WINSTON-SALEM — The indoor track season officially came to an end on Saturday with the NCHSAA 1A/2A State Championship.
Ashe County’s best finish of the event went to Bella Potter who placed ninth in the women’s high jump with a jump that cleared four feet, 10 inches.
Freshman Mahaley Cronk competed in three different events, all in the long distance running category. Cronk took 17th in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:34. In the 1600-meter run, Cronk finished 11th overall with a finishing time of 5:48. Her final event was the grueling 3200-meter race. Cronk finished 18th overall in 12:53.
For the men, the 4×400 relay team of Jason Durr, Wesley Waddell, Riley Richardson and Josh Hardin took seventh with a time of 3:44, a season-best time. The 4×800 relay team of Terek Ashley, David Roten, Tafton Baker and Riley Richardson finished in 11th in a time of 9:04.
Nick Lanfranchi was 19th in the 55-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.51 seconds.
Ashe’s final competitor was Carter Wilson. He finished 19th in the shot put with a throw that measured in at 37 feet, 4.5 inches.
NCHSAA 1A/2A Men’s State Champions
1,000-meter run: Daniel Alvarez-Orlachia (Surry Central) – 2:39.
1,600-meter run: Noah Graham (Brevard) – 4:30.
300-meter dash: Josh Polk (Hobbton) – 35.39 seconds.
3200-meter run: Noah Graham (Brevard) – 9:49.
4×200 relay: JC Smith, Shaquan Graham, Jayhlen Washington, Cameron Barnhill (North Brunswick) – 1:30.
4×400 relay: Robert Brenneman, Joseph Bulfer, Michael Quispe, Tyler Robinson (Croatan) – 3:31.
4×800 relay: Noah Schoenacher, William Coye, Andrew Robinson, Noah Graham (Brevard) – 8:23.
500-meter dash: Michael Quispe (Croatan) – 1:07.
55-meter dash: Cameron Barnhill (North Brunswick) – 6.38 seconds.
55-meter wheelchair dash: Dylan Pinder (North Johnston) – 14.06 seconds.
55-meter hurdles: Jayhlen Washington (North Brunswick) – 7.37 seconds.
High Jump: Dakota Oxendine (St. Pauls) – Six feet, four inches.
Long Jump: Jayhlen Washington (North Brunswick) – 22 feet, 2.25 inches.
Pole Vault: Tyler Fitzgerald (Surry Central) – 14 feet, six inches.
Shot Put: Gabriel King (Mount Airy) – 50 feet, 3.5 inches.
Triple Jump: Jayhlen Washington (North Brunswick) – 46 feet, 2.5 inches.
Wheelchair Shot Put: Dylan Pinder (North Johnston) – 15 feet, two inches.
NCHSAA 1A/2A Women’s State Champions
1,000-meter run: Alex Rodman (First Flight) – 3:06.
1,600-meter run: Alex Rodman (First Flight) – 5:09.
300-meter dash: Payton Russell (North Rowan) – 40.29 seconds.
3200-meter run: Anna-Kathryn Kilby (Forbush) – 11:44.
4×200 relay: Brianna Nachtigal, Trista Taylor, Netanya Linares, Kennedie Gaither (Parkwood) – 1:48.
4×400 relay: Jessica Bevard, Madeline Mayfield, Shalin Revels, Jo Snow (Mount Airy) – 4:12.
4×800 relay: Jill O’Dell, Hailey Schreyer, Nina Perry, Alex Rodman (First Flight) – 10:03.
500-meter dash: Araybian Lilly (West Montgomery) – 1:16.
55-meter dash: Nicole Barnes (TW Andrews) – 7.19 seconds.
55-meter hurdles: Kayla Moore (Hugh M. Cummings) – 8.03 seconds.
High Jump: Brianna Sanders (North Brunswick) – Five feet, four inches.
Long Jump: Nicole Barnes (TW Andrews) – 18 feet, 1.25 inches.
Pole Vault: Leanna Seagraves (Draughn) – Nine feet, eight inches.
Shot Put: LesLeigh Tabor (Franklin) – 43 feet.
Triple Jump: Peighton Simmons (TW Andrews) – 39 feet, eight inches.
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.