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JHR's Sales wins state championship


J.H. Rose sophomore Jordan Sales, center, poses after winning the 300 meter dash Saturday at the 3-A state indoor track championships in Winston-Salem on Saturday.


The Daily Reflector

Saturday, February 10, 2018

J.H. Rose sophomore Jordan Sales won a state championship in the 300 meter dash with a record time Saturday at the 3-A indoor state track championships at JDL Fast Track in Winson-Salem.

Sales ran the event in 40.61 seconds, winning by half a second and besting the 3-A record time, set last year by Nash Central's Michaela Helms, by 0.03 seconds. She also placed third in the 55 meter dash, finishing in 7.21 seconds and finishing just 0.08 seconds out of first.

Rose's Ammah Abdel Rahman finished 15th in the 1,600 meter run.

In Friday's 1-A/2-A event, Farmville Central sophomore Keziah Everett finished third in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, seven inches.

State swimming

South Central's Bethany Tart logged a 14th-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle at Saturday's 4-A state championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

Tart was SC's lone state qualifier. She finished 11th in the preliminaries.

Wrestling regionals

Four Pitt County wrestlers claimed regional championships and 15 earned spots in this weekend's state championships during Saturday's individual regionals.

The county contingent headed for states is largely comprised of 2-A competitors, where 11 wrestlers placed in the top 4 at regionals at Croatan. Three local wrestlers won their weight class: Ayden-Grifton's Landon Stocks (106 pounds), North Pitt's Sincere King (145) and Farmville Central's Malik Perkins (170).

The other county competitor that won a regional title was J.H. Rose's Phifer Ozimek, who was victorious at 132 pounds at the 3-A East Regional at West Brunswick.

Here's how the county's state qualifiers fared at regionals:

2-A: Landon Stocks, A-G (first, 106); Carlos Barejas, NP (second, 113); Matt Garrett, FC (third, 113); Antonio Cox, A-G (fourth, 113); Eric Clark, FC (fourth, 132); Sincere King, NP (first, 145); Rushawn Perkins, FC (third, 160); Malik Perkins, FC (first, 170); Aaron Gray, A-G (fourth, 195); Kavon Aytch-Cuttino, A-G (third, 220); Khalic Everett, NP (third, 285).

3-A: Drew Sisk, JHR (second, 126), Phifer Ozimek, JHR (first, 132).

4-A: Elijah Phillips, South Central (second, 126); Jerell Belcher, SC (second, 195).


NP girls win league

North Pitt's girls' basketball team closed the regular season Saturday by topping Nash Central 67-57 to win the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference regular season championship.

NP (20-4) got 32 points from senior guard Nyjanique Langley, who crossed the 2,000-point plateau for her career. Tamia Frizzell added 18 for the Panthers, who won the league for the third time in four seasons.

North Pitt is the top seed in the EPC tournament and has a bye to the second round. It will host the winner of Farmville Central and SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday night.


Nash Central 58

North Pitt 52

NP (52)

Deonte Person 19, Nas Staton 6, Zaquarius Sherrod-Wilson 6, Dequan Hines 6, Phillip Boykin 4, Matthew Council 3, Keshon Cox 3, Anthony Payton 2, Jaimeze Arthur 2, Jaquez Coffey 1.

Record: NP 13-10.


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