Carrboro’s Quinton Adams posted two strong finishes in the 200 and 400 meters on Friday night in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A track and field championships at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.
He took home silver medals with a 48.77 in the 400 and a 22.22 in the 200. He also ran the anchor leg on the 4-by-400 relay team that placed second in 3:24.87. He ran with Elijah Jones, Tabian Sales and Ajani Murdaugh-Wright.
Carrboro was fifth in the boys team standings, well behind champ North Brunswick. T.W. Andrews out of High Point won the girls’ title.
Durham School of Arts’ girls finished fourth in the team scoring behind Simi Gbadegesin. She finished second in the 400 (58.10) and also ran a leg on the second-place 1,600-relay team with Aaliyah Holloway, Niayla Hairston and Ziya. Bradby. The time was 4:08.95.
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Farmville Central’s Jaqwuez Norman fell short of a state title, but he wrapped up an impressive three-sport career.
Norman, a 6-4, 275-pounder, placed second in the shot put with a toss of 52 feet, 6 inches. Lincolnton’s Donnie Thompson threw a personal record of 52-11½ to edge Norman.
Norman’s second place adds to the third-place state medal he won in wrestling. He also was conference player of the year in football as a two-way lineman with 119 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, five sacks, seven fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, four blocked extra points and three blocked punts.
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High jump: DSA’s Angel Bowden, tied for third (5-2).
Discus: Ayden-Griffin’s Kimani Williams, second (114-9); DSA’s Anaia Brewster, third (105-4).
4-by-800 relay: DSA was fourth (10:17.42)
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3,200: N.C. School of Science and Math’s Lawton Ives, third (9:48.55).
Shot put and discus: North Pitt’s Wesley Purvis was third in shot put (52-1.5) and fourth in discus (136-1.5). Farmville Central’s Chris Edwards was second in discus (144-2).
4-by-100 relay: Beddingfield was second (43.19).
Wheelchair events: North Johnston’s Dylan Pinder swept all four events: the 100 (24.62), 200 (50.97), shot put (15-0) and discus (40-10).