It was a good week to be an athlete at Concord's Jay M. Robinson High School.
On Feb. 20, senior Erin Tucker won the 55-meter dash and the 55-meter hurdles at the 1A/2A/3A state indoor track and field meet. That was five days after the Bulldogs' wrestling team won the state dual-team tournament.
Tucker has progressively gotten closer to a state title over the last 12 months.
When Robinson was in the 4A classification, she placed sixth in the 55-meter hurdles in the 2009 indoor state meet. In the outdoor season last spring, Tucker placed third in the state in the 100-meter hurdles.
Last week, Tucker ran the 55 meters in 7.19 seconds, edging Rocky Mount's Zikeena Parker for the title by 0.17 second. In the 55-meter hurdles, Tucker ran an 8.28 and beat Teaunna Cuthbertson of North Rowan by 0.04 second. Concord's Juanita Leto finished third in 8.61.
"We knew going in that the hurdles was the one she wanted the most," said Robinson coach Anthony Blakeney, "and the one that was going to be the toughest."
Several Cabarrus County athletes finished second in their events: Mount Pleasant's Jocelyn Parnell (shot put), South Rowan's Keith Grant (high jump) and Hickory Ridge's Coye Still (long jump).