South Charlotte

Chargers' Johnson is No. 1

Girls Coach of the Year: Larry McNulty, Charlotte Latin. While he is known more for his work on the football field, where his Hawks have claimed five of the last eight state titles, McNulty has made a name for himself on the track as well.

McNulty guided the Hawks to their sixth straight NCISAA 3A state title this year; he has been head coach for the last four.

Girls Player of the Year: Varonica Johnson, Providence Day. For the second straight year, Johnson ran her way into the NCISAA state record books by again winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meter state championships.

Last year, Johnson became the first person in more than 30 years to win all three races.

This year she proved one of the fastest sprinters in the nation at several national meets as well.

Johnson capped her high school career with a state-record 25.19 seconds in the 200, in addition to winning the 100, 400 and 4x200 relay state championships in her final prep meet.

Johnson next will take her record-breaking speed to Villanova University, where she will run for the next four years.

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