Pam Pack sending handful to state meet in Greensboro|Brown, Patterson earn silver medals

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2010

By Staff
Staff Reports
Four Washington Pam Pack individuals and one relay team will be heading to Greensboro for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state track and field championships.
Josh Brown picked up a silver medal and a bronze medal in the hurdle events at the regional meet at Nash Central High School over the weekend. Raheam Patterson picked up a silver in the 200-meter dash.
They will be joined by Amiar Johnson and William Ellegor, who picked up fourths in their events, and the 800-meter relay team at the state meet.
The state meet will be held Friday at NC A&T. The field events begin at 10 a.m. and the running events at noon.
The Pam Pack finished in sixth place as a team, compiling 36 points. Southern Nash won the boys title with 66 points, followed by Nash Central (65), Fike (43), White Oak (49) and South Brunswick (40).
The top four finishers in each event qualified for the state meet.
Brown took second in the 300-meter hurdles (41.44 seconds) and third in the 110-meter hurdles (15.66).
Patterson captured second in the 200-meter dash (22.44).
Ellegor finished fourth in the long jump (21 feet). He added a seventh in the triple jump (41-10).
Johnson placed fourth in the shot put (46 feet, 7 inches).
The 800-meter relay foursome of Raphael Gibbs, Darnell Windley, Patterson and Ellegor took fourth in 1:31.94.
Kevin Chapman took sixth (46-2) in the shot.
The 400-meter relay quartet of Windley, Johnson, Patterson and Ronnie Woolard took sixth (44.70).
Malik Moore was seventh in the high jump (5-8). He also ran a 16.97 in the preliminaries of the 110 hurdles.
The 3,200-meter relay team of Gibbs, Martin Morales, Brenin Fitzgerald and Dylan Mizelle was eighth (9:00.32).
The 1,600-meter relay squad of Gibbs, Mizelle, Felipe Andrade and Byron Hopkins finished ninth (3:44.62).
Windley ran an 11.89 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash.
Janell Griffin was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.32). That gave Washington its lone two points in the meet, as they finished in 18th place.
South Central easily won the title with 125 points.
Griffin also ran a 52.67 in the preliminaries of the 300-meter hurdles.
Alexus Spencer took eighth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.06) and tenth in the high jump (4-6).
The 400-meter relay team of Datisha Redmond, Haley Hiatt, Griffin and Yasmine Horton finished eighth (52.26).
The 1-A state meet was held over the weekend at NC A&T.
Williamston’s Lynn Davis had the best day among the area performers. Davis finished fourth in the discus (99-7) and seventh in the shot put (31-5.25).
Shataun Slade of Williamston was ninth in the long jump (14-6). She ran a 20.07 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles.
Alex Hardison took 12th in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:38.24.
The Tigers’ 3,200-meter relay team of Rafailia Vogaitzis, Kierra Gainer, Janiece Neilsen and Hardison was 13th (12:09.68).
The 1,600-meter relay team of Kierra Gainer, Ann Marie Manning, Sha’Tori Brown and Hardison was 13th (4:46.41).
The 800-meter relay squad of Jo’Neka Brown, Ja’Bria Woolard, Candace House and Quashanna Smith was 14th (1:57.92).
Neilsen was 16th in the 3,200-meter run (17:12.64).
Woolard ran a 56.55 in the preliminaries of the 300-meter hurdles.
On the boys side, Eric Cox was 12th in the discus (110-6.50).
The 800-meter relay team of Ronald Griffin, Brandon Pointe, Quinton Laurence and Jermaine Mcghee took 16th (1:38.02).
McGhee ran a 12.23 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash.
Pointe ran a 54.27 in the preliminaries of the 400-meter dash.
Northside’s Orianna Phillips was 11th in the high jump (4-10).
On the boys side, the 3,200-meter relay team of Lois Rivera, Derrick Warren, Bryant Fletcher and Michael O’Neal took ninth (8:54.17).
Fletcher was 13th in the 1,600-meter run (4:59.33).
O’Neal took 15th in the 800-meter run (2:11.92).