The Myers Park girls just fended off Providence and Ardrey Kell to win the 4A Western Regional on May 11 at Providence while the Ardrey Kell boys came in second to Mallard Creek.
The girls race came down to the wire with the Mustangs scoring 89 points while Providence (84) and Ardrey Kell (81) were close behind.
The Mustangs got great performances from their usual suspects.
Sophomore Cora Cooke won both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs and anchored a pair of relays that finished third and fifth, respectively.
Addie Renner won the high jump. The North Carolina commit also placed third in the 100 hurdles and in the long jump.
Providence was the only other area team to get a win in the girls race as the Panthers took home four titles.
Junior Ella Mainwaring Foster won the 400 and senior Ariana Rivera took gold in the 300 hurdles. Both would play integral parts in two relay titles.
Coleman and Mainwaring Foster teamed with Holly Klug and Nimeesha Coleman to win the 4×200 and the pair partnered with Coleman and Amanda Watson to win the 4×400.
Following Myers Park, Providence and Ardrey Kell, South Meck placed 16 with eight points.
In the boys race, the runner-up Knights used their depth to place second as their only individual winner was Murphy Smith, who was first in the 3,200.
Myers Park had the most titles from any south Charlotte school with two as Miles Grant won the long jump and Tristan Wick, Oliver Farris, Maddon Muhammad and Erik Suester combined to win the 4×800.
Providence’s Pace Clark won the 1,600 and South Meck’s Jabari Dalton took gold in the 300 hurdles.
Ardrey Kell (73 points) was just five points behind champion Mallard Creek (78) on the boys side. Myers Park was third with 62 points and followed by Providence (40 points, 10th) and South Meck (18, T-16th).
Queen’s Grant had three individual champions in the 1A Midwestern Region including Lucas Brown (3,200), Jakob Goodman (pole vault) and Victoria Harris (long jump). The Stallion boys placed third in the region while the girls finished eighth.