Northwest Guilford High School will be holding a signing ceremony for track and field athletes Scott Houston and Anna Gillespie on Wednesday, February 13th.
Scott Houston is probably the most acclaimed pole vaulter in North Carolina prep history. Scott currently holds just about every North Carolina all classification and 4A record in the pole vault. Just this past weekend at the NCHSAA state 4A meet, he shattered his own all classification indoor record with a jump of 16 feet, 6 inches. He also currently owns NCHSAA the state record in the outdoor pole vault as well. In the state meet at NC A&T last year, Scott set the 4A state record with a vault of 15 feet, 5 inches. For more details, visit www.ncpreptrack.com. Scott will be signing an athletic scholarship to attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Anna Gillespie has had an outstanding four year career on the track and cross country teams at Northwest Guilford. She ran the anchor leg in last year’s 4A state championship 4 X 800 relay and has qualified for regional and state track and cross country meets all four years at Northwest High School. Also, she has won the 800m run each year of her high school career at the regional meet and finished 2nd in at the state 4A meet last year in the 800m with a time of 2 min 16.7 seconds. Finally, she has been a member of the 4 X 800 relay team that has also won the regional meet the past three years. She will be signing an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University.