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Holt makes change, wins triple jump title

Southeast Raleigh standout jumper Jaylon Holt had to change his plant foot in the triple jump at last week’s regionals because of a foot injury. He did it again Saturday and still was the state’s best in the triple jump at 47 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

“I didn’t know if it would work last week when I tried it,” Holt said of changing his plant foot. “But I made it work. It was a challenge.”

Enloe’s Jonathan Addison was disappointed with his third-place finish in the 4A long jump, but bounced back to win the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 8 inches.

“I really pushed myself in the high jump, and it paid off,” Addison said.

East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle said the track season has been a struggle, but he wrapped up with wins in the shot put and discus.

“Everything’s just been a little off, going back and forth between the two events,” Beyle said. “I started out really bad today in the shot, but got a good throw in on my fourth throw, then the fifth one was good and the sixth really good.”

He won the shot at 55 feet, 1 ½ inches, then took the discus at 161 feet, 3 inches, more than 10 feet ahead of the runner-up.

Wake Forest-Rolesville wheelchair athlete Matthew McDonald posted career bests in the 100 (29.38) and 200 (1:09.86) and won the discus and shot put.

“Getting my P.R. in the 100 and 200 was my big goal, but I got the wins in the shot and discus as well, which is what you come here to do,” McDonald said.

Southeast Raleigh’s Deja Barbour had a career best in the girls’ 100 wheelchair as well.

Millbrook’s two-out hits: Millbrook’s Zach Dixon hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning for an 8-7 victory over Apex on May 18 to earn the Wildcats a berth in the state quarterfinals. Millbrook scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings before Dixon delivered the game winning hit.

Ravens fall: The Ravenscroft boys’ lacrosse team finished a historic season with a 12-5 loss at No. 1 seed Charlotte Latin in the NCISAA championship May 19.

Playing in their first-ever championship game, the Ravens (12-7) stayed within striking distance most of the game, trailing 7-5 early in the fourth quarter. The Hawks (17-2) pulled away in the final quarter by scoring the final five goals of the game to clinch the title.

The Ravens’ Jimbo Barnes was named to the All-State team.

Garrard camp: NFL quarterback David Garrard will host a free football and cheer camp at Southern Durham on Saturday, June 16 at Southern Durham High. The camp is open to students between the ages of 7 to 17. Children will be separated by age group and gender. Camp hours are from 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. All participants will receive lunch, snacks and a commemorative T-shirt. The camp is hosted by the David Garrard Foundation, a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that supports families impacted by Crohn’s disease and breast cancer and promotes healthy, active lifestyles for today’s youth.

To register for the camp, visit www.davidgarrardfoundation.org and click the Air it Out Football & Cheer Camp link on the homepage.

Prestige Cup: Ravenscroft won the girls’ Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Prestige Cup for the third year in a row last week.

The Prestige Cup is awarded at the conclusion of each school year to a member school in honor of the boys’ and girls’ programs that accumulate the most points through varsity team results. These points are awarded based on regular season standings throughout the school year. A final tally is made at the end of the spring season to determine the winners of the Prestige Cup.

The Ravenscroft boys finished second.

Perfect season ends: Cary Academy baseball’s perfect season ended as Charlotte Christian claimed a 4-2 win in the NCISAA 3A semifinals. Christian advanced to the finals with two runs in the top of the seventh.

The Chargers (23-1) committed three errors and managed five hits.

Nate Taylor contributed.

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