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Tennis and Men's Track teams bring home the glory!
Completing their perfect 18-0 season, the Marvin Ridge Men's Tennis team captured the NCHSAA Dual Team AAA State title this weekend in Burlington. More like they ripped it from the hands of rival and nemesis Cardinal Gibbons as the victor was determined in a final doubles match on the final point! It was an unbelievable and unwavering display of sportsmanship and determination, according to UCPS Athletic Director, Doug Jones, who attended the match. Congratulations to John Hatala was was recognized as MVP of the match.
Link to NCHSAA article about the match:
Congratulations to all Maverick Track Athletes for your stellar performances at NC A& T on Friday, May 8! The boys won our their 2nd outdoor state championship and the girls earned Marvin Ridge's first girls' outdoor state runner-up trophy! The day also marked the first time that we had both teams earn State Trophies at the outdoor meet on the same day. Our Program now has 6 State Championships (5 in 2 years!), 7 State Runner-Up Performances, and Six 3rd Place Finishes at State Championship Meets!
2015 NCHSAA 3A Men's Track & Field State Champions
Daniel Ferguson, Mack Despard, Jake Blizzard, Austin Payeur, Taylor Matheny, Justin Bloos, Devin Adkins, Aaron Evans, Dequarius Walker, Taivion Taylor, Chris Vanderhall, Justin Titgen, Jordan Braswell, Julian Gaines, Bailey Frederick, Carter Clasper, Chris Garrick, D'mitri Emmanuel, Ammed Elqadi, Coach Page, Coach Koier, Coach Jean-Marie, Coach Credle, Coach Moore, Coach Starr
2015 NCHSAA 3A Women's Track & Field State Runner-Up
Katie Ropers, Emma Lugibihl, Melanie Hussey, Nicole Renwick, Jennae Jacob, Lexi King, Shaylee Cooney, Frances Obuseh, Shaye Stegall, Lyndsey McLain, Coach Page, Coach Koier, Coach Jean-Marie, Coach Credle, Coach Moore, Coach Starr
2015 All-State Athletes
Julian Gaines: State Champion, Long Jump
Chris Garrick: State Champion, High Jump
Shaye Stegall: State Champion, Pole Vault
Melanie Hussey, Nicole Renwick, Jennae Jacob, Lexi King: State Champions, 4x800m Relay
Bailey Frederick: State Runner-Up, Pole Vault
Jordan Braswell, Justin Titgen, Jake Blizzard, Aaron Evans: State Runner-Ups, 4x400m relay
Frances Obuseh: 3rd Place, Discus Throw
Lexi King: 3rd Place, 3200m Run
Chris Garrick: 3rd Place, Triple Jump
2015 NCHSAA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Jennae Jacob & Taylor Matheny
Written by: Lisa Justice - Assistant Principal
Posted: May 12, 2015 by Lisa Justice