High Point Central girls a favorite to win State 4-A title
Staff reports / May 19, 2017
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The North Carolina High School Association (NCHSAA) 4A Midwest Track & Field Regional was hosted at Greensboro’s Southeast Guilford High School last Saturday (May 13) afternoon. Twenty-six schools competed in 18 events trying to earn qualifying spots for this weekend’s state championships. On the strength of Saturday’s performances, the Lady Bison of High Point Central will be a favorite challenger for the 4A girls title. Central posted six first place finishes and a third in the 400m dash. All-American senior sprinter Tamara Clark swept the 100m and 200m dashes respectively running 11.72 seconds and 23.57 seconds. Clark also ran a leg on their winning 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. Teammate Monzerad Creary, a junior middle distance runner, won the 800m in 2:17.72 and placed third in the 400m with a time of 56.35 seconds.
Others qualifying high school competitors:
Dudley sophomore Eryka Baker captured third place in the 100m timed in 15.24 seconds.
Southwest Guilford’s Cecilia Marrenick earned gold in the triple jump leaping 36-feet-11inches.
Southeast Guilford junior Kiya Oviosun placed second in the 400m with a time of 55.19 seconds and third in the 200m with a time of 24.67 seconds.