Lady Vikings race past competition

By Amanda Dodson -

North Stokes Emma Frye continues to dominate the indoor track season and on Monday night broke her own school record in the 55 hurdles by running a time of 9.20 seconds.

The junior also won the long jump, triple jump, and ran a leg of the state qualifying 4×400 relay team made up of Brandy Bolens, Madison Sexton, and Morgan Cone.

“She is the back bone of our girls team. She’s the leader, the motivator and sets the example of what our other track athletes should be doing,” said North’s coach Rodney King.

Frye’s performance along with a number of other Lady Vikings propelled the girls to a second place finish out of 10 teams at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

King said the competition leading up to states was good for his team, especially alongside 4A Mt. Tabor and other 1A/2A schools.

“I thought the athletes did great, even though we haven’t had much practice due to the snow and several of our kids have been sick,” he added.

Cone set a personal best record of 5:59 in the 1600 and shot putters Hailey Shepard and Tristyn Mobley also PR’d.

In the 300 and 500 meters, Emma Stanberry made a strong comeback setting personal best records in both events.

“Emma (Stanberry) hasn’t run in a meet since the first of December because she’s been battling some sickness. It was great to have her back,” King said.

Like other local track programs, North has struggled to get in practice times due to weather, but King is optimistic.

“Our team has some real competitors and some determined people who want to do very well. We’ll look to keep improving our times and do the best we can in our events. We’re focused right now on getting ready for the state meet on February 13,” the coach said.

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By Amanda Dodson

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