The East Lincoln Mustangs menâ€™s track team improved their record to 25-0 on the season with a dominating win at South Point in a four-team meet on Friday.
The victory completes the best ever start at East Lincoln for a track team.
The Mustangs took first place in 11 events out of 16. The 1600 meter relay team comprised of Dante Roseboro, Chris Haney, Dennis Hickman and Thomas Huntley and the 3200 meter relay consisting of Haney and Dennis Hickman qualified for Regionals in the meet.
Brandon Hamilton was a qualifier in the 300-meter hurdles.
Head coach Melvin Morrison believes the key component to their success is balance.
â€œIâ€™ve known my kidsâ€™ capabilities since I taught them from the beginning of middle school. I have enjoyed watching them grow,â€ he said.
East racked up 109 points, while East Gaston recorded 67 points for second place. Berry Academy had 58 points, while host South Point recorded 32 points.
The ladies are also enjoying a successful 2004 campaign. They placed second behind East Gaston with 62 points, while Berry Academy had 51 points. Host South Point ended up with 39 points in the meet.
Coach Morrison believes the ladiesâ€™ main strength is their relay teams.
â€œWeâ€™re very strong in that area and in sprints. The 400 meter relay team and 800 relay team, along with the 1600 meter relay team have all qualified for Regionals,â€ he said.
Toree Roseboro remains undefeated in the 100 and 200 meter runs in the Big South 3A Conference.
The Lady Mustangs 400 meter relay team consisting of Roseboro, her sister Koree Roseboro, Essence Hunter and Victoria Ross placed first in an invitational track meet at Boone this past weekend.
The ladiesâ€™ record now stands at 19-6 on the year.by John Mark Brooks