Ryen Frazier ran a mile faster than any other North Carolina high school girl ever on Saturday at the Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile in New York. But that was just a tuneup.
The recent Ravenscroft graduate is scheduled to attempt a long distance triple this weekend at the New Balance Nationals high school track and field championships at N.C. A&T in Greensboro.
Frazier is entered in the 5,000 meters at 9:10 p.m. Friday. She will come back Saturday at 5:25 p.m. to run the two mile. She also is entered in Sunday’s mile run at 2:25 p.m..
Frazier is coming off a second-place finish in the Grand Prix Dream Mile. She ran a 4 minutes, 38.59 seconds, finishing behind Christina Aragon of Billings (Mont.) High (4:37.91). Frazier’s times was the 10th fastest time ever by an American high schooler.
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According to NCmilesplit.com, Frazier has run the fastest times ever by a N.C. high school girl in the 5,000-meter cross country, the indoor 1,600, 3,200, and 5,000, and the outdoor 1,600.
More New Balance: Emmanuel Jackson of Sanderson and Marcus Krah of Hillside are expected to renew their rivalry in the 110-meter hurdles during the nationals Saturday at 11:45 a.m.
Krah won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A 55-meterhurdles while Jackson won the 110 hurdles outdoors.
Broughton’s Jeremy Brown, the 4A cross country champion, is expect to run the 5,000 meters.
Tainasha Vines of Bunn, the NCHSAA female athlete of the year, and Kacia Vines of Cedar Ridge, the 2A long jump champ, are entered in the long jump.
Pebbles third: Dylan Pebbles, a rising senior at Wakefield, was third in the 200 meters (21.57 seconds) at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Havana last weekend. The meet was his first international competition.
Football coaches: About 75 NCHSAA member schools will have new head football coaches for the 2015 season.
Among the new area coaches are Robert Graham (Apex); Mike Kirst (Cary); Steve Johnson (Cedar Ridge); Bubba Williams (Corinth Holders); David Green (Enloe); Dewayne Washington (Heritage); Robert Furth (Holly Springs); Brad Wilson (Leesville Road); Dontae Lassiter (Louisburg); Randy Ragland (Middle Creek); Cory Lea at Northern Vance; Brian Harrington (Northwood); Travis Gaster (Princeton); Wes Hill (Smithfield-Selma); and Jason Furrie (Western Harnett).
Adam Sanders will lead the program at new Apex Friendship.