All-county track selected

By Robert Money Jr. - rmoney@thestokesnews.com
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High school track in Stokes County proved to be very competitive with a host of underclassman on each team rosters. There were seven seniors out of 38 athletes that were selected all-county. Both West Stokes boys and girls teams finished third during the Western Piedmont Athletic 2A Conference tournament. North Stokes girls and South Stokes boys came in second during the Northwest 1A track meet, while the Vikings boys team placed fifth and the Saura girls fourth. The Stokes News along with area high school coaches selected the 2018 track all-county team.

West Stokes Sydney Cromer, Emily Emerson, Sydney Cockerham, Erin Duke, and Carolina Pulliam each competed in four different events for the Wildcats and finished in first place in at least one of them. Each competitor made WPAC all-conference and qualified for the 2A regionals.

Juniors Shay Blakely and Hunter Jackson participated in three events each. Blakely ran the 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay teams that collected first place, while Jackson’s highest placement was second on the 4×800 meter relay team. Kari Rice competed on the 4×800 meter team and made all-county, while sophomore Laila McGee finished first in the high jump and ran on the 4×200 team.

Senior Viking Emma Stanbery, sophomores Abigail Hemric, Josie Stanbery, Maliya Wright, and freshmen Skylar Murray, Rachel Overby, Makayla Rogers, and Kenzie Stahly participated in four different events for North Stokes during the Northwest meet. Each made all-conference and Hemric placed first in the 3200 meter run and as a member of the 4×800 team. Rogers also had two first place finishes in the long jump and 300 meter hurdles.

Haily Sheppard threw 98-2 in the discus throw and collected the first spot and Josie Stanbery placed second in the shot put with a distance of 29-8. Each battled in three different events and was selected all-conference.

Olivia Smith and senior Antoinette France were all-county for South Stokes. Smith made all-conference by placing second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 56.20. France threw in the discus and shot put events placing third in each of them.

West Stokes Dustin Blevins, William Hicks, Jacob Adkins, Adam Mayes, Zach Watts, Alex Lynch, Timmy White, and Jacob Schrum positioned themselves on the all-county team with their high placements during the 2A meet. Blevins had a distance of 21-1 in the long jump and 41-8 in the triple jump for first place. Adkins, Watts, Lynch, White, and Schrum accumulated second on the 4×800 relay team.

The Sauras Kaleb Mitchell, Austin Harger, Nimai Browning, and Elijah Dunn finished first in their events and made Northwest all-conference. Mitchell had a leap of 5-6 during the high jump, Harger 9-6 on the pole vault, and Dunn a distance of 116-10 in the discus throw. Browning dashed 15.43 in the 110 meter hurdles.

Seniors Caleb Richardson and PJ Samuels along with sophomore Bryson Autry made the team with second place finishes; Richardson in the 110 meter dash, Samuels in the long and triple jump, and Autry in the pole vault.

North Stokes juniors Jacob McGee and Michael Overstreet, sophomore Elijah France, and freshman Jaden Smith made the team. McGee collected Northwest runner of the year by placing first in the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter runs. Overstreet was first in the shot put, with France placing second in the discus and Smith highest finish was third in the 800 meter run.

Each school will return a core of athletes to their teams with the Sauras only losing three seniors off of the all-county team, and the Wildcats and Vikings losing two each.

Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.

Abigail Hemric
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Adam Mayes
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Antoinette France
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Austin Harger
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Bryson Autry
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Caleb Richardson
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Caroline Pulliam
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Dustin Blevins
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Elijah Dunn
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Elijah France
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Emily Emerson
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Emma Stanbery
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Erin Duke
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Hailey Sheppard
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Hunter Jackson
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Jacob Adkins
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Jacob McGee
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Jacob Schrum
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Jaden Smith
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Josie Stanbery
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Kaleb Mitchell
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Kari Rice
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Kenzie Stahly
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Laila McGee
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Makayla Rogers
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Maliya Wright
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Michael Overstreet
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Nimai Browning
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Olivia Smith
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PJ Samuels
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Alex Lynch
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Rachel Overby
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Shay Blakely
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Skylar Murray
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Sydney Cockerham
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Timmy White
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William Hicks
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Zach Watts
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By Robert Money Jr.

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