Cedar Ridge Girls 4×800 Relay Team Breaks School Record; Orange’s Godfrey, Burgess Qualify for State Meet

Updated: May 13, 2018

On Saturday, the Cedar Ridge 4×800 Relay Team did something that even past Red Wolves tracks teams that won state championships couldn’t accomplish.

They broke the school record at the 3A Mideast Regionals.

The team of freshman Anne Morrell, sophomore Ella Nissler, junior Mason Henry and sophomore Allison Musty set a new school mark with a time of 10:08.78 at Southeast Guilford High School. The squad finished third behind champion Chapel Hill and runner-up Union Pines.

Morrell, Nissler, Henry and Musty qualified for the 3A State Track & Field Championships at next Friday at North Carolina A&T State University.

Morrell qualified individually in the 3,200 meters, finishing third with a time of 12:17.88.

They will have company.

Orange freshman Sasha Godfrey qualified for the state championships in two events. She finished 2nd in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:23.09. Chapel Hill’s Katherine Dokholyan, who won the Big 8 Championship last week at Southern Durham, finished first.

She also finished fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.76. Chapel Hill’s Megan Marvin won the regional championship, while her teammate Anna Stouffer came in second.

Orange’s Kate Burgess also earned a spot in the state championships in the 300 meter hurdles. Burgess finished fourth with a time of 47.85 in an All-Big 8 affair. Hillside had the top two finishers. Jessica Wright beat her teammate Ashlyn Bowery by five-tenths-of-a-second. Northwood’s Annika Tracy came in third.

While falling short of the state championships, Cedar Ridge’s Yolanda Simpson finished sixth in the discus finals. The senior’s best toss was 104 feet, eight inches.


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