The annual Stokes County track meet was held at North Stokes High School on Tuesday, March 7 and the North Stokes Lady Vikings won in dominate fashion with 91-points to West Stokes second place finish of 48-points, and South Stokes third place finish with 16-points. On the men’s side of the track, the Wildcats barely nudged out North Stokes 64-62 and South Stokes finished in third with 49-points.
Lady Vikings Emma Frye was the standout athlete of the day for North Stokes competing in four different events and finishing in first place in all four. She finished the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17:06, the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 52:64, the long jump with a distance of 17-06.5, and the triple jump with a distance of 35-03.
Also helping the Lady Vikings in the win was senior, Hailey Sheppard. Sheppard finished first in the pole vault with a jump of 8-0, while finishing third in discus with a distance of 80-5. Another Viking, Karley Jessup, finished first in the 800 meter with a time of 2:37:99 and third in the 1600 meter with a time of 6:37:49.
Standout for West Stokes was senior Shay Blakely. She finished first in the 100 meter with a time of 14.10 and first in the 200 meter with a time of 29.57.
South Stokes Antoinette France helped the Sauras with a first place finish in the shot put with a distance of 27-06 and a second place finish in the discus with a throw of 82-0.
For the men, South Stokes Matthew Mudd was the iron man by competing in four events and winning three of them. He finished first in the 100 meter (11.60), the 200 meter (24.04), and the long jump (19-08). Mudd finished third in the high jump with a jump of 5-2.
West Stokes won the 4×100 relay (59.51) and the 4×200 relay (1:56:06). Senior Chris Berrios won the 3200 meter (11:30.68) and came in second in the 1600 meter (5:06.21). Dustin Blevins helped the Wildcats with a first place finish in the triple jump (38-9.5) and a second place finish in the long jump (18-3). Also, Adam Mayes finished first in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:04.50 and second in the 800 meter with a time of 2:21.99 for the first place Wildcats.
“I was very pleased with the overall performance of the team today,” stated Wildcats coach Larry Weldon. “I was very proud of the first and second year people and the senior leadership that showed in the competition and energy that was put forth.”
For North Stokes they had several standout athletes on the day. Zach Chesnet had first place finishes in the 300 meter hurdles (44.60) and the pole vault (11-0). He had a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles (18.13). Sophomore Josh McQuinn had two first place finishes in the 400 meter (54.56) and the high jump (5-8). He finished second in the 200 meter with a time of 25:13. Brandon Boles continued where he left on in the indoor season and placed first in the shot put (45-01) and the discus throw (134-11).
All three schools will be back in action on Saturday, March 18 at North Stokes High School for the Viking Invitational starting at 10 a.m.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.