North Stokes women’s track and field continued their winning ways this season by capturing the 1A Midwest Regional title in a dominating fashion by winning over second place Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy in an impressive 51 points on Saturday.
Senior Emma Frye, the Northwest 1A Athlete of the Year, led the Vikings by winning the long jump and triple jump. She finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.3.7 and third in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.63.
Other first place finishers for North Stokes were: Karley Jessup (800 meter run), Abigail Hemric (3200 meter run), Hailey Sheppard (pole vault) and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Jessup, Hemric, Brandy Bolens, and Lauren Collins.
Second place finishers included: Collins (800 meter run), Logan Smith (pole vault), and the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Collins, Bolens, Jessup, and Smith.
Finishing third for North Stokes in regionals and qualifying for states were: Hemric (1600 meter run), Tessa Sprinkle (pole vault), and Sheppard (discus throw).
For the North Stokes boys, Zach Chesnet and Brandon Boyles were the only first place finishers on the day with Chesnet winning the pole vault and Boyles the discus throw.
Finishing second was the 4 x 800 relay team of Joshua McQuinn, Nicholas Delp, Jacob McGee and Dawson Durham. Placing third on the day was Chesnet (300 meter hurdles) and Boyles (shot put).
Rounding out the top five for the girls were: Queens Grant finishing third, while Mount Airy finished fourth, and Walkertown placing fifth. Four of the top five teams were from the 1A Northwest Conference. For the boys, Mount Airy won the Midwest Regional title, with Walkertown placing second, followed by Atkins, North Stokes, and North Moore. Four of the top five teams in the boys scores were from the 1A Northwest Conference.
2A Midwest Regionals
In the 2A Midwest Regional Championship, Parkwood High School won both the boys and girls titles. West Stokes placed 10th in the girls championship and South Stokes placed 21st.
For the boys, South Stokes finished 14th and West Stokes placed 18th.
Top finishers for both South and West Stokes were Matthew Mudd (SS) in the long jump, Erin Duke (WS) in the 800 meter run, and the 4 x 400 meter relay team from West Stokes (Chancey Gunnell, Sarah Stone, Shay Blakey, and Duke).
No one placed second in any events, but Gunnell placed third in the 100 meter dash and 300 meter dash for West Stokes.
All three track and field teams from each high school will travel to North Carolina A&T to participate in the 1A and 2A State Meet. The 2A meet is on Friday, and the 1A meet is on Saturday.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.