Lee States his case at CISAA meet
While the Providence Day boys rolled to the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association track and field team title last week, Charlotte Country Day’s States Lee stole the individual show.
Lee, a senior, walked away with gold medals in four events after the CISAA meet at Country Day, winning the 100 meters (11.29 seconds), the 200 (22.49) and the 400 (51.97). Lee also competed on Country Day’s first-place 4×100 relay team with Akanimo Eyo, William Roberts and Royce Turnbull.
Lee’s efforts helped the Bucs (105 points) finish second to Providence Day (125) in the boys team standings. Charlotte Latin (82) was third, followed by Charlotte Christian (34) and Concord Cannon (27).
There also were several other individual standouts, as Providence Day’s Ben Huffman won both the 1,600 (4 minutes, 30.34 seconds) and 3,200 (9:45.37), and Charlotte Latin’s Alex Julian took home titles in the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and the pole vault (12 feet).
Other winners included Country Day’s Rob Saunders (800), Brent Thompson (discus) and Marcel Souffrant (shot put); Charlotte Latin’s Ty Smith (110 hurdles) and Marco Ricci (300 hurdles); Charlotte Christian’s Mark Igbinadolor in the triple jump; and Providence Day’s Charlie Sowers (long jump).
Providence Day’s Bryon Fields, Andrew Kral, Dan McCauley and Haamid Williams won the 4×200. Charlotte Latin’s Tyler Mott, Cameron Hightower, Chase Cisne and Walker Cisne won the 4×400. Providence Day’s Evan Gray, Huffman, Nick Linder and Reed Payne won the 4×800.
Girls individual winners included Charlotte Latin’s Sarah Whitmore (100 hurdles), Emily Ho (pole vault) and Amanda Onwukwe (long jump); and Country Day’s Mia Wilson (300 hurdles).
Edwards, Vezolles pace Cougars
Charlotte Catholic senior Onya Edwards wasted little time proving she’s one of the best girls athletes in the state while competing in the 3A Midwestern Regional meet at Waxhaw’s Marvin Ridge High last weekend.
Edwards won the girls long jump (16 feet, 7.5 inches) and finished second in the triple jump. Charlotte Catholic also received a strong performance from Jamie Vezolles, who was third in the 800 meters and teamed with Emma Moore, Margot Corcoran and Phylissa Greeley to win the 4×800 relay (9:35.14).
Area athletes excel in regional meet
South Charlotte produced a number of winners at last weekend’s 4A Western Regional track meet in Boone.
In the boys competition, Ardrey Kell’s Christian White won the 800 meters (1:57.83); Providence’s Wyatt Maxey won the 1,600 (4:30.62); Providence’s Jordan Javadi won the 110 hurdles (14.37 seconds).
South Mecklenburg’s Madelin Talbert won the girls 800 (2:18.14).