According to staff reports
Marcus Cook broke school records as Salisbury’s football receiver in the fall, and he continued an exciting school year on Friday.
Cook won the triple jump at the 1A/2A State Indoor Track Championships held in Winston-Salem with an effort of 44 feet, 11 inches.
Cook placed third in the triple jump at the 2A State Outdoor Championships in June with a measurement of 42-5.
In the women’s 1,000 meters on Friday, Sutton Webb of Salisbury was second in 3:13.75.
North Rowan’s daughters, Aniya Brown and Tai’lah Ward, each placed in two classes.
Ward was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.78 seconds. She finished fifth in the 300 meters with a time of 43.80 seconds.
Brown was third in the triple jump (35-5) and fifth in the 55-yard hurdles in 9.33.
The 3A State Championships were held Friday in Cary.
Carson’s Cooper Sever was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.16) and sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:48.57).
South Rowan’s women’s relay teams finished 19th and 21st in their two events.
Individual wrestling regionals kicked off Friday with early matches, but most of the fights will take place today.
In the 3A Midwest Regional in Eastern Guilford, South Rowan’s undefeated Jacob Cox (138 pounds) attempting to become the first Rowan wrestler to win three state titles, and East Rowan’s Luke Heglar (120) earned lets – go to the first round. Heglar was the top wrestler in the Rowan County Championships.
A host of wrestlers from West Rowan, East, South and Carson won their first round matches.
East’s Leah Edwards, who recently finished third in the Girls’ National Invitational at 114 pounds, will be battling the guys at 113.
AL Brown and Davie wrestle in the 4A Midwest Regional at Cabarrus Arena.
The 2A Midwest fight also takes place at Cabarrus Arena. Salisbury has a handful of wrestlers in the area. Reed Fugle (220) is one of the main threats to the Hornets to crack the top four and advance to the state meet. Fugle won his weight class in the Central Carolina Conference Tournament.