Dudley Panthers claim NCHSAA Women’s 3-A State Track and Field Championship and Dudley Men grab 3-A Runner-Up Spot

Congratulations to the Dudley Panthers on the Women’s 3-A NCHSAA State Track and Field Championship that they won today, over at N.C. A&T State University…The Dudley Men’s Track and Field team took second place honors…Another very successful season for the Dudley High School Track and Field program…..

Dudley wins first NCHSAA Women’s Track and Field Championship since 1990
The Dudley Panthers used a slew of second-place finishes to climb to the top of the team standings on Friday at the NCHSAA 3A Women’s Track and Field Championships. Dudley scored 70 points on the day, 21 points ahead of Statesville in second. Franklin and West Carteret tied for third place with 35 points and West Henderson just missed the podium with points.

Dudley junior Senadzi Rankin claimed second in the 100 Meter Hurdles and was a part of the relay team that took second in the 4×100. The Panthers also placed second in the 4×200 and took third in the 4×400. Noelle Millner added a second place in the discus.

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The Panthers didn’t have any first-place finishers, but they had plenty of athletes place in events — particularly in the running events.

Zenadzi Rankin finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.59, just behind West Henderson’s Emma Hall who crossed the line in 14.42 seconds. In the 300 meter hurdles, Keianna Mims finished third for the Panthers, posting a time of 45.05 seconds. She was behind Hall (44.42) and Laura Covarrubias of Franklin (44.65).

The relay teams for Dudley also had strong showings. The 4×200 meter relay team and the 4×100 meter relay team both finished second in their respective races, falling short of Statesville both times. The 4×400 meter relay team finished third behind West Carteret and North Buncombe.

In the field events, Noelle Millner finished second in the discus throw with a mark of 133-7. Ashbrook’s Camryn Massey won the event with a mark of 148-2, which beats her previous 3A state meet record of 140-9 set in 2021.

3A Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
2. Zenadzi Rankin, Dudley – 14.59
3. Elizabeth Deen, Southern Guilford – 14.86

3A Girls 4×200 Meter Relay
2. Dudley: Nathalya Daniels, Gabrielle Cheek, Dorothy Braswell, Nilijah Darden – 1:43.03

3A Girls 4×100 Meter Relay
2. Dudley: Dorothy Braswell, Nilijah Darden, Tanzania Washington, Senadzi Rankin – 48.73

3A Girls 400 Meter Dash
3. Tianna Spinks, Southern Guilford – 56.72

3A Girls 300 Meter Hurdles
3. Keianna Mims, Dudley – 45.05

3A Girls 200 Meter Dash
3. Janya Moore, Ben L. Smith – 24.73

3A Girls 4×400 Meter Relay
3. Dudley: A’aniyah Massey, Dorothy Braswell, Keianna Mims, Nathalya Daniels – 4:06.95

3A Girls Discus Throw
2. Noelle Millner, Dudley – 133-7

The Franklin Panthers left Greensboro on Friday night with their first NCHSAA Men’s Track and Field Championship since 1995. Franklin scored 59.5 points in the Championship, 5.5 more than Dudley in second place. Croatan took third place with 51 points and North Lincoln, 34, and Southern Guilford, 31, rounded out the top five.

Franklin 12 Blake Cassada won the pole vault with a final jump of 13-06 and teammates Adam Rogers and Aaron Jennings also scored points in the event with fifth and seventh-place finishes, respectively. Panther Cal Drake added a second-place finish in the high jump with a height of 6-06. Union Pines’ Christian Hackett won the event with a 6-08 jump. The Panthers picked up points with third-place finishes in the 4×400 and 4×200 Meter Relays.

The Dudley 4×100 Meter Relay squad of Sofiyan Oumarou, Rory Baker, Tylei Woolard and Le’Ezra Brown took first place with a time of 42.30. Dudley finished second in the 4×200 Meter Relay as well.

3A Boys 4×200 Meter Relay
1. Southern Guilford: Jakyri Manning, Jayden Diggs, Jerron Copper, Nick Blackston – 1:29.41
2. Dudley: Tylei Woolard, Koredell Bartley, Kamaal Ryan, Le’Ezra Brown – 1:29.63

3A Boys 100 Meter Dash
3. Rory Baker, Dudley – 10.72

3A Boys 110 Meter Hurdles
3. Shawn Seagraves, Dudley – 14.92

3A Boys 4×100 Meter Relay
1. Dudley: Rory Baker, Le’Ezra Brown, Denzel Foster, Sofiyan Oumarou – 42.30
3. Southern Guilford: Jakyri Manning, Jayden Diggs, Jerron Copper, Nick Blackston – 42.57

3A Boys 300 Meter Hurdles
2. Nick Blackston, Southern Guilford – 39.32

3A Boys Long Jump
2. Anthony Taylor, Dudley – 22-0.50 (Wind: -0.2)

3A Boys Discus Throw
3. Donte Lipscomb, Eastern Guilford – 137-0

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