Broughton won the Cap Eight 4A Conference regular-season golf title on Tuesday and placed six athletes on the 10-player all-league team. Since only the top four scores count in each match, landing six golfers on the all-conference team is impressive.
Leesville Road, which won the state 4A title in 2011, had five players on last year’s all-conference team, but Caps coach Anderson Marlowe believes six selections is unsurpassed.
“We have tremendous balance,” Marlowe said. “There is only a couple of strokes difference in the seasonal averages among our top six and each one played at No. 1 for us at some time during the season.”
Leesville Road’s Zach Seabolt was the player of the year with a 35.71 nine-hole stroke average, but Caps were Nos. 2 through 6: freshman Harrison Rhoades (36.14), freshman Preyer Fountain (36.57), freshman Will Minton (37.43), sophomore Court Settle (37.57), freshman Stephen Saleeby (37.86) and senior George Kilgore (38.57).
Though only the top four finishers’ scores counted in the team competition in each match, all of the golfers’ scores were included in their individual averages for the year.
“It is a remarkable group, particularly considering that we are so young,” Marlowe said. “It is an unusually talented class. Hopefully, we’ll continue to improve and be very good for the next four years.”
Frazier is fastest: Ravenscroft’s Wesley Frazier ran the fastest 1,600 meters by a female high school runner this year April 21 when she won the Bojangles Apex Lions Relay in 4:45.82.
“The weather was nice ... cool, which is always a bonus,” Frazier said. “I didn’t feel any different than I usually do other than I was mostly racing the clock, which I don’t particularly like to do.
“It didn’t feel remarkable. In fact, I went out too fast the first 400 and paid for it the rest of the race.”
The time was the fifth-fastest ever by a North Carolina girls runner. Frazier is No. 2 on the North Carolina all-time list with a 4:43.11 that she ran while winning the national title in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals last year.
Frazier said she was more excited about the Ravens winning the distance medley relay and meeting the qualifying standard for the New Balance Outdoor nationals than she was about her personal time.
Durham Jordan’s Alexis Perry was a dominating three-event champion in the Bojangles meet. She won the 100-meter hurdles (14.51 seconds), the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches) and the long jump (18 feet, 6.25 inches.).
Perry is an N.C. State recruit and was the most outstanding performer last winter in the N.C. High School Athletic Association indoor track championships.
The Southeast Raleigh girls won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 relays and won the team title 63-54 over Apex. The Knightdale boys dominated the relays, winning the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 to top second-place Cary 66-46.
East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle was overwhelming in the shot and discus. His put of 56-feet, 10 inches won by more than seven feet, and his 161-foot, 3-inch discus throw was the best of the day by more than 15 feet.
Enloe’s Jonathan Addison won the long jump (23-9) and high jump (6-8).
Frazier gets invite: Ravenscroft’s Frazier has been invited to run in the Dream Mile at the Adidas Grand Prix on June 9 in New York. The event will feature dozens of Olympic medalists, world champions and a few of the top high school athletes in the country.
Science & Math scholars: Durham Science & Math won N.C. High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards for wrestling and indoor track. The Unicorns’ athletes had the NCHSAA’s highest cumulative grade point averages.
All team members’ GPAs are counted in the competition. Science and Math had averages of 3.470 in wrestling and 3.540 in indoor track.
NRC recruits: A pair of North Raleigh Christian football players made their college decisions on Wednesday. Wide receiver Austin Nagy signed with UNC-Charlotte while kicker Alex Sloan is going to East Carolina as an invited walk-on. Nagy had 1,220 yards in receptions in 2011.