After a dominant indoor track season that saw Marvin Ridge’s boys’ team and Cuthbertson’s girls’ team win the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state titles, Union County isn’t ready to take a back seat to the rest of the state in the foreseeable future.
With Marvin Ridge, Cuthbertson and Weddington, Union County is second to none in terms of cross-country, indoor and outdoor track & field. The road to the state championship in all three seasons usually goes through Union County because of those programs stranglehold on the rest of the state.
On the girls’ side, Cuthbertson junior Sarah LaTour (2:20.32 in the 800 meters, 5:08.61 in the 1,600 meters and 10:55.43 in the 3,200 meters) ranks among the nation’s elite.
For the boys, Weddington senior Kyle Hinson (9:51.52 in the 3,200 meters) and sophomore Kyle Durham (1:58.35 in the 800 meters and 4:31.30 in the 1,600 meters) and Marvin Ridge’s Mason Bhatia (52.14 seconds in the 400 meters, 1:57.14 in the 800 meters and 4:24.84 in the 1,600 meters).
In short, Union County track & field is stacked by the Mavericks, Warriors and Cavaliers.