Northern, Southern, Webb each headed to state track meet
Northern Vance, Southern Vance and J.F. Webb each will be represented in Saturday’s 3-A state track meet in Greensboro.
Northern’s 4x200-meter boys team qualified along with Tyrrick Bullock in the 100 meters and Montel Clark in the shot put Saturday at the Mideast Regional in Burlington.
Jaquez Bullock also qualified in the shot put for Southern Vance and Webb’s 4x100 girls team made the state cut.
Northern’s relay team of Bullock, Jaleel Seward, Devin Anderson, and Vincent Ragland finished fourth behind teams from Northeast Guilford, Northern Guilford and Eastern Alamance.
Tyrrick Bullock was fourth in the 100 with a mark of 11.22 seconds. Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan, a North Carolina football recruit, won with a time of 10.66. Bullock narrowly missed out on making the 200 cut, finishing fifth in the final. Logan won that event as well.
Clark was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 3 inches, behind Bullock in third with a toss of 46 feet, 2.5 inches.
Webb’s Precious Battle, Shontiara Williams, Cora Puryear, and Raineisha Taylor finished third in the 4x100 behind Eastern Alamance and Southern Guilford.
Northern’s Vincent Ragland missed the cut in the 110-meter hurdles by one-one hundredth of a second, taking fifth behind a North Forsyth runner. He also finished seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.
Webb’s Joshuan Jones was sixth in the high jump and Xavier Gregory finished fifth in the discus. Gregory was about six feet shy of the state championships.
Northern’s boys finished 12th overall with 16 points. Northern Guilford won the meet with 94 points.
Chapel Hill, Cardinal Gibbons and Western Alamance each tied with 62 points atop the girls standings.
Northern’s Jazmine Haywood and Webb’s Raineisha Taylor finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the girls 100-meter preliminaries. Taylor was seventh in the 200 and Haywood was 10th.
Southern’s Emerald Hayes was about a foot short of qualifying in the triple jump and Webb’s Corsha Harris was sixth in the shot put and seventh in the discus.
The Warrior girls were 16th overall, representing the area’s best girls finish.