Fayetteville Academy’s Amari Pearson, Zoe Dorsey paces Fayetteville track and field athletes at NC High School State Meet

The Fayetteville area had 15 track and field athletes who produced impressive individual performances at the NCHSAA and NCISAA State Championships.

Fayetteville Christian paced Cumberland County with five individual champions at the NCISAA Division III meet in Gastonia. The Warriors also had two relay teams take the honors.

The boys from Cape Fear and the girls from EE Smith led the way to meet the NCHSAA with gold medals in the relay races.

Here’s a look at who made the top 5.

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Zoe Dorsey, Fayetteville Academy: An eighth-grader, Dorsey left Gastonia with three medals. She won gold in the 400 and 800 meter races and added a silver medal in the 200 m.

Amari Pearson, Fayetteville Academy: Pearson finished with three gold medals. The senior won the high jump and the long jump before helping the 4x200m relay team to gold.

Kalil Dennison, Fayetteville Academy: The junior won two silver medals for his results in the 100 and 200 m.

Garek Dixon, Fayetteville Academy: The second took top honors in the shot put to round out the Eagles’ top individual performers in the field events.

Jashon Alford, Fayetteville Academy: The junior finished fourth in the 400m.

Fayetteville Academy Boys: The Eagles won gold in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays.

NCISAA Division II

Demaree Clark, Fayetteville Christian: The junior won a state title in the high jump and finished fifth in the 400m.

Dezzy Clark, Fayetteville Christian: Clark capped off his first season with a state championship in the long jump.

Isabella Bailey, Fayetteville Christian: Bailey won two bronze medals with third places in the 300m hurdles and triple jump.

Victoria Harrison, Fayetteville Christian: The eighth-grader finished third in the 200 and 400.

Alex Kardouni, Fayetteville Christian: Kardouni took fourth place in the 400m.

Evan Bailey, Fayetteville Christian: Bailey earned a fifth-place finish in the long jump to round out the Warriors’ best individual performances.

Fayetteville Christian Boys: The Warriors finished second in the 4×400 relay. They finished fourth in the 4×100 and fifth in the 4×200.

Fayetteville Christian Girls: They won two bronze medals for their finishes in 4×100 and 4×200.

The EE Smith girls won a state title in the 4x400 relay at the NCHSAA 3A State Championship Track Meet.


Senai Phillips, seventy-first: Phillips won bronze in the 100m hurdles and was fifth in the 300m.

A’Jaylah Yates, seventy-first: The junior finished fifth in the 100 and 200.

E. E. Smith girls: The Golden Bulls took top honors in the 4×400 relay. Danielle Bause, Briyana Tillman, Armani Kee and Holley Johnson helped clinch the gold medal.

Cape Fear Boys: The Colts won gold in the 4×200 relay. Yazeare Pearsall, Devonte Hill, Raysean Hunter and Nathan Williams raced all four runs.


JaMeesia Ford, Jack Britt: Ford took silver in the 100 and followed with a bronze in the 400.

Kenya Room, Gray’s Creek: Hall ended his prep career with a fourth-place finish on disc.

Editor Rodd Baxley can be reached at [email protected]

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