WINSTON-SALEM — A pair of local schools can add some hardware to their state title trophy case after the 1A/2A indoor track championships on Saturday.
The Mount Airy girls’ 4X400 relay dusted the competition, with a time of 4:14.94. The Lady Bears, comprised of Madeline Mayfield, Jo Snow, Jessica Bevard and Shalin Reeves, bested the second-place team from Croatan High School by just under seven seconds.
The other state champion from Saturday’s event hails from Surry Central High School. Daniel Alvarez-Orlachia took home gold in the boys’ 1,000-meter run. Alvarez-Orlachia finished the race in 2:36.35 and won by a nose, defeating Sean Doyle from Polk County by 15 hundredths of a second.
There were other local athletes who also competed in the 1A/2A state championships. Grayson Corbin, Gabriel King and Tatyana Long joined the four state champion girls from Mount Airy on Saturday.
King earned a silver medal in the boys’ shot put, falling 1.57 meters short of first-place Magnus Herweyer from Carrboro High. Corbin finished eighth in the boys’ triple jump and 15th in the long jump. Long came in 14th-place in the girls’ shot put.
Bevard, who was a member of Mount Airy’s 4×400 title team, also competed in the girls’ long jump (12th place) and triple jump (seventh place).
Luis Salazar, Tyler Fitzgerald and Elvis Vega also made the trip to Winston-Salem in representation of Surry Central.
Fitzgerald took home a silver medal in the boys’ pole vault, .15 meters below state-champion Laith Nickell from North Stokes. Salazar finished in 14th-place in the boys’ triple jump. Vega wrapped things up with a 15th-place finish in the boys’ 1,600-meter run and an 18th-place result in the 3,200-meter run.