WINSTON-SALEM-- The West Carteret girls indoor track and field team captured the state title at the seventh annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A/2-A/3-A indoor track and field championships at JDL Fast Track.
The women’s championship was tightly contested, with four teams within a single point of first place entering the final couple of events before West Carteret prevailed. West scored 41 total points with Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Monroe tied for second at 34. High Point T.W. Andrews and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons were deadlocked in fourth with 31 points. There were 54 schools scoring in the women's championship.
Blake Dodge, a junior at West Carteret, had a great performance in the women’s meet to earn MVP honors. She won both the 1000 and the 1600, setting a classification record in the 1000, and ran the lead leg on two winning relay teams, in the 1600 and the 3200.
On the boys side, West Carteret’s John Crossley shattered the classification record in the 1000 by over four seconds in 2:30.34.