Brandon Hamilton shows good form leaping over a hurdle in the 100 meter hurdles. Lincolntonâ€™s Michael Segura tries to close the gap. The Mustangs men team is 19-0 on the year after soundly winning the Lincoln County meet. Jenny Walling / LTN Photo
The Lincoln County track meet was dominated by two teams. The East Lincoln Mustang menâ€™s team with 132 points and the West Lincoln Rebels ladies with 111.
The Lincolnton menâ€™s team placed second with 67 points; West Lincoln was third with 36 and North Lincoln with 22, came in fourth.
Head coach Jeff Cloninger was pleased with his teamâ€™s performance.
â€œSome of our guys ran their best times of the year so far. East Lincoln is just that good,â€ he said.
Despite coming in second, Cloninger believes his team still has a legitimate shot at winning the Midwest 2A Conference.
â€œWhat happened was a pretty good 3A team beat a pretty good 2A team. I still believe we can contend for the conference championship,â€ he said.
Mustangs head coach Melvin Morrison believed that balance was the key factor in their win.
â€œI thought they (my team) did an exceptional job. We are a balanced team, because of that balance we were able to win,â€ he said.
Dante Roseboro qualified for regionals with a 10.5 beating Terrell Phelps. Phelps, from Lincolnton, ran a 10.7. Roseboro also qualified in the 200 running a 22.22.
Carlos Marquez also qualified for regionals in the discus with a 134â€™6â€ throw.
East Lincolnâ€™s 400 meter relay team qualified with a time of 44.33. Toree Roseboro qualified in the 100 meters with a 12:24.
East Lincoln won the 3200 meter relay with a 9:02.34. Brad Popple, from East, won the 3200 meters run with a 10:31.19.
Brandon Hamilton placed first in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.83. Hamilton also placed first in the 300 meter high hurdles running a 44.10. Carlos Marquez won the shot with a throw of 41â€™8â€.
Lincolntonâ€™s Ray Conley won the long jump, jumping 20 feet. Thomas Huntley from East won the 400 meters with a 54:59 time and the high jump with a 5â€™10â€ leap.
East Lincoln won the 800 meter relay with a time of 1:34.02. Chris Haney, also from East, won the 1600 meters with a 4:46.16.
Lincolntonâ€™s Luis Soto won the 800 meters relay with a 2:09.8. Ray Conley won the triple jump with a 42â€™4â€. East Lincoln won the 1600 meter relay with a time of 4:01.53.
On the womenâ€™s side, West Lincolnâ€™s women were just as dominant as Eastâ€™s men.
The Lady Rebels won with 111 points. East finished second with 82. Lincolnton finished third with 42 and North finished fourth with 12.
Toree Roseboro from East won the 200 meters running a 26.85. Brittany Beeker from West won the 800 meters with a 2:54. Teammate Valerie Fite finished second with 2:59.97. Beeker also won the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:07.32 and the 3200 with a time of 12:42.
East Lincolnâ€™s Koree Roseboro won the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.75.
Victoria Ross, from East, won the long jump with a leap of 14â€™10â€.
Lilly Tallent won both the discus 119â€™5â€ and the shot put 35â€™10â€ events.
Westâ€™s Brittany Watts won the triple jump with a leap of 30â€™7â€. Keelie Steward, from Lincolnton, won the 300 meter high hurdles with a 55.95.
North Lincolnâ€™s Allison Castle won the 400 meter run with a 1:08.64. Westâ€™s Sigmon won the high jump with a leap of 4â€™10â€.by John Mark Brooks