MOUNT HOLLY — With strong performances in both track and field events, Watauga’s middle school team powered to a convincing win on Saturday, May 1, at a meet hosted by Mountain Island Charter School. The boys team scores: [1] Watauga, 82; [2] Mountain Island Charter, 56; and [3] Lincoln Charter, 9.

Selected highlights

  • 110 Meter Hurdles
    • — Watauga went 1-2 with Landon Smith (18.09) and Truett Healy (20.30). Lincoln Charter’s John Cox was third (20.59).
  • 100 Meter Dash
    • — Mountain Island’s Oliver Kinney (12.49) finished an eyelash ahead of Watauga’s Maddox Greene (12.51).
  • 1600 Meter Run
    • — Brayden Jolly of Mountain Island captured first with a time of 5:46.12, followed by Watauga’s Calvin Zwetslloot in 5:55.45. The Pioneers also secured 4-5-6 with Cameron Nance (5:59.05), Grady Gates (5:59.32), and Miles Kimbrough (5:59.66).
  • 4x100 Relay
    • — Mountain Island ‘B’ and Mountain Island ‘A’ took top honors in 50.73 and 54.96, respectively. Watauga managed third in 55.06.
  • 400 Meter Dash
    • — Alex Gremmell was the top Watauga finisher, in fourth (1:01.61). Mountain Island’s Brock Williams (1:00.12) set the pace in winning the event.
  • 300 Meter Hurdles
    • — The Pioneers swept the top two spots with Landon Smith (55.68) in first, followed by Truett Healy in second (1:01.87).
  • 800 Meter Run
    • — Mountain Island’s Brayden Jolly was first (2:38.47), but then it was Watauga earning the 2-3-4 spots: Jonah Norris (2:39.02), Cameron Nance (2:42.87) and Miles Kimbrough (2:42.99).
  • 200 Meter Dash
    • — Watauga’s Josiah Railey earned second place honors (26.61), to Mountain Island’s Braylen Todd (25.38). While Todd ran in Heat 1, Railey ran in Heat 3.
  • 3200 Meter Run
    • — Watauga’s Calvin Zwetslloot (12:43.15) completed the distance well ahead of second place finisher Brayden Jolly of Mountain Island (12:53.59) and Watauga’s Grady Gates in third (13:23.00).
  • 4x400 Relay
    • — The Pioneers were first in 4:36.86, with Mountain Island second in 4:46.59.
  • Shot Put
    • — Watauga dominated the event. Caleb Dewey (32-05.50), Nick Turnmire (31-02.00), and Cameron Hall (27-09.00) went 1-2-3.
  • Discus
    • — Watauga again dominated: Cameron Hall (82-01), Nick Turnmire (79-07), Noah Gordon (71-02) and Caleb Dewey (67-00) earned 1-2-3-4.
  • Long Jump
    • — Watauga’s Josiah Railey leaped ahead of the field with a 16-01.75, followed by teammate Maddox Greene’s 15-09.00. The nearest competitor, from Mountain Island, was nearly a foot and a half less.
  • High Jump
  • — The Pioneers’ Josiah Railey (5-06.00) and Maddox Greene (5-02.00) again were the class of the field in going 1-2.

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