Chapel Hill junior Freddie Allen III and senior Jermaine Anderson had good showing in the Big Apple this weekend.
Both earned earned All-American status at the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet.
Allen finished fourth-place finish in the long jump and broke a school record in the 60-meters at The Amory Track and Field Center.
Allen went 7.10 seconds in the 60 meters in the Emerging Elite division to set a new Panthers record. He just missed making the finals in the event.
In the long jump, he went 22-feet, five inches to place fourth and earn All-American honors.
Anderson, an Arkansas State signee, went 63-4.75 in the shot put to place fourth and earn All-American status.
Both have been a big part of the team’s success. Allen runs a leg on the team’s 400 relay team that is ranked among the top in the state with a time of 42.36 seconds.
Allen, who sat out last season after transferring from Hiram, is one of the top hurdles in the state.
Last season, Chapel Hill boys finished third overall at the Class AAAA meet in Rome.
Alexander senior Vivette Green went 7.57 seconds in the 60 event to place 12th in the Championship division. Green, who has signed with Purdue, will run the 200 today.
Chapel Hill senior Jermaine Anderson competed in the shot put at the national meet.
AYUK SETS RECORD: Alexander senior Brenda Ayuk set a new team record in the 1,600 at the Jerry Arnold Challenge hosted by Mill Creek High in Gwinnett County.
Ayuk, a Kennesaw State signee, went 4:59.71 for the new record.
SLADE SETS RECORDS: Chapel Hill Middle School eighth-grader Jaylen Slade set three records at the Mustang Stampede Middle School Invitational on Saturday.
Slade went 42-4.5 in the triple jump, 11.13 in the 100 event and 22.88 in the 200 for new meet records at New Manchester High’s track.
DURR NAMED ALL-AMERICAN: Douglasville native Asia Durr, a point guard at Louisville, was named to the USA Today All-American first team.
On Sunday, Durr helped lead the Cardinals to their first ACC title with a 74-72 win over Notre Dame at the conference tournament in North Carolina.
Before the start of the tournament, the 5-foot-10 guard was named the ACC Player of the Year.
This season, Durr averaged a team-leading 18.8 points and three rebounds in 33 games.