The North Lincoln Knightsâ€™ men track team finished first place on Wednesday.
North Lincoln finished with a team score of 104. Bessemer City was in second with 39. Maiden was third with 37, with Highland Tech in fourth with 36. Cherryville finished last with 6.
Many Knightsâ€™ runners came in first or second place in their respective events. Derek Marlowe finished first in the menâ€™s 110 hurdles, Todd Eaton finished second in the 100, Pablo Arguelles took first in the 400.
Cody Peeler was first in the 300 hurdles and Adam Dummer came in second in the 200. Lee Broome finished second in the 800 and 1600 runs respectively.
The Knights had three different (400, 800 and 1600) relay teams to take first.
The womenâ€™s team finished second with junior Alyssa Lowe leading the way.
Lowe, who has a tireless work ethic, finished first in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Anna Jackson finished second in the 1600, while Allison Castle was first in the 400. Northâ€™s 1600 relay team finished second.
The menâ€™s track coach Matt Reep and wife Amy recently celebrated the birth of their son Aydan Adler Reep.
The East Lincoln Mustangsâ€™ men 37-0 regular season streak came to an end on Monday.
East Gaston finished with 97 points with East Lincoln a close second with 88. Forestview had 56, while North Gaston had 27.
East Gaston took first for the women with 83.5 points followed by North Gaston with 80. 5. East Lincoln finished third with 65 points. Forestview had 23.
Despite the menâ€™s loss, head coach Melvin Morrison, assisted by Jaime Wood, remained encouraged.
â€œThe team is exactly where they need to be at this time. We were unfortunate to find out on Monday morning that we had to make up the meet that day. Several of my key runners were unable to attend,â€ Morrison said.
â€œOur team has conference coming up in about one month and thatâ€™s the big picture weâ€™re shooting for,â€ Morrison said.
by John Mark Brooks