The Weddington boys and Cuthbertson girls dominated the Southern Carolina Conference meet on May 1, highlighting a number of impressive individual performances.
The Weddington boys scored 213 points, which was 38 points better than runner-up Cuthbertson (175). Marvin Ridge placed third with 79 points and was followed by Parkwood (69, fourth), Sun Valley (48, fifth), Monroe (47, sixth), Piedmont (35, seventh) and Charlotte Catholic (19, eighth).
The Warriors won 10 events, including nine solo titles.
Emerson Douds won the 100, 200 and 400-meter runs to set the tone. Kyle Durham added titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 while Alec Mock took first in both the discus and the shot put.
Jake Toomey added a title in the 800, Tyler Thompson in the long jump and the Warriors won the 4×800 relay.
Monroe’s Joshua Marsh won conference titles in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles.
Parkwood got individual wins from Kobe Funderburk in the triple jump and Marcus Hesske in the pole vault. The Rebels won the 4×100 relay with Zach Barksdale, Wayne Mcgriff, Chandler McClendon and Funderburk.
Marvin Ridge’s Branson McAdams won the pole vault to round out the individual conference winners.
Sun Valley won the 4×200 as Deuce Wilson, Isaiah Hall, Jalen Bethune and Cameron Maddox ran to victory.
Cuthbertson won the 4×400 with Bradon Black, Trevor Townsend, Ashton Spangler and Aidan McNally.
In the girls race, Cuthbertson won easy with 280.5 points which bested Marvin Ridge (159.5, second), Weddington (115, third), Charlotte Catholic (35, fourth), Monroe (26, fifth), Sun Valley (19, sixth), Piedmont (17, seventh) and Parkwood (13, eighth).
The Cavs won 11 events including three by Netanya Linares, who took first in the 100 hurdles, the long jump and the high jump.
The Cavs’ other individual winners included Mackenzie Townsend (400), Madeline Hill (3,200), Jordan Richards (shot put), Kaleigh Million (discus) and Jade McLain (triple jump).
In addition, the Cavs also claimed the 4×100 relay with Anyha Goode, Addison Benz. Kailyn Hayes and Trista Taylor. Benz, Townsend, Goode and Cutler won the 4×200, and in the 4×400, Townsend, Angelina Mangiapanella, Presley Worf and Cutler came together for the win.
Weddington’s Sarah Bechtel won the 800 and 1,600 and lacrosse star Jordyn Case took gold in the 100. The Warriors also won the 4×800 relay.
Marvin Ridge freshman Lauren Fleming won the 200 and Isabel Crandall took gold in the pole vault.
Charlotte Catholic’s Morgan Fijalkowski won the 300 hurdles.
Tyson, Cougars star at Rocky River meet
Forest Hills senior Keeshawn Tyson left his mark and the Central Academy boys placed second overall at the Rocky River 2A track and field championships, which concluded May 2 at Forest Hills.
Tyson was sensational, winning the 200 and the triple jump. He also placed second in the 100 and partnered with Demetrius Barnes, Derrick Bright and Marion Holmes to win the 4×100.
The Yellow Jackets also won the 4×200 with Kylique Woodham, Holmes, Bright and Makyle Crowder.
CATA got individual wins from Jackson Hase in the 400 and Noah Estrada, who won both the 1,600 and 3,200 runs. In addition, Hase, John D’Amico, Joel Simpson and Donovan Walker ran to gold in the 4×400.
Trinity Gatewood won the 100 hurdles for the Forest Hills girls and teamed with Kimoré Ingram, Jiana Knotts and Trinity LeGrand to win the 4×200.
Brooke Butler won CATA’s only individual girls title, taking gold in the 800 while Kyle MacLellan, Allyson Lee, Jordan Felipe and Kiersten Hick won the 4×400.
Overall, the CATA boys placed second with 117 points, which trailed champion West Stanly (176). Forest Hills was fifth with 75 points.
In the girls, Forest Hills was third (86.5) while CATA was fifth (54) behind champion West Stanley (154.5).
Metrolina Christian sweeps boys, girls MAC titles
Metrolina Christian won the boys and girls team titles at the Metrolina Athletic Conference track and field meet, which concluded May 3 at Gaston Christian.
The boys got great performances from Jadus Davis, Lance Penegar and Bryce McFerson, who each won multiple events.
Davis took gold in the 100 and 200, Penegar in the shot put and discus and McFerson, who is a freshman, won the long jump and triple jump titles.
McFerson and Davis then teamed with Aiden Sankowski and Jed Wooden to win the 4×100.
The Warriors boys also won the 4×800 as Camden Johnson, Jordan Walters, Jonathan Street and Tate Johnson took gold in the 4×800.
Austyn Koppe led the Warrior girls, taking gold in the 100, 100 hurdles and in the 300 hurdles.
Freshman Liza Shuck (3,200) joined Maddie Dooley (discus), Daphne Bogert (pole vault) and Taylor Pouges (triple jump) on the winner’s podium.
In addition, Bogert, Pogues, Alexis Hoyle and Victoria Theriault ran to gold in the 4×100; Maggie Lewis, Deja Watson-White, Naiya Morgan and Tessa Shelton combined to win the 4×200; Shelton, Lindsey Smoot, Skylar Guhl and Taylor Dixon combined to win the 4×400; and Dixon, Guhl, Shuck and Maddie Doley won the 4×800 as Metrolina swept the girls relays.