TRACK & FIELD: Cherokee athletes place at state meet

by May 21, 2018SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi


GREENSBORO – Several members of the Cherokee High School track and field team placed at the 1A State Championship meet held on Sunday, May 20 at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro.  The meet was delayed two days following severe weather on Friday.

Isaiah Evans placed second in the boys discus throw with a distance of 138-7, and Joaquin Layno placed fourth in the event with a throw of 131-7.

Hallah Panther placed fourth in the girls pole vault with a jump of 9-0.  Cade Mintz placed ninth in the boys event with a jump of 10-6.

Cherokee entered two relay teams in Sunday’s meet including: 4x100M team which placed 14th with a time of 46.52 and the 4x800M team which placed ninth with a time of 8:54.13.

Other Smoky Mountain Conference top four finishers included:

  • Abe Christensen (Andrews), third place boys discus throw, 133-11; second place boys shot put, 47-10.25
  • Micah Anderson (Hiwassee Dam, fourth place boys long jump, 20-3
  • Murphy girls 4x100M relay team, first place, 51.04
  • Murphy girls 4x400M relay team, second place, 4:11.14
  • Murphy girls 4x800M relay team, second place, 10:24.45
  • Peyton Wood (Murphy), fourth place girls 300M hurdles, 47.66
  • Sarah Pullium (Murphy), first place girls discus throw, 121-10
  • Carly Hopkins (Murphy), third place girls shot put, 37-9.5
  • DeAndre Jackson (Murphy, second place boys 110M hurdles, 15.45
  • Eric Barnett (Robbinsville), fourth place boys high jump, 5-10
  • Monica Riordan (Swain County), fourth place girls 100M hurdles, 16.44
  • Swain County girls 4x800M relay team, 10:44.08
  • Tanner Wiggins (Swain Co.), third place boys pole vault, 13-0

– One Feather staff report