Providence Day dominated in the boys’ and girls’ events for first place in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A track and field championship Saturday afternoon at Campbell University.
The Charlotte school won going away over second-place Cary Academy in the final team rankings in both the boys events (130 points to 99.50) and in the girls (172 to 94). Charlotte Latin finished in third place in both (68 in the boys events and 69 in the girls).
With their respective wins, Providence Day continued their dominance in track and field, having won the team events in both sexes for four straight years.
Of the 18 events, Providence Day finished first in three of them for the boys, with Isaac Johnson defeating Corey Deveaux of Cannon in the high jump (6-foot-5 to 6-foot); and Johnson taking first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.45. Providence Day was also represented by second and third place finishes by Joshua Howard and Manny Riolo, respectively.
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On the girls’ side, Providence Day had eight first place finishes. Anna Cockrell had a dominant day, winning four events. Cockrell narrowly won against Salem Academy’s Mariah Slade in the 100-meter dash, but had a convincing win in the 300-meter dash with a time of 40.42 over Caroline Mcneer of Forsyth Country Day, who finished at 47.98.
Cary Academy finished in a close second to Charlotte Latin in the boys 4x200 relay, but had the top three finishers in the girls 1,600 meter run (Olivia Frazier took first with a time of 5:09:05, followed by Sarah Bodmer and Emily Lane).
Cary Academy also had a third-place finish in the boys 4x100 meter relay to make up ground on Providence Day.
Other area state champions included: Ravenscroft’s Carson Carnahan in the girls shot put (30 feet); Ravenscroft’s Charlette Wade in the long jump (17-9.5); Cary Academy’s 4-by-800 girls relay team (9:37.88) of Grace Geotz, Olivia Frazier, Emily Lane and Sarah Bodmer; Durham Academy’s 4-by-800 boys relay team (8:08.76) of Nijel Hunt, Ethan Goldman, Will Hopkins and Mark Alkins; Cary Academy’s Bodmer in the girls 3,200 (11:21.23).
Area runner-ups included: Durham Academy’s Leah Granger in the girls pole vault; Cary Academy’s Emma Glosson in the girls long jump; Cary Academy’s Carter Mathis in the boys pole vault and Cary Academy’s Athina Zodl in the girls 3,200; Cary Academy’s Coleman Mitchell in the boys 3,200.
Other winners included Zoe Weatherington (Charlotte Country Day) in the girls’ discus throw; Robert Fuller (Charlotte Latin) in boys’ shot put; Kevin Snyder (Christ School) in boys’ long jump; Alex Blom (Asheville School) in girls’ high jump; Jackson Widener (Charlotte Country Day) in boys’ pole vault; DeMarke Stradford (Charlotte Latin) in boys’ 100-meter dash; and Chantz Sawyers (High Point Christian) in boys’ 400 meter dash.