EAHS defeat Mid-State rivals in pair of home meets

Eastern Alamance sophomore sprinter Madisyn Burnette posted solid times as the Eagles hosted multiple Mid-State Conference rivals in a pair of home meets in Mebane April 4 and April 11. Burnette recorded a first place finish in the 100 meter dash event April 4 with a run of 13.07 seconds, and a second place result in the same event April 11 (13.28 seconds). Burnette also helped the Eagles place first at both early April conference meets in the 4 x 100 relay race. 

Eastern Alamance’s girl’s track squad hosted a pair of multi-team meets on the track at EAHS’s Fred Brady Stadium April 4 and 11, and the Eagles overwhelmed multiple Mid-State Conference opponents. 

In Thursday’s meet, the Eagles welcomed Western Alamance, Rockingham County, and Northeast Guilford to Mebane. EAHS dominated the host competition, winning 12 individual events and all three of the relay races for a first place team finish. 

Five different EAHS female track competitors won two events at Thursday’s conference meet. Senior Karisme Marte continued her outstanding spring by winning both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash races, with times of 12.95 and 26.35 seconds, respectively. 

Sophomore Nia Hester came in first in both the high jump and long jump, with winning distances of 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, and 15 feet, 4.5 inches in the long jump. Fellow tenth grader Danielle Davis won first place in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.90 seconds, and in the triple jump with a leap of 31 feet, 10 inches. 

Freshman Laila Anderson also placed first in two different events for the Eagles girl’s squad, winning the 1,600 meter distance run with a time of 5 minutes, 32.56 seconds, and the 3,200 meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 22.03 seconds. Freshman Jade Burnette won the 100 meter hurdles competition with a run of 19.04 seconds, and tied with junior Izabella Sciora for first in the pole vault competition with clearance of 8 feet. 

Other first place results for the Eagles at the meet included seniors Endiya Parker, who won the shot put competition (27 feet, 1 inch), and Courtney Keeler, who won the 800 meter race (2 minutes, 28.45 seconds). 

In the relay competitions, Eastern’s girls placed first in the 4 x 100 race (49.88 seconds), the 4 x 200 meter race (1 minute, 45.67 seconds), and the 4 x 400 race (4 minutes, 26.26 seconds). 

The Eagles received second place finishes from sophomore Madisyn Burnette in the 100 meter dash (13.28 seconds), freshman Hali Watkins in the 400 meter dash (1 minute, 3.11 seconds) and high jump (4 feet, 6 inches), junior Miranda Layne in the 100 meter hurdles (19.13 seconds) and 300 meter hurdles (54.73 seconds), sophomore Ginia Lawson in the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches, tied with teammate Hali Watkins), and sophomore Jordan Adams in the long jump (14 feet, 7.5 inches) and triple jump (31 feet), 

Third place finishes were posted by sophomore Ginia Lawson in the 100 meter dash (13.33 seconds), junior Jessika Alston in the 400 meter dash (1 minute, 7.64 seconds), sophomore Imani Corbett in the long jump (14 feet, 5.5 inches), junior Hannah Scurlock in discus (50 feet, 3 inches), freshman Mikayla Hill in the shot put (24 feet, 1.5 inches). 

The week before, Eastern hosted another Mid-State Conference track meet, as Person County, Northern Guilford, and Rockingham County convened in Mebane. Once again the Eagles proved to be the top squad onhand, winning the team portion of the competition convincingly. 

EAHS swept the sprinting and distance running events, winning all of the individual and relay races. Madisyn Burnette prevailed in the 100 meter dash (13.07 seconds), while Karisma Marte won in the 100 meter hurdles (15.79 seconds) and 200 meter dash (26.49 seconds). Hali Watkins was the winner in the 400 meter dash race (1 minute, 3.62 seconds), while Courtney Keeler placed first in the 800 meter competition (2 minutes, 29.39 seconds). Laila Anderson swept the longest two runs, winning the 1,600 meter race (5 minutes, 33.88 seconds) and the 3,200 meter race (12 minutes, 13.44 seconds). Danielle Davis earned victory in the 300 meter hurdles finals (52.50 seconds). 

EAHS also got first place results at the April 4 conference meet from Jade Burnette in the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches), Imani Corbett in the long jump (14 feet, 9.5 inches), and Izabella Sciorra in the pole vault (8 feet). 

In the relay races, the Eagles defeated Rockingham County, its lone competitor, in all four events, winning the 4 x 100 meters (50.57 seconds), 4 x 200 meters (1 minute, 46.76 seconds), 4 x 400 meters (4 minutes, 44.66 seconds), and 4 x 800 meters (11 minutes, 44.33 seconds). 

Second place results for the Eagles at the April 4 Mid-State meet included Ginia Lawson in the 100 meter dash (13.17 seconds), Danielle Davis in the 200 meter dash (27.46 seconds), Nia Hester in the high jump (4 feet, 4 inches), Jordan Adams in the triple jump (31 feet, 2 inches), and Jade Burnette in the pole vault (7 feet).

Third place finishers for EAHS included Mikayla Hill in the shot put competition (24 feet, 10.5 inches), Danielle Davis in the triple jump (30 feet, 7.5 inches), Nia Hester in the long jump (14 feet, 2 inches), Miranda Layne in the 300 meter hurdles (55.52 seconds), Jessika Alston in the 200 meter dash (27.62 seconds), and Hali Watkins in the 100 meter dash (13.54 seconds).