Bradon Black Cuthbertson
Black took third place in the 400-meter dash at the NCHSAA 3A championship with a run of 47.58 seconds, which also ranked him third in North Carolina this season. Although he didn’t run the 200 at the state meet, Black ranks 21st in the state in that event.
Jaylen Coleman Porter Ridge
The junior sprinter had a great season to lead Porter Ridge at the NCHSAA 4A championship. In the state meet, Coleman sprinted his way to an individual gold medal in the 100-meter dash after also claiming first place in that event at the Western Regional the week before.
Noah Davis Metrolina Christian
Metrolina Christian continues to dominate the Metrolina Athletic Conference. The Warriors took fifth in the state thanks in part to Davis, who won the NCISAA 3A title in the discus. Davis’ toss of 147 feet, 3 inches also placed him third-best in the state in that event.
Emerson Douds Weddington
Douds was sensational at the NCHSAA 3A championship, placing second in three events, including the 100-, 200- and 400-meter runs. The Union County Weekly Runner of the Year also had the state’s fastest time in the 200 (21.21 seconds). He was second best in North Carolina in the 200 (47.57) and ranked within the top 70 nationally.
Kyle Durham Weddington
Durham had a tremendous season to help the Warriors win the NCHSAA 3A team championship. The junior won the individual state title in the 800-meter run (1 minute, 54.63 seconds) and placed fourth in the 1,600. Durham’s 800 run at the state meet is the fourth-fastest time run in North Carolina this season. He also owns the fourth-fastest 1,600 time (4:17.01) in the state.
Jide Huntley Porter Ridge
The senior placed third in the state in the high jump and took 11th in the long jump for the Pirates at the NCHSAA 4A meet. Huntley tied for 14th in the state in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 4 inches. He had a personal-best 22-2.0 to win the long jump at the Union County Championships earlier this season.
Scott McClendon Forest Hills
McClendon was half of Forest Hills’ dynamic duo along with teammate Jaleel McLaughlin that helped lead the Yellow Jackets to their first team track and field title. The senior was terrific all season and particularly shined at the state meet, where he won the triple jump (45-4.25 feet) and the long jump (22-5) while also helping the Jackets win the 4×100 relay. McClendon was also sixth in the 200 at states.
Jaleel McLaughlin Forest Hills
The senior was a huge part of Forest Hills winning its first team track and field championship. McLaughlin, who has signed with Notre Dame College in Ohio to play football, was second in the state in the 400, third in the 200 and eighth in the 400. In addition, McLaughlin was a key performer on two state championship relays.
Jackson O’Hara Weddington
O’Hara helped the Warriors claim the NCHSAA 3A team track and field championship by placing fifth in the state in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 0.06 seconds) after earlier this season running the state’s 14th-fastest time in that event (1:55.79). O’Hara also competed in the 1,600, 3,200, as well as the 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams.
Derek Young Jr. Union Academy
Young had a strong season for the Cardinals and capped that by winning the NCHSAA 1A individual title in the triple jump (43 feet, 8.25 seconds). The sophomore also competed this season in the 400-meter run, the 300 hurdles, the long jump and was on the 4×200 and 4×400 relays.
Darian Barksdale Parkwood
Benjamin Cargnel Marvin Ridge
John Ciprich Piedmont
Matthew Eberhard Weddington
Marcus Hesske Parkwood
Tyler Lewis Parkwood
William Mazur Weddington
James Mazzarell Marvin Ridge
Peter Shelley Marvin Ridge
Jake Toomey Weddington