North Stokes ladies track team finished first in a home conference meet against Winston-Salem Prep and Bishop McGuinness on Thursday in Danbury. The boy’s team came in third behind the Villains and second place Phoenix.
“Our season has gone well so far,” said Lady Viking coach Ben Kelble. “We have found some success winning tri-meets despite being a small team this year. We always have a goal of qualifying as many athletes for regional.”
The Lady Vikings had an array of athletes finish first. Sophomore Abigail Hemric placed ahead of the 3200 meter runners with a time of 12:42.48. Makayla Rogers won the 300 meter hurdles (55.18) and long jump with a distance of 14-7. Hailey Sheppard won the triple jump (9-0) and discus throw (102-3), Emma Stanberry the high jump (4-0), and Josie Stanberry the shot put (28-3).
Skylar Murray completed the 400 meter dash in second place with a time of 1:11.06, while Emma Stanberry (800 meter run), Hemric (1600 meter run), Rachel Overby (3200 meter run), Josie Stanberry (discus), Maliya Wright (shot put), and both the 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams also came in second.
Murray came in third place in the 200 meter dash event and Wright third in the discus throw.
“Abby (Hemric) is running strong in the distance events and Hailey (Sheppard) is throwing discus and pole vaulting well,” Kelble said. “Josie (Stanberry) is near the top of the conference in both shot and discus and Makayla (Rogers) is competing well in both long and triple jump.”
Jacob McGee placed first in the 1600 meter run (4:52.85) and 3200 meter run (10:23.81), along with Eligah France in discus throw(109-2) and Michael Overstreet in shot put (43-7).
North Stokes second place finishers were the boy’s 4×400 meter relay team, Overstreet in the discus throw (92-6), Jackson Health (200 meter) and Jaden Smith (800 meter). Jarrett Sands finished third in the discus.
Final team scores: North Stokes girls 89 points, Winston-Salem Prep 62, and Bishop McGuinness 24. The Villain boys placed first with a score of 72, followed by Winston-Salem Prep 63, and North Stokes 44.
The Vikings will travel to South Stokes on Thursday and compete against the Sauras and Bishop McGuinness in a Northwest 1A Conference meet.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.