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