Tess Rogers wins third state title

GREENSBORO — On Friday, South Stokes and North Stokes sent several athletes to the 1A State Track and Field Championships at N.C. A&T University. Several area athletes finished in the top 10, proving that they are among the top athletes in the state.

The top athletic display of the day was North Stokes’ Tess Rogers nabbing the track and field pole vault championship title for the third year in a row. She defended her top position in the event with a 10-foot, six-inch vault.

“I am glad Tess won her third consecutive state 1A pole vault title,” said North Stokes Coach Rodney King. “We have never had an athlete do a three-peat. We have had several do a repeat, but never anyone win three straight individual titles. It is well-deserved. She works hard and is dedicated. I am very proud of her for her accomplishments.”

King said that although the school did not nab several titles, it has been a good year for North Stokes’ track teams.

“Even though we took the least amount of track athletes we have taken to the state meet over the past years, the four that we did take finished in the top eight of their event in the state,” he said. “So for them this was a very successful state 1A meet.”

Rogers also got a fourth place finish in the high jump event with a jump of four feet, 10 inches.

North Stokes’ Garrett Wood finished in fourth place in the pole vault event with a vault of 11 feet, six inches. Laith Nickell came in a foot under Wood’s vault and finished in sixth place for the day.

South Stokes’ Danielle Jessup finished in sixth place in the long jump event with a jump of 16 feet, four inches.

Stokes Vaulter Magazine
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