Cary girls, Apex boys take third in county track title

04/14/2014 2:50 PM

04/14/2014 2:51 PM

The usual track and field powers won this year’s Wake County Championships held at Athens Drive on Saturday.

Wakefield’s girls totaled 103 points to finish ahead of Southeast Raleigh (98.5), Cary (80), and Sanderson (72).

Southeast Raleigh gathered 93 point to finish ahead of Garner (76), Apex (72), and Broughton (59).

There were many individual winners from the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference.

Cary’s girls had a strong showing by capturing three relays, the 4-by-200, 4-by-400, and 4-by-800.

Also, Layla White won the 400 and Charminique Hackney was second in the 100.

“It was a very good day,” Cary coach Jerry Dotson said. “We set not only school records but also meet records in the 4-by-8 and 4-by-2.”

Holly Springs’ Lamar Nobles won the boys’ long jump and high jump and was second in the triple jump. Middle Creek’s Terrell Adams was second in the boys’ shot put.

Apex continued its pole vault dominance with Joe DeVries edging Cary’s Kevin Schmid on the boys’ side and Anna Eaton clipping Green Hope’s Zoe Early on misses for the girls’ title.

Apex’s boys also won the 4-by-200 relay, edging Holly Springs, and saw distance runner Mihret Coulter win the 3200.

Panther Creek’s Rebekah Greengrass won the girls’ 1600 while Cardinal Gibbons’ Sophie Ebihara was second. Green Hope’s Elly Henes won the girls’ 800.

Green Hope’s boys were second in the 4-by-800 relay and Middle Creek’s Katie Nelson was second in the girls high jump.

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