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First Flight High School runners advance to state meet

First Flight athletes won 14 of 24 events at a Last Chance Polar Bear Meet on Jan. 29 at the Northeastern High School Track in Elizabeth City to win both boys and girls meets.

Polar Bear track meets are outdoor events held during the traditional indoor track season when indoor facilities are not available.

Dominating the relays and distance events, First Flight girls swept the first three places in both the 1600 and the 1000 to win their six-team meet with 113 points, well ahead of Northeastern’s second place total of 57 points.

Leading in sprints, distance and relays, First Flight boys gathered in a total of 141 points to finish ahead of Northeastern’s second place total of 81.67 points.

Results of the boys 1000 meter run show it turned into a two-school event with First Flight and Currituck runners taking all places.

Team-wise Currituck boys were fifth and Currituck girls finished sixth.

According to First Flight coaches several athletes have qualified to compete in the Feb. State Finals:

Boys:
Max Bowlin: 3200
Warner Campbell: 4×800, 1600, 4×400
Johmar Hernandez: high jump, long jump
Zach Hughes: 4×800, 4×400, 1600, 1000
Aidan May: 4×800
Henry Stecher : 300, 500, 4×400
Tyler Sylvia (10) 4×800, 4×400, 1600

Girls:
Mia Albright: 4×200
Summer Banning: 4×800
Emma Byard: 4×800,1000,4×400
Emma Hartnett: 4×200
Maggie McNinch: 4×200, 500, 4×400
Jill O’Dell: 4×800,4×400
Madison Pugh: 4×800, 1600, 4×400
Heidi Sabatini: high jump
Maddy Wagner: 4×200, 1000

Results from the January 29 Last Chance Polar Bear Meet in Elizabeth City include:

High School Girls Team Scores (12 Events Scored)
1 First Flight – 113
2 Northeastern – 57
3 Hertford County – 52
4 John A. Holmes – 47
5 Pasquotank County – 39
6 Currituck County – 12

High School Boys Team Scores (12 Events Scored)
1 First Flight – 141
2 Northeastern – 81.67
3 Pasquotank County – .33
4 John A. Holmes – 41
5 Currituck County – 34
6 Hertford County – 26
7 Perquimans County – 3

BOYS 1000 METER RUN: 1 Zach Hughes (FFHS) 2:52.4; 2 Aidan May (FFHS) 2:53.1; 3 Bryson Green Currituck County 3:18.8; 4 Briton Howell Currituck County 3:19.6; 5 Dylan Byard (FFHS) 3:20.1; 6 Jayden Melendez Currituck County 3:20.5; 7 Colin Byard (FFHS) 3:23.7; 8 Ethan Thorn (FFHS) 3:24.4
BOYS 1600 METER RUN: 1 Tyler Sylvia (FFHS) 4:45.4; 2 Warner Campbell (FFHS) 4:53.3; 4 Bryson Green Currituck County 5:16.2; 5 Max Bowlin (FFHS) 5:21.4; 6 Colin Byard (FFHS) 5:27.7; 7 Shane Newman Currituck County 5:33.0; 8 Dylan Byard (FFHS) 5:35.6; Ethan Thorn (FFHS) 5:54.1
BOYS 300 METER DASH: 1 Henry Stecher (FFHS) 37.3; 5 Dominic Marino (FFHS) 40.4
BOYS 4×200 METER RELAY: 4 First Flight A 1:50.7
BOYS 4×400 METER RELAY: 1 First Flight A 4:00.2
BOYS 4×800 METER RELAY: 1 First Flight A 8:35.6
BOYS 500 METER DASH: 1 Henry Stecher (FFHS) 1:10.8
BOYS 55 METER DASH: 4 Ethan Driver (FFHS) 6.5;  9 Kristian Nixon Currituck County and Dominic Marino (FFHS) 6.9;  15 Noah Adams (FFHS) 7.4;  16 Devon Coughlin (FFHS) 7.5;  19 Damien Gregory (FFHS) 7.6;  19 Marcus Rhodes (FFHS) 7.6
BOYS HIGH JUMP: 1 Johmar Hernandez (FFHS) 5-10; 5 Eric Newman Currituck County 5-04
BOYS LONG JUMP: 1 Johmar Hernandez (FFHS) 18-09; 3 Kristian Nixon Currituck County 17-07; 6 Dustin Bumgardner Currituck County 16-11
BOYS TRIPLE JUMP: 1 Johmar Hernandez (FFHS) 37-08; 3 Ethan Driver (FFHS) 36-10

Girls 1000 METER RUN: 1 Emma Byard (FFHS) 3:22.0; 2 Maddy Wagner (FFHS) 3:34.1; 3 Jill O’Dell (FFHS) 3:40.2
Girls 1600 METER RUN: 1 Madison Pugh  (FFHS) 5:53.1; 2 Summer Banning (FFHS) 6:31.1; 3 Danielle Posey (FFHS) 7:46.8
Girls 300 METER DASH: 3 Maggie McNinch (FFHS) 46.6; 4 Mia Albright (FFHS) 47.0; 5 Jasmine Gorney Currituck County 47.1; 7 Emma Hartnett (FFHS) 48.7
Girls 4×200 METER RELAY: 2 First Flight A 1:58.0
Girls 4×400 METER RELAY: 1 First Flight A 4:40.7
Girls 4×800 METER RELAY: 1 First Flight A 11:04.1
Girls 55 METER DASH: 5 Mia Albright (FFHS) 7.9; 6 Emma Hartnett (FFHS) 8.1
Girls 55 Meter Hurdles: 2 Jasmine Gorney Currituck County 10.8
Girls HIGH JUMP: 1 Heidi Sabatini (FFHS) 5-02
Girls LONG JUMP: 2 Heidi Sabatini (FFHS) 14-01

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