Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week: Caroline Fowlkes

Updated: June 7, 2022

This week’s Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week is senior pole vaulter Caroline Fowlkes. On May 20, Fowlkes won the 3A State Championship inside Truist Stadium at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. Fowlkes won the state championship in a jump-off against West Carteret’s Alyssa Cooley after they both failed to clear 11-feet. In the final jump of her Cedar Ridge career, Fowlkes cleared 10’6’ to earn the state title. She became the first Cedar Ridge track & field athlete to win a state championship since 2015. She is the first 3A State Champion in school history. Fowlkes had a dominant spring. She finished first in all nine events she competed in. At the Central Carolina Conference Championships at the John Kirby Sports Complex in Mebane, Fowlkes reached her personal best at 11’6”, over three-and-a-half feet better than the runner-up. Fowlkes is a member of Cedar Ridge’s International Baccalaureate Program and has a 4.0 grade-point-average. She also completed as a high jumper this season. Fowlkes also competed in cross country at Cedar Ridge. After she graduates on Friday, Fowlkes will prepare to start at Appalachian State this August. 

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