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Community School’s Malia Ellington, Central Academy’s Elijah Inuwa dominate NCHSAA 1A/2A indoor track

Community School of Davidson’s Malia Ellington and Elijah Inuwa of Monroe’s Central Academy had a pair of dominating performances at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A/2A indoor track championships Friday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Inuwa broke his 1A/2A record in the 1,000 with a time of 2:36.60 and set a new record in the 1,600 (4:27.14).

Ellington, a repeat meet MVP pick, won three events – the 1,000, 1,600 and 3,200 – and she ran anchor for the state championship 3,200-meter relay. Her relay teammates were Rebecca Fesperman, Lissi Gordon and Hunter Cashion.

North Brunswick won the boys’ team title for the second straight season. Central Academy was fifth and Forest Hills finished eighth.

Burlington Cummings won its sixth state girls’ title in eight years. Community School of Davidson was second.

Individually, Forest Hills’ Juwan Crowder won the boys’ 55-meter dash. Community School’s Fesperman won the girls’ 500-meter dash.