Wildcats finish in second place at track finals


By Amanda Dodson - adodson@civitasmedia.com



South Stokes Hannah King came in sixth place in the ladies 1600 meter run.


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South Stokes runners compete in the 1600.


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Senior Josh Adkins set a school record this season in the 1600 meter run and qualified to compete in the state championship meet this Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

West Stokes senior Kaitlyn Stone leads the pack and took first place in the 1600, 1000, and 3200 meter run.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Grace Memola pushes through to finish in the top five in the ladies 1600 meter run.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

West Stokes runners help the men’s team finish in second place on Thursday night.


Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

West Stokes senior Kaitlyn Stone continued to dominate the indoor track season on Thursday night with wins in the 1600, 1000, and 3200 meter run.

“Everyone ran well. All the long distance kids set personal records,” said Wildcats coach Benji Knox.

The indoor season has been a strong one for West Stokes with school records being set by Chancey Gunnell in the 300 meter, Erin Duke in the 500 meter, Stone in 1600, 1000, and 3200 meter, and Josh Adkins in the 1600 meter.

Qualifying for the NCHSAA state meet on Saturday are Adkins, Gunnell, Duke, Stone, and the girls 4×200 relay team made up of Rebecca Fisher-Tringle, Gunnell, Grace Memola, and Madison Woods.

“All the kids improved a lot and hopefully can continue through outdoor,” Knox said.

South Stokes track team took eight athletes to JDL for their first time to compete this season.

Coach Kyle Woods said the group ran well and gave a great effort.

Matt Mudd finished first in the men’s long jump with a 19”9’ qualifying for the state meet and second in the 300 meter dash under the WPAC.

“The funny thing is that he hasn’t long jumped since last outdoor track season and that was his first year doing it,” Woods said. “A lot of the kids tried new events. Everyone adjusted well and had a lot of fun competing.”

In the men’s shot put, Sam Scott placed third and Ryker Moorefield fourth.

Daniel Brown finished fourth in the long jump.

In the ladies 1600, Hannah King came in sixth.

“Everyone worked hard all season and are ready to hit the ground running for their respective spring sports,” Woods said.

Men’s final WPAC scores: Surry Central 101, West Stokes 91, North Surry 78, Carver 56, South Stokes 35, and Forbush 33. Ladies: Forbush 92, West Stokes 85, Carver 30, North Surry 28, Surry Central 26, and South Stokes 3.

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.

South Stokes Hannah King came in sixth place in the ladies 1600 meter run.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Hannahtrack.jpgSouth Stokes Hannah King came in sixth place in the ladies 1600 meter run. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

South Stokes runners compete in the 1600.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Southtrackguys.jpgSouth Stokes runners compete in the 1600. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Senior Josh Adkins set a school record this season in the 1600 meter run and qualified to compete in the state championship meet this Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Atkins.jpgSenior Josh Adkins set a school record this season in the 1600 meter run and qualified to compete in the state championship meet this Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

West Stokes senior Kaitlyn Stone leads the pack and took first place in the 1600, 1000, and 3200 meter run.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Kaitlyn.jpgWest Stokes senior Kaitlyn Stone leads the pack and took first place in the 1600, 1000, and 3200 meter run. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

Grace Memola pushes through to finish in the top five in the ladies 1600 meter run.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Memola.jpgGrace Memola pushes through to finish in the top five in the ladies 1600 meter run. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

West Stokes runners help the men’s team finish in second place on Thursday night.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_WestTRack.jpgWest Stokes runners help the men’s team finish in second place on Thursday night. Amanda Dodson | The Stokes News

By Amanda Dodson

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