It may be early in the season, but North Stokes track and field athletes are already qualifying for the regional championship on May 14.
Junior Emma Frye is set to compete in the long jump, triple jump, 100 and 300 hurdles. Megan Condon qualified for the shot and discus, Lauren Collins 1600 and 3200 meter run, Hailey Shepard in the pole vault event, Karley Jessup 800 meter and the ladies 4×400 relay team.
In a recent meet against Walkertown, Mount Airy, and Bishop McGuinness North Stokes ladies finished first, men second.
“I think we did great with this meet. The girls competed well and showed up to run. I think we redeemed ourselves from how we ran at our invitational last Saturday,” said Lady Vikings coach Rodney King.
Karley Jessup, a recent transfer student, led North in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:38.77.
“She’s fitting right nicely into our team and is filling in some spots where we were weak,” King said.
The coach also praised Shepard, who’s improved her discus throw with each meet and also added pole vaulting this season.
Collins PR’d in the 1600 by over 14 seconds from her last meet.
“It’s great to have her back. She’s just now getting back into shape,” King said.
Condon, a senior this year won the high jump, discus throw, and came in second place in shot put.
“Megan is starting to get back to where she was at the end of last track season. She’s working hard and is improving with every meet. She is solid points for us.”
Emma Frye finished with top honors in the long and triple jump, 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
For the men, senior Ross Lucia won the shot put and finished second in discus throw.
In pole vault, Zach Chesnet came in first, Mark Tucker second, and Daniel Brown third.
Austin Pruitt placed second in high jump and third in the 400 meter dash.
Distance running duo Dawson Durham and Jacob McGee continue to excel. Durham won the 1600 and 3200 meter run and McGee placed second in the 3200 and third in the 1600.
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