Harding brings home a medal

Published 1:51 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Northside junior Andrew Harding earned his first medal at the state 1A track and field meet at the North Carolina A&T track in Greensboro Monday.

Harding finished fourth in the 1600 meters, completing the four laps in 4:23.83 and was sixth in the 3200 in 10:25.69. He was fifth in both events last year and posted a faster time in the 1600 this year.

“I had been sick all week and knew I wasn’t going to outkick anybody, so I decided to get the lead from the gun and hold it for as long as I could,” Harding said. “It worked for the first 1,000 meters, then three guys passed
me on the last lap. I’m happy with my time and thought I put up a good fight considering how bad I had been feeling.”

Northside freshman Colten Smith was ninth in the 400 meters in 51.68 seconds, while senior Faithful Fulcher finished 12th in the 200 in 23.31.

Senior Kiele Scott led the girls with an eighth-place finish in the 800 (2:34.52) and took 11th in the 3200 (14:09.78) Younger sister Emrie Scott was 13th in the 3200 in 15:44.44.

The 4×800 relay team of Bailey Singleton, Ava Hedgepeth, Emma Boyd and Emrie Scott was 12th in 12:05.37.

Freshman Keymora Roberson led the Southside girls with a sixth place finish in the 300 hurdles (48.75).

Junior I’Kiriyah Minor was 12th in the triple jump, leaping 31-5.75.

The 4×400 relay team of Jaden Johnson, Indiah Moore, Tamya Smith and Tamia McNeal was 15th in 4:57.95 and the 4x 800 team of Emma Smith, Savannah Phelps, Elanor Davis and Lelia Jones was 16th in 13:17.33.

Washington senior AJ Privott finished fifth in the discus (142-05) in the 2A meet held Friday at the NC A&T track.

Sophomore Janiyah Little was seventh in the 300 hurdles (48.58) and ninth in the 100 hurdles (16.34).