State champs! Quartet runs to 400-meter relay title

By: The Anson Record
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Contributed photo Jaquavius Booker, Tyrek Hardison, Jalen Marshall and Colin Coppage won the 400-meter relay to reign as 2-A state champions. -

GREENSBORO — Anson High School welcomed home a state champion relay team as it returned to school Monday.

The Bearcats’ quartet of junior Jalen Marshall, junior Tyrek Hardison, sophomore Colin Coppage and senior Jacquavis Booker won the 400-meter relay on Friday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A Track Championship. The meet was held at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T.

In a race ending with six runners nearly hitting the tape at the same time, Anson won by four-one-thousands of a second. The Bearcats were clocked in 42.98 seconds to 43.02 for Elizabeth City Northeastern, 43.027 for West Craven, 43.03 for Whiteville, 43.05 for Goldsboro and 43.09 for South Point. Rounding out the scoring teams were SouthWest Edgecombe (43.39) and St. Pauls (43.85).

The foursome’s 10 team points placed Anson tied for 19th among 63 teams that scored.

In the girls competition, Anson scored 13 points and finished tied for 17th among 48 that scored at least one.

Senior Jordyn Kiser was third in the 300 hurdles and the triple jump. The 800 relay unit, with senior Aalyiah Gainey, Kiser, sophomore Neveah Lilly and freshman Jamya Covington, finished eighth.

Junior Jaliyah Wall was 12th in the triple jump.

Jordyn Kiser
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_IMG_96751-2.jpgJordyn Kiser

Contributed photo
Jaquavius Booker, Tyrek Hardison, Jalen Marshall and Colin Coppage won the 400-meter relay to reign as 2-A state champions.
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Jaquavius Booker, Tyrek Hardison, Jalen Marshall and Colin Coppage won the 400-meter relay to reign as 2-A state champions.
Anson quartet wins400-meter relay

The Anson Record