GREENSBORO – East Bladen sophomore Malcolm Bolden and West Bladen senior ShyRon Adams posted the best finishes Saturday for the Bladen County athletes in the NCHSAA Class 2A State Track & Field Championships at NC A&T State University’s Truism Stadium.
Bolden covered 20 feet with his long jump that tallied 4 points for the Eagles with his 5th place finish, and Adams scored 2 points for the Knights with his 7th place leap of 19 ft. 9.5 in. The top 8 finishers in each event scored points.
Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
Eagle senior Devin Bowen placed 11th in the discus with a throw of 104 ft. 4 in. East Bladen senior A. J. Smith finished 14th in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12 minutes, 20.35 seconds.
West Bladen senior Tinyauh Rhoda was 13th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.2 seconds. Lady Knight junior Jessalyn Vendrick tossed the shot put 29 ft. 9.75 in. to place 14th.
The East Bladen girls 4×200 meter relay team finished 15th with a time of 1:58.54. Team members were seniors Aniyah McKoy and Aaniya Jackson and juniors Azariah Rhodie and Maya McDonald.
The Eagle boys 4×100 meter relay team placed 12th with a time of 45.16 seconds. Team members were freshman Jayden Dailey, Bolden, senior Charles Brown and junior Timothy McLean.
The East Bladen boys 4×200 meter relay team also placed 12th with a time of 1:34.43. Team members were Bolden, sophomore Blaine Pope, Brown and McLean.
The Eagle boys 4×800 meter relay team finished 13th with a time of 9 min. 23.96 sec. Team members were Pope, sophomore Jacob Knuth, freshman Zachary Metz and Smith.
North Lincoln won both the boys and girls meets.
Local Businesses Congratulate State Championships Participating Athletes
Several local businesses have messages to share with Bladen County’s athletes who participated in state championships.
“Congratulations from Toddlers and Teens Boutique! We wish you the best in all that you do. Always remember Philipians 4:13.” – Toddlers and Teens Boutique
“Congratulations! We are proud of you!” – Bladen Builders
“Congratulations to all of the high school teams for your success. We appreciate your business and you make us proud!” – Barefoot Brew and Barefoot’s Sandwich Shoppe
“Congratulations from Lolli’s on Main!” – Lolli’s on Main
“Athletes, you have made your community proud!” BladenOnline