Boys’ 800m relay leads Raiders at state meet

Staff report

GRENSBORO — The boys’ 4 x 200-meter relay team led the Richmond Raiders’ efforts in the North Carolina Class 4A Track and Field Championships on Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University.

The Raiders covered the two-loop course in 1 minute, 29.05 seconds — good for seventh place overall. Mallard Creek won with a time of 1:27.07.

The boys’ 400-meter relay placed 12th in 43.64 seconds. Mallard Creek posted the winning time of 41.44.

Raiders_logoIndividually, Tyler York placed 12th among 14 official finishers in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and 11 inches. Jamie Brown, of Knightdale, placed first (22-11).

Arran Green placed 14th in the 400 run with a time of 51.34. Kymani Dula, of Southern Alamance, took first with a time of 48.21. Green’s seeded time of 49.33 would have put him fifth overall in the field of 16 student-athletes.

Freshman Dante Miller placed ninth in the preliminary rounds in the 100 dash. His mark of 10.85 was 0.01 seconds off the eighth and final qualifying time of 10.84. Still, coach Eric Gould noted it was Miller’s best time of the season at the distance.

Mallard Creek finished atop the 62 teams that scored at least one point with 56 points. Hillside was second (38) and Southeast Raleigh was third (31). Richmond placed 44th with five points.

Corissa Wall was the only Raider female to advance from the Class 4A East Region meet. In the high jump, Wall cleared 4 feet, 8 inches and placed 15th. Jordyn Brown, of Jordan, won with a 5-6 mark.

The Parkland squad won the girls’ title with a meet-best 95 points. Cary was a distance second with 59.5 points while Apex was third with 58 points.

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