Midtown: Sports

The week ahead

Upcoming contests


Heritage at Leesville Road

Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Heritage and Leesville Road are tied for second place in the Cap Eight behind Wake Forest-Rolesville. Wake Forest hasn’t lost a league game since 2001, but Heritage and Leesville will battle for position as conference standings come into play with state playoff seeding.

Girls’ lacrosse:

Broughton at Wakefield

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wakefield’s lone loss of the season came to Conference 3 leader Cardinal Gibbons, but the Wolverines were also pushed to the brink in their first meeting with Broughton. Wakefield won the high-scoring meeting, 18-15.

Boys’ lacrosse:

Wakefield at Broughton

Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Broughton is undefeated in Conference 3 play, but Wakefield is steady at second. Broughton won the last meeting between these teams, 10-5.

Cap Eight standings


Broughton 5 0
Leesville Road 4 1
Sanderson 3 2
Millbrook 3 2
Wakefield 2 3
Heritage 2 3
Wake Forest-Rolesville 1 4
Enloe 0 5


Wake Forest-Rolesville 5 0
Leesville Road 4 1
Heritage 4 1
Wakefield 3 2
Millbrook 3 2
Broughton 1 4
Enloe 0 5
Sanderson 0 5

Extra points

Ravenscroft senior Wesley Frazier’s first place finish at N.C. State’s Raleigh Relays was also the fastest 3,200 meters ever by a North Carolina high school girl.

Frazier won with a time of 9 minutes, 57.7 seconds to become the first North Carolina high school girl ever to run the distance in under 10 minutes. Frazier moved past Mary Shea of Cardinal Gibbons, who set the then-national high school record of 10 minutes flat in 1979.

Dennis Cullen, the track coach at Durham Academy, put Frazier’s time in perspective by noting former winning times in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association championships. The NCISAA girls’ 3,200 title was won eight of 10 times between 2000 and 2009 with times 11:28 or slower. Frazier won with an 11:03.9 as a freshman, set the NCISAA record with a 10:30.91 as a sophomore and won last year with a 10:37.8.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association record in the girls’ 3,200 is 10:46.08 by Anna McBride of Davie County in 2011, and the national record recognized by Track & Field News is 9:48.59 by Kim Mortensen in 1996.