North Brunswick High School, last year’s 1A/2A indoor track state champions, will compete at the N.C. High School Athletic Association state indoor track meet on Friday at the JDL Indoor Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Sophomore Jayhlen Washington leads the way, ranked first in long jump (22-feet, 10-inches), first in triple jump (44 feet, four inches) and fifth in the 55 meter hurdles. Washington and teammates Keandre Yoeman, Chris Graham and Jathan Deberry are ranked first in the 4×200 meter relay.
“They have worked very hard and been very dedicated,” Coach Garry Bishop said. “We knew with hard work they would put themselves in a position to at least have a chance to win another state title. They have great attitudes and have been a pleasure to coach.”
Yeoman enters the competition ranked fourth in the 55 meter hurdles, while Graham is tied for the fastest time in the 55 meter dash and is fifth in long jump at 21-feet, 1-inch.
The Scorpions will also participate in the 4×400 meter relay and are ranked third heading into Friday’s competition with Yeoman, Deberry, Latrell Hill and Chris Lancaster.
Hill has the third fastest time in the 500 meters (1:07.1) and Derrick Wheeler is the defending state champion in the shot put.
Deberry is ranked fourth in the high jump, and Jordon Howard is ranked eighth in the triple jump. North Brunswick will have three participants in the triple jump.
Pender High School’s Tanazsa Simpson and North Brunswick’s Alleigh Hines will compete in the girls shot put, while Shaquan Graham and Cameron Barnhill run the 55 meter dash.
Click here for the complete performance list for 1A/2A competitors heading into the final meet of the season.
Boys high jump
No. 5 Jathan Deberry, sophomore, North Brunswick 6-00.00
Boys long jump
No. 1 Jayhlen Washington, sophomore, North Brunswick 22-10.00
No. 5 Chris Graham, senior, North Brunswick 21-01.50
Boys triple jump
No. 1 Jayhlen Washington, sophomore, North Brunswick 44-04.00
No. 9 Jordan Howard, junior, North Brunswick 40-10.00
No. 10 Jc Smith, sophomore, North Brunswick 40-04.00
Girls shot put
No. 4 Tanazsa Simpson, sophomore, Pender 35-09.00
No. 23 Alleigh Hines, freshman, North Brunswick 30-00.50
Boys shot put
No. 3 Derrick Wheeler, senior, North Brunswick 49-02.75
No. 28 Eric Wheeler, senior, North Brunswick 41-03.00
Boys shot put wheelchair
No. 4 Kenny Korff, sophomore, North Brunswick 8-00.00
Boys 4×800 meter relay
No. 13 North Brunswick 9:10.00
Boys 55 meter hurdles prelims
No. 4 Keandre Yeoman, junior, North Brunswick 7.95
No. 5 Jayhlen Washington, sophomore North Brunswick 8.04
Boys 55 meter dash prelims
No. 3 Chris Graham, senior, North Brunswick 6.44
No. 8 Shaquan Graham, sophomore, North Brunswick 6.64
No. 22 Cameron Barnhill, sophomore, North Brunswick 6.74
Boys 4×200 meter relay
No. 1 North Brunswick 1:32.40
Boys 500 meter dash
No. 2 Latrell Hill, junior, North Brunswick 1:07.10
Boys 300 meter dash
No. 16 Keandre Yeoman, junior, North Brunswick 37.04
Boys 4×400 meter relay
No. 3 North Brunswick 3:37.90