A good showing by both Ayden-Grifton’s boys and girls track and field teams had them win on the day. While the boys squeaked by 71 to 66 over South Lenoir (with North scoring 33), the girls decimated the competition 104 to 33 to 21. Strong performances by regular contributors like Vito Boyd (who took 1st in shot put in discus) were followed by second place finishes and personal records for Lonnie Jackson in shot put (38’8″) and Jeff Gunter in his first ever competition throwing discus (90’1″). A new PR and qualifying standard was set by Aale’Yah Garris as she topped 5′ in the high jump (along with Zy’kierah Andrews hitting the same mark). Aale’Yah also qualified for regionals on her 50.7 seconds for the 300 hurdles. A new PR and 3rd place finish in the shot put by Destiny Barfield saw the first year competitor hit 27’10”. Other good finishers include Lexi Bryant who is 0.4 seconds away from qualifying on the 100 hurdles, the boys 4x200m relay is 1 second away, and the girls 4x200m relay is 2 seconds away. In their first recorded time of the season (since the first outing saw a baton dropped) the girls 4x100m relay made regionals by running a half second under qualifying time. And in a continuation of her strong season, Zy’kierah Andrews qualified for regionals in the 200m dash.
|Ayden-Grifton High School||1st||0|
|South Lenoir High School||2nd||0|
|North Lenoir High School||3rd||0|