On track for the state meet

Jun. 28, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County had 16 athletes earn their way to the Hershey's Track and Field State Finals meet which is being held this evening, starting at 5 p.m., at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The sprinters, jumpers and throwers finished high in the local competition at Southern Lee High School two weekends ago, then finished first or second in their events at the district meet at Cary's Mills Park Middle School last Friday.

Hershey's combines with Lee County Parks and Recreation to have track and field practices, then meets, each spring and summer. This is the third year of the program in Lee County.

Hershey's Track and Field

District meet results (Lee County results)

Boys 9-10

50-meter dash - Kenyon Palmer - 1st place, Rashan Parks - 2nd place

100 dash - Kenyon Palmer - 1st place

4x100 relay - Jaron Farrar, Devin Morton, Kenyon Palmer, Alex Wooden - 1st place

Girls 9-10

4x100 relay - Tori Bowker, Kendall Howard, Alyssa Martin, Hannah Tuck - 2nd place

Girls 11-12

400 dash - Jadaya Asor-Sallaah - 1st place

4x100 relay - Jadaya Asor-Sallaah, Aaranna Moore, Tanvi Rudan, Ginny Smith - 1st place

Boys 13-14

Standing long jump - Mathew Logan - 1st place

Girls 13-14

Softball throw - Shelby Logan - 2nd place

100 dash - Andrionna Buie - 2nd place

200 dash - Andrionna Buie - 2nd place