Results are in for area high school track teams

Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Currituck’s Hailee Reinke won three events to help pace the Knights to a 142-130 track and field meet win over Hertford County at Ahoskie May 12. Reinke won the 3200, 800 and 1600 meter runs with times of 14:01.82, 2:34.12 and 6:56.00, respectively.

Among the other five first place finishes for Currituck girls were two by Ashley Lindsey, who won the shot put with a toss of 32-7 and led a 1-2-3 sweep of the discus with a 84-2 throw.

In the boy’s meet Hertford County finished the day with 248 to Currituck’s 178.

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Leading the Currituck boys’ effort, the Knights had two double winners. On the track, Bryson Green won the 800 with a time of 2:16.16 and came back to take the 1600 with a time of 5:18.37. Teammate Gavin Jessup was second in both events. In the field events it was Hunter Neubeck who captured the shot put with a his 38-3 and then the discus with s 107-1. Lucas Bailey finished second in the boys long jump with a 19-10 leap, a full foot short of his May 5 distance that ranks him 48th statewide.

Also in action Wednesday, First Flight hosted its second home meet of the season, defeating Northeastern in boys and girls competitions.

Leading the Nighthawks girls effort in their 74-21 win was Lydia Sillies with three first place finishes. Sillies took the high jump at 5-2, the shot put with a 28-1 toss and won the triple jump with a 28-5 leap. Her winning height in the high jump earned her a 12-way tie for a position as 11th best jumper in the state. Finishing the day a double winner, Lily Snow won the 1600 with a 6:22.2 and the 3200 with a time of 13:32.6.

Other first place finishers for the Nighthawks included Tina Hempfer in the discus with a 60-2 throw, Ellie Isbister leaping 13-4 in the long jump, Maddy Wagner taking the 800 with 2:32.0, Maggie McNinch in the 400 at 1:06.4, as well as the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams

Competition for First Flight boys saw the home team take a 89-29 win over visiting Northeastern.

Leading the charge was Johmar Hernandez with three wins. Hernandez cleared 6-0 in the high jump which placed him on the statewide list of best high jumpers and led in the long and triple jumps with distances of 19-7 and 35-9, respectively. Hernandez is currently ranked statewide at 37th in the long jump with a 20-1 leap back on May 5.

Adding to the effort, Ken Lokie scored wins for First Flight in the discus with a throw of 99-11 and took the shot put with his 38-3 toss, while Cole Tomlin sped to first place finishes in the 100 and 200 sprints. Easily winning the 200 with a clocking of :23.1, Tomlin’s :11.1 in the 100 placed him on the state’s list of 35 fastest sprinters.

Other first place finishers for First Flight include Max Bowlin in the 1600 with a winning time of 4:44.8, Henry Stecher capturing the 800 with a 2:10.3, Colin Tran out front in the 3200 with a time of 13:32.6 and Noah Adams finishing first in the 400 at :58.6. First Flight boys also won the 4×400 relay as well as clocking a 8:44.50 the 4×800 for first place and 36th on the state’s list of fastest relay teams.

Currituck and First Flight are scheduled to face each other at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at Barco.

Action on Thursday saw four teams in Manteo, where Camden County captured both boys and girls meets.

For varsity boys teams, Camden scored heavily in the distance and jumping events to take a one point win over Perquimans County with 72.5 points. Manteo was third with 65 and Cape Hatteras fourth with 5. The girls’ meet saw Camden County earn 90 points for a comfortable win over Manteo in second place with 48 points. Perquimans County was third with 15 and Cape Hatteras fourth with 4.

Tiffany Fenz was a double winner for Manteo girls, taking first in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:52.84 and winning the 3200 with a 12:52.00. Also earning first place wins for Manteo were Jayden Bailey in the discus with a 72-04 throw and the girls 4×100 meter relay team with a time of :54.81.

According to Manteo Coach Melissa Mann, the girls 4×100 team of Erika Bailey, Sydnee Ballance, Jayden Bailey and Jania Charity broke the school’s record and Fenz set new school records in the 1600 and 3200, which automatically qualified her for regionals in both.

Finishing second in the 800, Manteo’s Madison Flynn broke her own school record in the 800 and automatically qualified in the 3200. Her time of 2:37.69 places her at seventh for all 1A runners in the state. Camden County’s Keeley Williams was first with a time of 2:34.06 which placed her at fifth on the state’s 1A list of fastest 800 runners.

Manteo boys had three double winners scoring first place finishes for the Redskins. Michael McCallum won the discus with a throw of 104-08 and the shot put with 40-02.00, Aldo Herrera took the 1600 with a 5:13.03 and 3200 meter run with a time of 11:45.00, while Mekhi Bias was the 100 meter dash winner with his :10.93 followed by a :22.90 to win the 200. Mann said Bias automatically qualified for regionals in both the 100 and 200.

Manteo is scheduled to host another home meet Wednesday, May 19.

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