A staff report
GREENSBORO — Hoke County’s Jalen Jones won the 400-meter run at the NCHSAA 4-A state track meet Friday, and teammate Mikel Locklear joined him on the podium with a third-place finish.
Jones stopped the timers in 47.89 seconds to finished 11/100ths of a second ahead of Winston-Salem Parkland’s Trequan Barnes. Locklear finished third at 48.98.
Jones and Locklear were also on the third-place team in the 4×400 relay finals, sharing the bronze with teammates Hector Castillo and Calvin Purcell.
South View’s Janay Hall was the top finisher among region girls’ competitors, taking runner-up in the 1,6000. She crossed the stripe almost three-plus behind Isabel Zimmerman of Pfafftown Reagan.
Hoke’s Maya Singletary earned third in the girls’ 400 meters. She was also part of the second-place team in the 4×200 relay with teammates Leonie Kluwig, Shari Kluwig and Veronique Woodson.
Hoke County was tops among the Cape Fear region teams, with the boys placing sixth and the girls seventh.
In the 2-A boys’ ranks, East Bladen’s 4×100 team of Travaris Carter, Eian Hines, Ethan Hines and C.J. Murphy captured third place.