Carolina Day (124 points) crushed runner-up Cary Christian (55) and the rest of the field in the team standings. And over the course of the two-day competition, the Wildcats got individual victories from senior Halei Gillis in the discus (127 feet, 5 inches) and shot put (37-2), junior Maleeah Langstaff in the high jump (5-1) and 400-meter dash (57.69) and freshman Olivia Sutter in the 3,200-meter run (11:18.03).
Relay-wise, Camilla Halsey, Erin Hovendon, Ella Dockendorff and Kathleen Norton were the best 3,200-meter squad (10:22.41).
“We won this meet a couple years ago with only seven kids and we’re proud of that,” Carolina Day coach Mark Driscoll said.
“We were second by three points last year and that really stuck with us. This was a total team effort. I think the only events we didn’t have kids competing in was the hurdles and that will be our priority for next year.”
Driscoll credited first-year assistant coach Patrick Williams for his work with the Wildcats’ jumpers.
Langstaff spent the majority of this spring sports season as a soccer player. By her estimation, she only attended about five track practices. The Wildcats travel off campus to UNC Asheville about twice a week for workouts.
“It was amazing to be part of something like this. I just wanted to help my team as much as possible,” Langstaff said.
“It was such an incredible feeling. And it made it even better to do it with a lot of great friends.”
This is the the girls' second track and field championship in three years.