Greene Central hosts Ayden-Grifton, Kinston in track meet Thursday

Greene Central hosts Ayden-Grifton, Kinston in track meet Thursday

Kinston’s Lesley Sutton won the 300 meter hurdle race in Thursday’s conference meet with Greene Central and Ayden-Grifton. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

SNOW HILL — As one season ends, another one begins for area athletes.

Kinston’s Will London participates in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, 300 meter hurdles, 4x100 meter relay and 4x200 meter relay for the Vikings. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Greene Central hosted a conference meet with Ayden-Grifton and Kinston Thursday, and dozens of athletes in other sports participated in the events. Rams’ football and basketball player Saquan Connor was among those who participate in numerous sports, but also runs the 100-meter dash and 4x100 meter relay for Greene Central.

“Basketball really helped me out conditioning-wise, so running these races are a little easier,” Connor said.

Kinston’s Will London said other sports helped him out in track. London played basketball for the Vikings and plans to add football to the schedule in the fall, but also participated in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, 300 meter hurdles, 4x100 meter relay and 4x200 meter relay.

“Track helps me with agility, speed and conditioning for long distances,” London said. “It helps me getting up and down the floor in the other sports where you’re doing even more running.”

For Ayden-Grifton volleyball standout Aaleyah Garris, it helps to have versatility. Garris runs the 300 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 4x400 meter relay and high jump and said there are several benefits.

“Colleges like it when you play multiple sports, and I really enjoy both of them,” Garris said. “It helps me with volleyball and it keeps me active all year.”

Greene Central’s Quaheem Giggetts helped the Rams win the 4x100 Meter Relay, and finished second in the 200 meter dash and long jump. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Greene Central’s Quaheem Giggetts helped the Rams win the 4x100 Meter Relay, and finished second in the 200 meter dash and long jump. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Here are the results of Thursday’s meet:

BOYS

Greene Central 62, Ayden-Grifton 54, Kinston 40

4x200 Meter Relay

Ayden-Grifton 1:33.4, Kinston 1:35.5, Greene Central 1:43.8

100 Meter Dash

Saquan Connor (GC) 10.9, Rakeem Powe-Stanley (K) 10.9, Quaheem Giggetts (GC) 11.0

Discus

Antonio Jones (AG) 115-1, Alphonso Boyd (AG) 95-4, Kaceion Williams (K) 94-2

110 Meter Hurdles

Jeffrey Gunter (AG) 15.8

800 Meter Run

Shykel Harvey-Grady (K) 2:20, Yahir Vidal (GC) 2:32, Lovell Gooding (K) 2:36

High Jump

Lamar Pridgen (GC) 5-10, Zakvil Smith (GC) 5-8, Takhari Evans (K) 5-6

4x400 Meter

Ayden-Grifton 3:44.3, Greene Central 3:52.2, Kinston 3:53.8

Shot Put

Gregory Daniels (GC) 45-11, Alphonso Boyd (AG) 45-1, Kaceion Williams (K) 44-3

300 Meter Hurdles

Jeffrey Gunter (AG) 42.0, Niejel Wilkins (K) 42.4

4x800 Meter Relay

Greene Central 10:00, Ayden-Grifton 11:43

1600 Meter Run

Elijah Dawson (AG) 5:29, Ulises Mora (GC) 5:35, Jordan Crouell (K) 6:07

Triple Jump

Niejel Wilkins (K) 46-8

4x100 Meter Relay

Greene Central 44.7, Kinston 45.1, Ayden-Grifton 46.0

400 Meter Dash

Michael Webb (AG) 54.9, Nathon Drake (GC) 57.9, Zakvil Smith (GC) 58.1

200 Meter Dash

Keshawn Best (AG) 23.4, Quaheem Giggetts (GC) 23.4, William London (K) 24.2

3200 Meter Run

Elijah Dawson (AG) 12:36, Joaquin Villagran (GC) 15:34

Long Jump

Saquan Connor (GC) 19-10.5, Quaheem Giggetts (GC) 18-8, Mechaelin Davis (K) 18-5.5

Ayden-Grifton’s Alexia Bryant prepares for her jump in Thursday’s conference track and field meet against Greene Central. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

Ayden-Grifton’s Alexia Bryant prepares for her jump in Thursday’s conference track and field meet against Greene Central. Photo by William ‘Bud’ Hardy / Neuse News

GIRLS

Ayden-Grifton 100, Greene Central 32, Kinston 29

4x200 Meter Relay

Ayden-Grifton 1:50.5, Kinston 1:57.8

100 Meter Dash

Jayla Johnson (AG) 12.8, Lesley Sutton (K) 12.9, Zykeria Exum (GC) 13.0

100 Meter Hurdles

Alexia Bryant (AG) 16.9, Doriana Hill (K) 20.8, Ka’Nyah Baker (K) 21.2

Discus

Nyashia Sutton (AG) 81-0, Di’Ziya Thompson (GC) 74-6, Aliyah Shackleford (GC) 71-5

800 Meter Run

Thalia Phonchanh (AG) 3:28, Emily Conner (AG) 3:28.5, Kristen Cox (AG) 3:31

High Jump

Aaleyah Garris (AG) 4-8, Zy’kierah Andrews (AG) 4-8, Jhakisha Manley (GC) 4-6

4x400 Meter Relay

Ayden-Grifton 4:40.2, Greene Central 5:00.9

Shot Put

Jakayah Summers (K) 29-6, Aliyah Shackleford (GC) 28-11, Nyashia Sutton (AG) 28-5

300 Meter Hurdles

Lesley Sutton (K) 49.5, Aaleyah Garris (AG) 49.8, Alexia Bryant (AG) 55.1

4x800 Meter Relay

Ayden-Grifton 13:44, Kinston 14:35

1600 Meter Run

Johanna Lopez (AG) 7:08, Stephanie Lopez (AG) 7:22, Jessica Contreras (GC) 8:12

Triple Jump

Alexia Bryant (AG) 29-11, Aaliyah Davis (GC) 29-9, Kyneshia Holley (AG) 28-9

4x100 Meter Relay

Ayden-Grifton 52.0, Greene Central 56-0, Kinston 56.6

400 Meter Dash

Taizhe Darden (AG) 1:06.6, Aaliyah Davis (GC) 107.4, Leshonta Johnson-Ray (GC) 1:09.6

200 Meter Dash

Zy’kierah Andrews (AG) 25.9, Lesley Sutton (K) 27.2, Taizhe Darden (AG) 27.7

Long Jump

Zy’kierah Andrews (AG) 18-2, Alexia Bryant (AG) 14-4, Zykeria Exum (GC) 13-8

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