GREENSBORO — The Weddington boys and girls track teams swept the NCHSAA 3A Midwest Regional, which concluded May 11 at Dudley High School.
The girls were led by Jamie Collier, who won the discus (120 feet, 06.00 inches) and placed third in the shot put (37-11.00) and Riley Feltz, who took first place in the pole vault (12-00.00).
The Warriors had a host of other top-five placers. Anna Davis finished second in the 3,200-meter run (11 minutes, 33.16 seconds), Mackenzie Keulz tied for second in the high jump (4-10.00), Sami
Eberhard was third in the pole vault (10-00.00), Sydney Burke placed third in the 1,600 (5:25.70), Sarah Bechtel finished third in the 800 (2:20.69), BK Schmitz placed fourth in the high jump (4-08.00), Anna Brown was fourth in the 1,600 (5:28.42), Ilana Thommen was fourth in the 3,200 (11:42.20), Annalise Fisher placed fifth in the pole vault (9-06.00) and Elizabeth Starkie finished fifth in the 800 (2:25.43).
The Warriors placed second in the 4×800 with Burke, Starkie, Brown and Bechtel finishing in 9:33.91 and they also placed second in the 4×400 as Burke, Clara Root, Erika Newman and Sarah Margaret Sandlin combining to run 4:10.07.
Parkwood won three individual regional titles as Netanya Linares won the long jump (17-10.50) and Anna Bristle took first in the 1,600 (5:07.94) and won the 3,200 (11:15.58).
Piedmont was led by Katie Verrill, who finished second in the 800 (2:17.34) and Jaeden Phelix placed third in the 3,200 (11:35.93).
The Panthers placed third in the 4×800 as Kaitlyn Szymanski, Carly Szymanski, Jaeden Pehliz and Katie Verrill teamed to record 9:55.74.
Monroe was paced by Naadiya Faison, who was fourth in the shot put (36-11.50).
Overall, the Warriors scored 104 points to edge Northern Guilford by six points. Weddington was followed by Parkwood (36 points, seventh place), Piedmont (20, 11th), Monroe (eight, 19th) and Sun Valley (three, 21st).
On the boys side, Emerson Douds led the way for the regional champion Warriors.
Douds won the 100 (10.72 seconds), took gold in the 200 (21.46) and placed second in the 400 (48.26).
Along with 4×400 with Jackson O’Hara,Mitch Wolverton and Kyle Durham, Douds was also a member of the regional champion 4×400 team that finished in 3:20.57.
Durham was second in the 800 (1:54.11) and third in the 1,600 (4:17.01), Matthew Eberhard was third in the pole vault (13-00.00), Brock Peeler placed third in the triple jump (43-03.50), Kyle
O’Hara finished third in the 800 (1:55.79), James Schmidt placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (40.54) and Jake Toomey was fourth in the 800 (1:56.11) to round out the Warriors top-five individual performances.
The Warriors also won the regional championship in the 4×800 relay with Jackson O’Hara, Will Mazur, Stephen Larson and Durham crossing the finish line in 7:57.21.
Weddington was also third in the 4×200 as Mark Conner, Denison Livingston, Ian Williams and Doug Dracon finished in 1:29.18 and fourth in the 4×100 with Livingston, Mark Conner, Dracon and Caleb Dixon combining to run 42.83 seconds.
Tyler Lewis won the triple jump (45-05.00) to lead Parkwood, who also got top-five performances from Nicolai Escobal, who finished fourth in the pole vault (12-00.00), Kenan Waltower, who was fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.06) and Darian Barksdale, who placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (15.09).
The Rebels also placed second in the 4×100 with Waltower, Chandler McClendon, Barksdale and Wyne McGriff running 42.39 seconds and were fifth in the 4×200 with Waltower, Demetric Oakley, Barksdale and McGriff finishing in 1:31.00.
Monroe was led by Joshua Marsh, who finished second in the 300 hurdles (39.92) and third in the 110 hurdles (15.06) and Haason Lee, who was third in the shot put (46-04.50).
Piedmont was led by Michael Reyes, who placed second in the shot put (48-06.00) and John Ciprich, who was third in the 3,200 (9:35.46).
The Panthers were also third in the 4×800 with Ciprich, Nathan Griffin, Chandler James and Matthew Cameron teaming to record 8:11.34.
Overall, the Warriors scored 113.50 to beat Mount Tabor by 11.5 points. Weddington was followed by Parkwood (49 points, fifth place), Monroe (28, ninth), Piedmont (20, 11th) and Sun Valley (two, 24th).