TAKING THE BATON. Rocky Mount's Mikeriah Perry takes part in the Girls 3200 Relay at the T Sanders Invitational last Saturday at Franklinton High School. (Graphic photos by Geoff Neville)
FRANKLINTON -- Conditions certainly weren't ideal for the annual T Sanders Track and Field Championships, which were hosted last Saturday by Franklinton High School.
Rocky Mount braved the rainy weather to take part in the event, but Nash Central decided not to attend.
Rocky Mount took 17th place overall with 14 points in the girls standings, while the boys claimed eight place overall with 28 points.
The team champions were Durham Hillside girls (126 points) and Cary boys (126.5 points).
A total of 23 schools took part in the prestigious event, which pays tribute to former Franklinton coach Trent Sanders, who died suddenly two years ago.
Franklinton, which is located in Franklin County, will join the Big East Conference for the next four years.