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BCA’s Stewart wins triple jump in state meet


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Micah Stewart of Burlington Christian Academy was the triple jump champion in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division III state championships.

Micah Stewart won a state title in the triple jump in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division III state championships; he’s shown here in a competition last year.
BCA’s Micah Stewart with awards from an earlier competition.

Stewart posted a mark of 42 feet, 11 inches for more than a 2-foot advantage on runner-up Jake Von Helms of Trinity Academy of Raleigh.

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Stewart, a sophomore, had other strong efforts in the two-day meet Friday and Saturday at Gaston Christian School.

He captured fourth place in the long jump at 19-10¾. Teammate Micah Stone was 16th at 17-8½.

Stewart placed fifth in the 100 dash in 11.37 seconds. He had the 11th-best time in the 200 at 23.78.

The Royals were seventh in the 800 relay (1:38.61).

Alexander Hyatt was 11th in the 1,600 in 5:02.34. In the 3,200, BCA’s Elisha Morton placed 16th in 11:35.46

BCA’s Austin Kenny was 10th in the 300 hurdles in 46.11, and teammate Colin Godwin was 16th in 48.22.

In girls’ competition, BCA’s Mary Katherine Parham ran to fourth place in the 400 in 1:04.36 and to eighth place in the 800 in 2:35.29.

Amaya Badger of BCA ended up ninth in the 100 in 13.36 and she was 12th in both the 200 (28.29) and 400 (1:06.46). Anna Wilson finished ninth in the 100 hurdles (19.26) with Kaylie Brown in 14th (21.35). In the 300 hurdles, Wilson was 11th (54.31). Brown’s 27-10 mark in the triple jump was good for 12th and Isabella Garner’s 57-10 discus throw was 15th best.

The BCA girls were sixth in the 400 relay (56.88) and 800 relay (1:59.17) and eighth in the 3,200 relay (12:50.03).

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