DOBSON — The Forest Hills boys track and field team used dominant performances from Scott McClendon and Jaleel McLaughlin to win the NCHSAA 2A Midwest Regional, which concluded May 12 at Surry Central High School.
McClendon won the long jump by clearing 22 feet, 02.00 inches and finished second in the 200-meter run with a time of 22.36 seconds.
McLaughlin won the 400 (49.84) and placed third in the 200 (22.40).
The two Yellow Jackets also combined with Jadus Davis and Quentin Huntley to win the 4×100 relay (42.27) and McLaughlin later teamed with Davis, Huntley and Keeshawn Tyson to place second in the 4×200 with a run of 1:29.52, which was just 0.15 seconds behind Atkins’ regional championship winning time.
In addition, Lennart Ruhmann took fifth in the discus (126-06).
The Forest Hills girls were led by Trinity Gatewood, who took third in the 100 hurdles (15.69) and was also fourth in the 300 hurdles (47.29).
Kimore’ Ingram placed fifth in the 200 (26.52).
The Yellow Jacket girls also took third in the 4×200 relay with Tiana Sloan, Ilajah Thomas, Gatewood and Ingram teaming to run 1:48.66. Forest Hills also took third in the 4×100 relay (50.53).
Overall, the Forest Hills boys scored 68 points to finish in first place and 16 points clear of runner-up Atkins. The Yellow Jacket girls placed tied for ninth with 28 points.