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East first in county

Lincoln County’s weather-delayed track meet came to an end Friday with the East Lincoln Mustangs taking both the men’s and women’s title.
On the men’s side, East Lincoln bested the county competition with 118 points. Lincolnton came in second with 62 points. North Lincoln placed third with 54 points, while West Lincoln finished with 21.
On the women’s side, East Lincoln won with 117 points. North Lincoln placed second with 66.50. West Lincoln had 42 points and Lincolnton finished with 30.50.
Mustangs’ head coach Melvin Morrison was pleased with his team’s performance.
“The teams ran great and it was an exciting meet in which everyone had a good time. We were able to qualify a lot of people for the regional meet in several weeks,” he said.
The meet saw the Mustangs’ men earn all-county in 10-of-18 events. The women weren’t far behind, filling eight slots out of 18.
Even so, Morrison ever-the-perfectionist, admits there is plenty of room for improvement.
“There is work to be done if a conference (Big South 3A) championship is to be obtained. The Gaston County schools are very strong have already qualified a lot of members for the regional meet,” he said.
The first day of the county meet was ran at North Lincoln High School. Due to the weather, the event was unable to be completed.
On Friday, the meet was moved to East Lincoln as North Lincoln’s stadium was being used for the North Lincoln/East Lincoln soccer match.

by John Mark Brooks

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