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Coastal Christian’s Sabrina Sims successfully defended her title as back-to-back state champion in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.83 on Saturday as the junior took victory in a photo finish, winning out by .01 seconds.

Sabrina Sims, left, pictured with her track coach Maya Baxter. Photo courtesy- Michael Scheffel.
Sabrina Sims, left, pictured with her track coach Maya Baxter. Photo courtesy Michael Scheffel.

“This is a huge individual and program accomplishment,” said Coastal Christian Athletics Director Michael Scheffel. “The other cool part to this story is last year we brought on Maya Baxter as our assistant coach.  She was a Division I track athlete for UNCW a few years back and specialized in the 100 meter and had a very successful career.

“Here in her first two seasons coaching we win 100 meter in her specialized event. It’s probably not a coincidence and obviously Sabrina having great talent and great competitor.”

Sims became the first female state champion in Coastal Christian history from last year and now first athlete (male or female) to secure individual honors in consecutive years at the 1A/2A North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association combined State Track and Field meet.

North Brunswick claims second straight state title 

Jayhlen Washington claimed first-place honors in long jump and triple jump to lead North Brunswick to its second straight state championship as the Scorpions claimed a team victory at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Track and Field Meet on Saturday.

North Brunswick captured a 2A East Regional last weekend. Photo courtesy- North Brunswick Athletics
North Brunswick captured a 2A East Regional last weekend. Photo courtesy North Brunswick Athletics.

The boys team race was a tightly contested affair among four or five teams for most of the day, but North Brunswick pulled away to win the title. The Scorpions scored 53 points, with runner-up Bunn at 37.

With wins in long jump and triple jump, Washington was named the boys Most Valuable Player as the sophomore standout took second in the 110 meter hurdles.

Keandre Yeoman took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and Evin Bellamy placed eighth in the event.

Bellamy, Yeoman, Shaquan Graham and Cameron Barnhill teamed up to finish fifth in the 4×100 meter relay. Latrell Hill also joined Bellamy, Yeoman and Graham to take bronze in the 4X400 meter relay.

North Brunswick won last year’s state team title and took first-place in the indoor track championships in February for their second consecutive indoor crown.