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
|Mateius Brown, Western Harnett||Sr.||3A discus champion, shot runner-up|
|Mihret Coulter, Apex||Sr.||4A 1,600 runner-up|
|Nyheim Hines, Garner||Jr.||4A runner-up in 300 hurdles, 100 dash|
|Marcus Krah, Hillside||So.||4A 110 high hurdles champion|
|Elijah Mallory, Wakefield||Sr.||4A shot put champion|
|Jamaree Murray, SE Raleigh||Sr.||4A 400 meters champ, 200 runner-up|
|Lamar Nobles, Holly Springs||Sr.||4A high jump champion|
|Drew Pederson, Apex||Jr.||4A pole vault champion|
|Ryan Speer, N. Raleigh Christian||Jr.||NCISAA 3A 800 meters champ|
|Reyho Tshiama, Apex||Sr.||4A triple jump champion|
All-Metro girls track and field
|Maysa Araba, Carrboro||Jr.||2A 800 and 1,600 champion|
|Jordyn Brown, Jordan||Sr.||4A high jump champion|
|Eliza Decker, Durham Acad.||Jr.||NCISAA record in 800 meters|
|Anna Eaton, Apex||Jr.||4A pole vault champion|
|Ryen Frazier, Ravenscroft||Jr.||NCISAA 1,600 and 3,200 champion|
|Elly Henes, Green Hope||So.||4A runner-up in 3,200|
|Jacklyn Howell, SE Raleigh||Sr.||Set state record in 100 hurdles, won 300 hurdles|
|Sydnei Murphy, Apex||Sr.||4A long jump, triple jump champ; 100 runner-up|
|Tainasha Vines, Bunn||Jr.||2A long jump, triple jump champ|
|Layla White, Cary||Jr.||4A 400 meters champion, second in 200|