A year after leading Berry Academy to the school’s first state title in any sport, the N.C. 2A boys’ track and field title, Cameron Hudson helped the Cardinals to another first – the school’s first N.C. 3A championship.
For his efforts, Hudson is this year’s All-Observer boys’ track and field runner of the year, and Berry’s Rudolph Brown is the boys’ coach of the year.
Hudson won the state 100 meters and helped the Cardinals win the 400 and 1,600 relays.
The boys’ field event athlete of the year is Draughn’s Adam Mann, who won N.C. 2A titles in the shot put and discus and had the best performances in the state in both events.
• Hudson doubles as the Observer’s runner of the year for Mecklenburg County and also is the Mecklenburg field event athlete of the year after winning the N.C. 3A title in the long jump. Brown doubles as Mecklenburg’s coach of the year.
• Mann doubles as the All-Region field event athlete of the year. The All-Region runner of the year is Crest’s Harvey McSwain III, one of the state’s best sprinters who has signed with college power Texas Christian. The All-Region coach of the year is Hall of Fame coach Robert Steele of North Rowan. Steele led the Cavaliers to the N.C. 1A championship, their 11th state title after winning nine N.C. 2A titles and the 1A title last year.
100: Cameron Hudson, Berry, Sr. – N.C. 3A champion had a best of 10.47 and has signed to run at East Carolina.
200: Harvey McSwain III, Crest, Sr. – One of state’s best sprinters had a best of 21.20 and will run at TCU.
400: Kwame Donyinah, Myers Park, Jr. – N.C. 4A champion ran 47.27, the 12th-fastest all-time in North Carolina.
800: Christian White, Ardrey Kell, So. – N.C. 4A West Regional and Southwestern 4A champ had a best of 1 minute, 54.63 seconds.
1,600: David Hager, Woodlawn School, Soph. – Had area’s best 1,600 (4:21.44) and was North Carolina’s best sophomore.
3,200: Jonathan Bivens, Weddington, Sr. – Appalachian State signee was runner-up at N.C. 3A championships and had a best of 9:36.11.
110 high hurdles: Jordan Javadi, Providence, Sr. – N.C. 4A champ has signed with UNC Asheville and had a best of 14.21.
300 intermediate hurdles: Erin Jenkins, Vance, Jr. – N.C. 4A champ had the state’s best performance (37.92), regardless of classification.
40 0 relay: Berry (Cameron Hudson, Sr.; Terrance Winchester, Sr.; Andre Williams, Soph.; Taris Jackson, Sr.; Kedrick Davis, Sr.) – N.C. 3A champions had best time in North Carolina (41.54), regardless of classification.
800 relay: Berry (Larry Gibson, Sr.; Terrance Winchester, Sr.; Michael Zimmerman, Jr.; Taris Jackson, Sr.; Kedrick Davis, Sr.; Germone Hopper, Sr.) – Had one of the Carolinas’ best performances at 1:26.90.
1,600 relay: Berry (Larry Gibson, Sr.; Traevin Drayton-Ferguson, Jr.; Dominick Harris, Sr.; Cameron Hudson, Sr.) – Won N.C. 3A championship and had North Carolina’s third-best time (3:20.50), regardless of classification.
3,200 relay: Ardrey Kell (Christian White, So.; Parth Shah, Sr.; Dan Whalen, Sr.; Thomas McLean, Sr.), 7:58.76
Long jump: Montay Crockett, Rock Hill South Pointe, Sr. – S.C. 3A champ had Carolinas’ best jump of 24 feet, 6 inches.
Triple jump: Miles Lebby, Rock Hill South Pointe, Jr. – S.C. 3A champ had a best of 46-6.
High Jump: William Brown, Salisbury, Sr. – Tied for the Carolinas’ best high jump at 610 and won the N.C. 2A Midwest Regional.
Pole Vault: Brett Squibbs, Rock Hill South Pointe, Sr. – S.C. 3A champ had one of Carolinas’ best vaults at 15-6.
Shot Put: Adam Manns, Draughn, Sr. – N.C. 2A champion had state’s best throw (56-3), regardless of classification.
Discus: Adam Manns, Draughn, Sr. – N.C. 2A champion had state’s best throw (174-4), regardless of classification.
100: Harvey McSwain III, Crest, Sr., 10.57; 200: Cameron Hudson, Berry, Sr., 21.28; 400: Trentavis Friday, Cherryville, Soph., 48.12; 800: Chad Fennell, Rock Hill Northwestern, Soph., 1:56.48, and Mark Blackmon, West Charlotte, Sr., 1:56.60; 1,600: Wyatt Maxey, Providence, Soph., 4:25.01; 3,200: Andrew Vandenberg, Watauga, Sr., 9:33.51; and Madison Souder, Ardrey Kell, Sr., 9:41.91; 110 high hurdles: Corey Miller, Mallard Creek, Sr., 14.30; 300 intermediate hurdles: Gavin Walter, Butler, Sr., 38.42; 400 relay: Rock Hill Northwestern (Jhante McMillan, Sr.; Odaryl Davis Douglas, Jr.; Zach Taylor, Jr.; Devonta Gibson, Sr.), 41.7; 800 relay: Olympic (Issac Garcia, Soph.; Aaron Tindall, Jr.; Laquane Washington, Sr.; Corvarius Hellams, Sr.) 1:27.39, and Forest Hills (Frederick Kiser; Sr.; Jamael Lotharp, Sr.; Gregory Belin, Sr.; Ja’keem Little, Sr.) 1:27.66; 1,600 relay: Rock Hill Northwestern (Jhante McMillan, Sr.; Odaryl Davis Douglas, Jr.; Chad Fennell, Soph.; Zach Taylor, Jr.), 3:20.76; 3,200 relay: Berry (Traevin Drayton-Ferguson, Jr.; Dominick Harris, Sr.; Larry Gibson, Sr.; Derrick Boyce, Jr.), 8:02.19, and Rock Hill Northwestern (Grayson Boatwright, Jr.; Sam Aaronson, Sr.; Taylor Hooten, Jr.; Anthony Dean, Jr.; Christian Acker, Soph.; Chad Fennell, Soph.), 8:02.59 ; Long jump: Cameron Hudson, Berry, Sr., 23-9.5; Triple jump: Austin Duke, Independence, Sr., 46-10, and Jordan Warren, Hickory Ridge, Jr., 47-0; High jump: Cole Finch, Weddington, Sr., 6-8 ; Pole vault: Reid Harris, Watauga, Sr. 15-2; Shot put: Myquon Stout, Carson, Soph., 55-4.5; Discus: Myquon Stout, Carson, Soph., 152-10.
All-Observer boys’ coach of the year: Rudolph Brown, Berry
All-Observer boys’ runner of the year: Cameron Hudson, Berry
All-Observer boys’ field event athlete of the year: Adam Mann, Draughn
All-Mecklenburg boys’ coach of the year: Rudolph Brown, Berry
All- Mecklenburg boys’ runner of the year: Cameron Hudson, Berry
All- Mecklenburg boys’ field event athlete of the year: Cameron Hudson, Berry
All-Region boys’ coach of the year: Robert Steele, North Rowan
All- Region boys’ runner of the year: Harvey McSwain III, Crest
All- Region boys’ field event athlete of the year: Adam Mann, Draughn
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less