North Stokes Lady Vikings finished in a close second behind Mount Airy on Friday at the Northwest 1A conference championship meet.
“I think we did very well,” said ladies coach Rodney King. “Every girl on the team contributed points and competed hard. Even though we came up short on winning as a team I’m proud of the effort these girls gave to try and win. Mount Airy was just a little stronger than we were in a few events.”
Junior Emma Frye finished with wins in the long and triple jump and came in second in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
“She set a school and conference record in the triple jump with a 36-11,” King said.
Karley Jessup set a personal best in the 800 running a 2:29 and Morgan Cone ran a season best in the 800 with a 2:38.
“These two girls have been going at it in practice and training hard. Our girls 4×800 team showed up and ran a season best time and they still have more in them,” King noted.
Madison Sexton ran a PR in the 300 Hurdles.
Bailey Bollman and Hailey Sheppard finished first on the pole vault with an eight foot jump.
Senior Megan Condon came in second in shot put and third in disc.
Freshman Lauren Collins had two third place finishes in the 1600 and 3200 meter run.
Lauren Charleville and Condon tied for fourth in the high jump.
This week, King said the ladies are preparing for regionals on Saturday.
“We’ll be fine tuning a few things, working on speed and getting each athlete that qualifies ready to start peaking for the season in their events.”
For the boys, Dawson Durham finished third in the 1600 (4:41.58) and 3200 meter run (10:34.36).
Jacob McGee came in fourth in the 1600 (4:46.63) and second in the 3200 (10:15.04).
“I’m very proud of our guys, they gave a great effort and it was a fun meet. We had some guys with injuries who did a great job,” said Vikings boys coach Mike Williams.
Laith Nickell won the pole vault with a 13 foot jump.
Ross Lucia came in second in the disc and shot put event. Brandon Boyles picked up third in the shot and fourth in the disc.
Freshman Zach Chesnet continued to leave his mark on the program with two second place finishes in the 300 meter hurdle and pole vault and third in the 110 meter hurdles.
Mark Tucker tied Chestnet for second place in the pole vault with an 11 foot jump.
Austin Pruitt placed second in the high jump and Josh McQuinn came in third in the 800 meter run (2:10.92).
“Everyone basically performed at their static marks and that was what we were expecting and wanting for that meet,” Williams said. “We’re going to keep working and preparing for the regional meet and qualify as many as possible for the state meet.”
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