Corinth Holders also won the 1,600 (4:33.15) and 3,200 (11:22.51) relays. Smithfield-Selma took the 400 relay title (54.12).
Princeton freshman Shamonda Bell won the 100-meter dash in 13.34 seconds.
Other area runner-up finishers on the girls’ side were Corinth Holders’ Cameron Rutherford (1,600) and Hannah Canterbury (800), SSS’s Gyn Reece (3,200) and Neuse Charter’s Marika Samuelsson (400).
N.C. State football recruit Johnny Frasier of Princeton won the boys 100 meters in 11.33 seconds. Princeton’s 3,200 relay team also won in 8:51.94 and Jose Moreno took the 800 (2:09.55).
Corinth Holders had individual event winners in Grant Sullivan (pole vault, 11-0), Sadavion Dixon (long jump, 21-5) and Patrick Myers (3,200, 10:22.07). The Pirates also took the 800 relay at 1:35.98.
South Johnston’s Jacob Gonzalez won the 1,600 at 4:41.83.
Smithfield-Selma’s Caleb Silver was the runner-up in the boys’ 1,600 and 800 runs. Other area silver medalists were Hunter Whitley (discus) and Dallas Vann (pole vault) of Corinth Holders, Russell Holder of SSS (400) and Princeton’s Adrian Whack (shot put). Corinth Holders’ 3,200 and Princeton’s 1,600 relay teams also took second place finishes.