06/19/2024
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GREENSBORO – Junior Laila Smith and senior Jadon Pridgen posted the top individual East Bladen finishes Monday in the NCHSAA Class 1A State Track & Field Championships at the Marcus T. Johnson Track & Field Center at North Carolina A. & T. University.

Smith finished 8th in the 100 meter hurdles and 14th in the 300 meter hurdles. Pridgen placed 9th in the discus. East Bladen finished 8th in the women’s 4×100 meter relay and 10th in the women’s 4×200 meter relay.

The names, times and distances for all of the Eagles that competed in the state finals Monday follow plus the event winner:

Men

100 meters – 12. Chace Butler 11.47; 15. Jayden Dailey 12.01
Winner Dre Davis, Albemarle 10.81.

200 meters – 13. Butler 23.34
Winner Evan Pardue, Union Academy 21.26

4×100 meter relay – 12. East Bladen 45.43
Winner Mountain Island Charter 42.35

4×200 meter relay – 15. East Bladen 1:40.25
Winner Mountain Island Charter 1:28.77

Discus – 9. Jadon Pridgen 130-04
Winner Antoine King, Pamlico County 153-07

Women

100 meter hurdles – 8. Laila Smith 17.55; 13. Ariel Cromartie 19.59
Winner Aniya Hawkins, Corvian Community School 14.34

300 meter hurdles – 14. Laila Smith 52.53
Winner Maddy Barrett, Avery County 44.11

4×100 meter relay – 8. East Bladen 52.18
Winner Mountain Island Charter 49.05

4×200 meter relay – 10. East Bladen 1:51.23
Winner Mountain Island Charter 1:44.71

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