GASTONIA — The Metrolina Christian boys and girls track and field teams put on quite a show at the Metrolina Athletic Conference championship, which concluded May 8 at Gaston Christian.
The girls were placed by five individual conference champions.
Caroline Walters won the discus with a new MAC conference meet record (124 feet, 07.00 inches), finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (17.82 seconds), third in the shot put (28-04.00) and was fourth in the 300 hurdles (54.96)
Austyn Koppe won the 100 hurdles (17.21) and set a new MAC meet record by winning the 300 hurdles in 49.38 seconds.
Grace Stokey won the high jump (4-08.00), and Taylor Pouges took gold in the long jump (15-11.00) and the triple jump (33-02.00) and was third in the 100 (13.64).
Maddie Dooley placed second in the discus (80-05.00) and third in the 400 (1 minute, 07.99 seconds).
Taylor Dixon finished second in the 1,600 (5:59.69) and was fourth in the 800 (2:48.02), Grace Berry placed second in the 3,200 (16:27.58), Erica Barley placed second in the high jump (4-06.00), Casey Rachuba was third in the 3,200 (17:27.08), Audrey Strange finished third in the discus (78-11.00) and was fifth in the shot put (25-05.50), Alexis Hoyle was fourth in the triple jump (26-06.50), Tessa Shelton finished fourth in the 400 (1:09.35), Kaitlyn Shuck was fourth in the 3,200 (17:31.43), Lindsey Smoot was fifth in the 100 (14.09), Shafer Price was fifth in the 200 (29.39), Caitlin Weaver finished fifth in the 3,200 (17:44.72) and Hannah Howell placed fifth in the discus (72-08.00).
The Warriors won the 4×100 relay (54.01), 4×800 (13:58.70) and the 4×200 relay (2:01.68) and placed second in the 4×400 (4:35.41).
The boys had six individual conference champions.
Tyrek Funderburk won the 100, setting a new MAC conference meet record with a run of 11.17 seconds. Funderburk also took first in the long jump (19-11.75) and was also second in the triple jump (39-00.00) and third in the 200 (23.72).
Caleb Kirchhoff won the 1,600 (4:41.79) and took first in the 3,200 with a new MAC conference meet record time of 10:03.33.
Jed Wooten won the high jump (6-02.00) finished second in the 110 hurdles (15.70) and was second in the 300 hurdles (43.43).
Lance Penegar won the shot put (43-03.00) and placed second in both the high jump (6-02.00) and the discus (122-00.00) and Noah Davis took gold in the discus (137-04.00).
Aiden Sankowski was third in the 110 hurdles (16.91) and took third in the 300 hurdles (45.46)
Jackson Brinkley finished third in the 800 (2:19.74), Myles Saxton finished third in the long jump (18-04.50) and fourth in the high jump (5-00.00), Ben Titherington was fourth in the 800 (2:20.66), Ishod Finger was fourth in the 100 (11.60), Ryan Bogert finished fourth in the 110 hurdles (19.94), Jon Wooten placed third in the triple jump (35-09.75) and was fourth in the 300 hurdles (47.12), Deon Everett place fourth in the long jump (18-04.00) and was fourth in the triple jump (35-09.00), Jimmy Buttion placed fourth in the discus (101-11.00), Jonathan Vandergrift was fifth in the discus (99-07.00), Bryce McFerson was fifth in the long jump (17-10.00), Colton Fitch finished fifth in the triple jump (35-00.00) and Cameron Robinson placed fifth in the shot put (37-05.00).
The Warriors won the 4×800 (9:18.12) and 4×200 (1:38.44) relays. They also took, third in the 4×400 (3:49.15), fourth in the 4×100 (48.76).
Overall, the Warrior boys scored 231.5 points, which blew away runner-up CFA Academy, who tallied 120.5. The girls were nearly as dominant as they scored 226 points, which was easily ahead of runner-up Hickory Grove Christian, who totalled 119 points.