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Cape Hatteras, Manteo in ‘last chance’ dual track meet

Tuesday’s track meet at Manteo High School saw impressive distances and times by several athletes from Cape Hatteras and Manteo schools.

Clearing 8 feet in the pole vault, Manteo’s Emmanuel Tadeo Perez set a new school record with his first place finish while teammate Darcy Kampe won the girls division with her 6-0 vault.

It was a sweep by Manteo boys in the 100 meter sprint with Mekhi Bias clocking in :11.11.  Bryson Sawyer finished second and Dakota Meekins finished third. The Manteo girls swept their 100 as well with Darcy Kempe leading the group with her time of :14.21 followed by Elisa Wolfe and Kayli Tinsley in second and third respectively.

Field event action saw Kyle Soles lead a Redskins sweep in the boys discus with a throw of 124 feet 7 inches finishing in front of teammates J’Veon Tate and Michael McCallum. Tate also earned first place points in the shot put with his toss of 40 feet 11 inches.

Manteo’s Amanda Hernley out-threw her other two teammates (Ashanti Pledger in second and Lindsey Gonzalez-Martinez in third) with her discus throw of 58 feet 11 inches a sweep of that event. Hernley then finished on top in the shot put with her put of 26 feet 11 inches. The Hurricanes Avery O’Neal took second place with her respectable put of 24 feet 2 inches.

Action back on the track saw Manteo’s Trent Jones win two events taking the 800 meter run with a time of 2:18, just a step ahead of Hatteras’ Jadon Oliver who finished in second place with a 2:19, and then come back with a :55 first place time in the boys 400 meter race.

Manteo’s Tiffany Fenz was a triple winner in the short runs taking the girls 800 with a time of 2:55, then winning the girls 400 with a time of 1:16, and coming back to win the 200 followed quickly by Hurricanes Hayley Rosell and Jorah Midgette.

Shanklin Austin picked up a first place finish for Hatteras in the boys 1600 meter with his time of 5:35 while teammate Elizabeth Muller was clocked at 6:35 to win it for the girls.

Dylan Gray took the top spot for Hatteras in the 200 meters with a time of :22.60.

In the boys 3200 meters Hurricane Shanklin Austin crossed the finish line first in 11:48 seconds with Manteo’s Chase Jones and Justin Ortega Santos finished second and third respectively while teammates Tiffany Fenz was the first girl to finish the 3200 with a time of 16:48 followed by Emma Daniels in second.

Tuesday’s meet proved to be an ideal tune-up for the April 30 Annual 1A Conference Meet at Manteo High School. Competition is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. with teams from Camden, Gates County, Perquimans County, Washington County, John A. Holmes and Manteo.

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