GREENSBORO—Senior Trentavis Friday of Cherryville put together an amazing performance on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina State A&T University, although it wasn't quite enough to lift his team to the team title.
Friday was the Most Valuable Performer in the men's meet, but his Ironmen came up seven points behind team champion North Stokes in the standings.
Friday won three individual events and anchored the victorious four by 400 relay team. The Cherryville star won the 100 and also broke two state records he had established earlier, taking the 200 in 20.85 seconds and the 400 in 47.87 seconds.
North Stokes, which earned a regional title last weekend, scored 50 points to 43 for Cherryville, followed by Camden (41), Mitchell (38) and Murphy (36). A total of 50 men's teams scored in the meet.
Hobbton's Samson Bradsher, a junior, grabbed first place in both the shot put and discus.
Malia Ellington of Community School of Davidson led the way in the women's championship by winning three events, including the 800, 1600 and 3200. She broke her own NCHSAA 1-A record in the 1600 in a time of 4:59.88 and beat the field by about 23 seconds.
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness rallied at the end of the meet, showing depth in distance events and then taking second in the four by 400, to capture the team title with 59 points to 52 for Boonville Starmount.
Winston-Salem Prep was third with 45, followed by Avery with 41 and Robbinsville with 38. There were 47 teams scoring in the women's meet.
Avery's Kylie Polsgrove won both hurdle events and Samantha Welborn of Starmount was a double winner in the shot put and the discus.