Wakefield girls, Knightdale boys set records

tstevens@newsobserver.comJune 24, 2013 

Athletes from Wakefield High posted the fastest relay times ever by North Carolina high school girls last weekend at the New Balance Outdoors Nationals championship at N.C. A&T in Greensboro.

Breanne Bygrave, Tyra Lea, Tiana Patillo and Ama-Selina Tchume ran the fastest 4x100 time by a North Carolina high school team (46.47) in their second-place finish.

Southeast Raleigh finished third (46.97).

Athletes cannot compete as members of high school teams because the spring high school season is over. The Wakefield group competed as the Raleigh Junior Striders.

Southeast Raleigh was the Bulldog Track Club and Knightdale High runners entered as the Knightdale Track Club.

The Striders won the 1,000 Swedish relay with Jasmine Moore, Tchume, Lea and Patillo setting the meet record.

The Striders also won the 4x200 relay (JeMay Ward, Lea, Patillo, Tchume) in a state record 1:36.39 and were second in the girls’ 4x400 (Ward, Lea, Patillo, Tia Robinson).

The Knightdale Track Club (Marvin Horton, Marquavious Johnson, Bernard Freeman, Marcell Johnson) won the boys’ 800 sprint medley (1:31.38) and was second in the 4x400 (3:11.32, Henry Kiedy, Freeman, Marcell Johnson, Marquavious Johnson).

The 4x400 time was No. 2 on the all-time N.C. list, according to ncpreptrack.com.

West Carteret’s John Crossley, an East Carolina recruit, ran the fastest time ever by a North Carolina high school runner (1:48.01) to win the 800 meters and Southeast Raleigh’s Tametris Morrison won the 400 hurdles (59.59).

Shakinah Brooks of Southeast Raleigh was third in the long jump (19 feet, 6 inches) and Clayton’s Mollie Williams was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (13.85).

Kristen Lee of Wakefield was fifth in the pole vault (12 feet, 6.75 inches).

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