State 2A track meet: Polk relay team takes fourth, shatters school record - Track and Field
Golf · Motorsports · Outdoors · High Schools; Sports Columnists Distance runners Lauren Peterson, Alex Miley win prep state titles with contrasting plans won the Class 2A girls' 3,meter race Friday at the state meet. The North St. Paul foursome of Alexis Pratt, Shaliciah Jones, Jebeh Cooke and. Then senior year when the realignment moved us back down to 2A, Luling to go through Luling, who had won the previous two state titles, to win it all, Finally, at the regional track meet my senior year, I battled with Evan. Alex CookeThrows - Personal Records Shot Put (I) - ¾ ( meters) Women's Teams; Basketball · Cross Country · Fencing · Field Hockey · Golf . indoor conference meet in weight throw, finishing eighth • Moved into second Prep: Four-year letter-winner in track and field and volleyball • 3-time NCHSAA 2A state.
She nearly reached that foot goal with a throw of at the state meet in Greensboro, besting the next-closest finisher by 11 inches. Then for track, that foot shot put goal would become a reality. At the highest level, these events are indoors, said stepdad Kevin Senter. But around here things like shot put and discus are usually done outdoors because the athletes need the space. She competed in a couple of events in order to qualify for the regional tournament. Then she went on to win the indoor state championship with a toss of I did the Tennessee Relays and got second in shot put and fifth in discus.
She was close, and she was working hard to get there. Her distance was good enough she would have won gold in the 1A and 3A tournaments as well and would have been pushing for a top-five finish in 4A. She also competed in discus at the state meet. After getting a little less than 89 feet in the discus in her first two years, Cooke came back with a throw as long as her senior year. At the state level she finished eighth in 2A. She excelled in shot and discus, but because of her strong legs Alex was able to help the team in meets by doing long jump and triple jump, too, said Simmons.
Alex likely holds the school records for shot and discus, but Simmons said she cannot verify this. She said she had pulled together lots of old documents and records and put them together in a cardboard box. Someone thought the box was full of trash and threw it away, taking all the documentation with it.
Mom Tabitha Senter said she believed that UNC had a scout at the state games because the university reached out to the family back in November before the winter indoor season began.
Alex attended a camp at Chapel Hill over the Christmas break, and the family toured the campus. The discus weighs just one kilogram 2.
North’s Alex Cooke gets dream offer from UNC
The hammer uses a similar 8. The weight throw is a fairly new event for women, starting inbut has been a part of the Highland Games for centuries.
The weight is 20 pounds and has a short chain and handle. Alex had offers from several Division I schools. Alex did choose UNC and accepted a scholarship offer — although for academics, not athletics.
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The financial package was actually better for the academic side, said Kevin. Girls Meter Dash Wheelchair: Catherine Armstrong, S W Edgecombe, Girls Meter Dash: Starbesha Satterwhite, Warren County, Courtney Miles, Beddingfield, Lydia Rivers, Kinston, Simi Gbadegesin, Durham S of Arts, Karrigan Ellison, Lexington, Lydia Gamble, Durham S of Arts, Meliea Langstaff, Franklin, 1: Jasmine Upsher, Graham, 1: Paiton Fair, Newton-Conover, 1: India Godlock, Polk County, 1: Cyrena Bedoian, Hendersonville, 1: Madeline Duncan, Currituck County, 1: Alex Deluca, Currituck County, 1: Maysa Araba, Carrboro, 2: Josephine Johnson, Draughn, 2: Brittany Stanley, Mount Pleasant, 2: Ladeja Anderson, Shelby, 2: Jennifer Lomax, Mount Pleasant, 2: Amanda Hickey, Carrboro, 2: Lauren Revis, R-S Central, 2: Hana Ratcliffe, Durham S of Arts, 2: Savannah Pugh, Croatan, 2: Ruth Alexander, Croatan, 2: Jahera Dangerfield, Northside 2 A2: Girls Meter Run Wheelchair: Catherine Armstrong, S W Edgecombe, 3: Catherine Armstrong, S W Edgecombe, 7: Girls Meter Run: Maysa Araba, Carrboro, 5: Hana Ratcliffe, Durham S of Arts, 5: Brittany Stanley, Mount Pleasant, 5: Eliza Witherspoon, Brevard, 5: Ladeja Anderson, Shelby, 5: Savannah Pugh, Croatan, 5: Amanda Hickey, Carrboro, 5: Sarah Spiro, Smoky Mountain, 5: Jahera Dangerfield, Northside 2 A5: Kayleigh Betancourt, Draughn, 5: Haleigh Crouson, S W Onslow, 5: Nichole Mehlhaff, Goldsboro, 5: Helen Morken, Carrboro, Eliza Witherspoon, Brevard, Savannah Pugh, Croatan, Sarah Spiro, Smoky Mountain, Amelia Covington, Carrboro, Haleigh Crouson, S W Onslow, Emily York, Northeastern, Girls Meter Hurdles Preliminaries: Kayla Moore, Hugh M.
Akeyra Hailey, Monroe, Alexsia Best, Ayden-Grifton, Simone Gwehi, Monroe, Shannon Moses, Durham S of Arts, Taylor Briley, Trinity, Ashlynn Jewell, Surry Central, Makayla Estep, Wilkes Central, Rebecca Horne, S W Onslow, Kayla McLane, Franklin, Lauren Cooper, Currituck County, Andrea Kolarova, Hendersonville, Girls Meter Hurdles Finals: Asha Jordan, Monroe, Kebori Gorham, Ayden-Grifton, Mya Jones, Newton-Conover, Jess Fowler, Surry Central, Taya Jones, Northside 2 A Brittany Lindley, Franklin, Danielle Brisson, Croatan, Annelle Grealis, Stuart W.
Deja Davis, Durham S of Arts, Ashley Parker, Draughn, Charity Snelling, Franklinton, ; 2. Vanessa Agrusa, Franklin, ; 3. Ashley Parker, Draughn, ; 4.
Holly McNamara, Mount Pleasant, ; 5. Christina Childers, Maiden, ; 7. Aria Rosenstein, Croatan, J; 7. Paige Spell, Ashe County, J; 7. Tori Combs, Wilkes Central, J; Alexis Toney, Beddingfield, J; Alina Aviles, Currituck County, ; Erika Graybeal, Draughn, J; —. Danielle Brown, Franklin, ; 2. Brittany Faw, Wilkes Central, ; 3. Emily Bey, Mount Pleasant, ; 4. Bonnie Smith, Brevard, ; 6. Erika Graybeal, Draughn, ; 8.
Madison Peele, Croatan, J; Maley Wagner, Carrboro, ; —. Josephine Johnson, Draughn, NH. Tainasha Vines, Bunn, Kenyae Majors, Hugh M.
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Akeyra Hailey, Monroe,w: Demonica Stanley, John A. Katie Knotek, Carrboro, Ashley Parker, Draughn,w: Julice Crowder, Monroe, Joya Blackwell, Hertford County, Candice Simmons, R-S Central, Tyriona Houston, Monroe, Erika Graybeal, Draughn, Paige Spell, Ashe County, Girls Shot Put 4 KG: Hunter Halford, Northside 2 A; 3.
Asha Jordan, Monroe, ; 4. Samantha Layko, Croatan, Chelsey Elliott, Pasquotank Cty. Amy Yarborough, Hendersonville, ; 8. Lanecia Williams, Newton-Conover, ; 8. Veranda Webb, Monroe, ; Mykiesha Barrett, Beddingfield, ; Shantana Norris, Red Springs, ; Cheyenne Gloster, Salisbury, ; Lasharee Stevenson, Shelby, Girls Shot Put Wheelchair: Girls Discus Throw Wheelchair: Girls Discus Throw 1 KG: Samantha Layko, Croatan, ; 2.
Bria Roddy, Monroe, ; 4. Alexandra Jones, Carrboro, ; 5. Mattie Hough, Stuart W.
Lasharee Stevenson, Shelby, ; Cheyenne Gloster, Salisbury, ; —. Boys Meter Dash Preliminaries: Brian Sessoms, Carver, Juwan Crowder, Forest Hills, Daequon Carr, Kinston, Ashton Avery, Bunn, Casey King, Bunker Hill, Travis Dawson, Midway, Markel Spencer, Washington, Tyshawn Smith, Lincolnton, Matthew Darden, Polk County, Tyre Brown, Reidsville, Boys Meter Dash Finals: Markel Spencer, Washington, FS.
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