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Originally published: 2013-04-13 23:46:35
Last modified: 2013-04-13 23:46:35

WHS JV girls' win meet in Hickory

by Staff Reports

HICKORY -- Watauga's girls' junior varsity track and field team cruised to a victory in a meet held at Hickory High School Wednesday.
The Pioneers won with 168 points, while Alexander Central was second with 136. Hickory was a distance third with 72.
Watauga's boys finished third with 96 points. Alexander Central won the meet with 137, while South Caldwell was second with 107.5. The meets were open to students in the ninth-and 10th-grades.
Watauga's girls' team used balance to run away with the team victory. In the field events, Savannah Drummonds won the pole vault with an effort of 8-feet.
Clare Harris was second in the long jump with a leap of 13-111/2, while Grace Plyler was third. Addie McLure was third in the triple jump with a 29-10.
In the sprints, Savanna Randle, a freshman, won the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.48 seconds. She was also second in the 200 dash with a 29.14. Drummonds was fourth in the 200.
Belle Lehmann led a 2-3-4 finish in the 100 meter hurdles. Kennedy Kavanaugh was third and Olivia Handley was fourth. Elizabeth Buckney was third in the 400 dash, while Eva Cook was fourth.
Lehman was also second in the 300 hurdles, while Kavanaugh was fourth.
In distance running, Kathleen Mansure won the 1,600 meter run with a time of 6:00.11. Brooke Blackwell was fifth.
Lily Weeks captured a win in the 800 run with a time of 2:44.59. Carson Middlebrook was fifth and Alina Kosmala was sixth.
Sabrina Hickernell was second in the 3,200 run with a time of 13:52.00.
Watauga's boys' team also enjoyed balance in its scoring.
In the field events, T.J. Poulos finished second in the long jump with a leap of 18-11. He was third in the triple jump, while Deshawn Grimes was fourth. Ryan Poole was second in the pole vault with a 9-6.
In the sprints, Zach Styron won the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.34. Dallas Trivette was fourth in the 200-dash, and Matthew Hellenbrand was fourth in the 400 dash.
Drew Boyette won the 1,600-run with a time of 5:02.37. Boyette's closest competitor was Rhyan Stone of South Caldwell, who was second with a 5:21.72.
Michael Holland was second in the 800-run and Bill Bisignani was fourth. Caleb Zimmerman was also fourth in the 3,200-meter run.