WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Weddington High won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A indoor track title Friday night with 58 points. West Rowan was second (51 points) and Marvin Ridge (49) third.
Chapel Hill (62 points) edged Marvin Ridge (60) on the final event to win the girls title.
It came down to the final event, the 4x400 meter relay, as Chapel Hill and Marvin Ridge entered the event on even footing for the girls’ championship. The Tiger relay team nabbed a second place finish, posting a time of 4:13.68 and Marvin Ridge slid in just behind them in third at 4:17.23. That proved to be the margin of victory on the night as the Tigers captured their first indoor track championship 62-60, stopping Marvin Ridge’s bid for a third consecutive crown.
On the boys’ side, Weddington captured the team crown edging West Rowan 58-51. Weddington Senior Mitchell Resor captured the 1600 meter run in a time of 4:20.20. His teammate, Matthew Conner finished third in the event with a time of 4:23.65.
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Resor also brought home the 1000 meter championship, finishing in a time of 2:35.11, just ahead of Noah Shore from Asheville who clocked 2:35.42. Resor also anchored the second place 4x800 Meter Relay which finished with a time of 8:02.95, just behind Asheville who won the event with a time of 8:01.84.
▪ Observer-area boys winners: Gabe Stainback, Concord (high jump); Tyson Fortenberry, Ashbrook (shot put); Carter Clasper, Marvin Ridge (pole vault); Kadarius Lotharp, Sun Valley (55 meters); Mitchell Resor, Weddington (1600); Resor, Weddington (1000);
▪ Observer-area girls winners: Katelyn Frakash, Weddington (shot put); Marvin Ridge 3,200 meter relay (Jennae Jacob, Katie Ropers, Alexa King, Lindsay Harrison); Torri Weathers, Hickory Ridge (55 meter hurdles); Alexa King, Marvin Ridge (1,600);