WINSTON-SALEM — With a limited supply of six runners from the tri-county area competing in the 1A/2A Indoor Track & Field State Championship, one could think that there wouldn’t be much competition between one another, but they would be wrong.
In fact, the 3,200-meter run saw Elkin, East Wilkes and Forbush all compete together for glory. In the end, Dakota Mendenhall of Forbush beat the rest of his closest competition, but came up short of being state champion. Mendenhall finished sixth in the event with a time of 10:15.60, while two runners from Brevard finished 1-2. Kyle Rhodes of East Wilkes finished right behind him with a time of 10:20.01, and was one of three runners to shave off time from their seeding. Elkin’s Jacob Parker finished 13th in the event with a 10:35.85.
The rest of the runners belonged to Forbush. Monserrat Andrade finished 14th in the girls 55-meter hurdles, just missing out on the finals. Anna-Kathryn Kilby was the second highest of the Forbush finishers with a fourth-place finish in the mile run with a time of a 5:39.03.
Mendenhall also competed in the same event for the boys, finishing second by .86 seconds. Madisun Shore finished 10th in the girls 500-meter dash, while Kilby finished ninth in the 1,000-meter run, and 11th in the 3,200-meter run.
All results can be found online at http://www.nchsaa.org/news/2016-2-13/cummings-women-north-brunswick-men-capture-1a2a-indoor-track-championships.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.