BESSEMER CITY—The Lincoln Charter boys track & field team won their second straight Southern Piedmont 1A Conference championship convincingly at Bessemer City High School on Monday, outscoring second-place Highland Tech 136-86.

The Eagles’ Drew Zink was named the SP1A’s Male Runner of the Year, finishing first in the 800, 1600 and 3200-Meter Runs and also as part of the 4x800-Meter Relay team that won the event.

Mark Schild of Lincoln Charter was named the boys Coach of the Year.  

The Lady Eagles finished third as a team, but were just eight points back of first-place Highland Tech and four points shy of second-place Thomas Jefferson.

Below is a list of the top two finishers in each event.  The top two in each event were named to the SP1A All-Conference team.  

Girls top finishers

4x100-Meter Relay: Bessemer City 55.07, Lincoln Charter (Jillian Aganad, Avery Little, Sarah Langford, Hannah Rogers) 57.00.  4x200-Meter Relay: Bessemer City 1:53.80, Lincoln Charter (Jillian Aganad, Lia Zink, Alyssa Wright, Hannah Rogers) 2:01.37.  4x400-Meter Relay: Highland Tech 4:37.73, Lincoln Charter (Megan Minaudo, Rebecca Wilz, Katie Elliott, Alyssa Wright) 4:45.21. 4x800-Meter Relay: Lincoln Charter 10:52.87 (Emma Lasarsky, Rebecca Wilz, Megan Minaudo, Alyssa Wright), Thomas Jefferson 11:17.60.  100-Meter Dash: Ja’Ciya Guthrie (BC) 12.79, Machera Clark (HT) 13.18.  200-Meter Dash: Ja’Ciya Guthrie (BC) 26.26, Machera Clark (HT) 27.25.  400-Meter Dash: Machera Clark (HT) 1:03.38, Kiazyia Degree (BC) 1:04.39. 

800-Meter Run: Brooklyn Pierce (HT) 2:33.25, Megan Minaudo (LC) 2:48.72.  1600-Meter Run: Brooklyn Pierce (HT) 5:39.73, Lauren Tolbert (HT) 5:42.89. 3200-Meter Run: Kilia Hasty (TJ) 12:58.00, Emma Lasarsky (LC) 14:30.38. 

100-Meter Hurdles: Ja’Ciya Guthrie (BC) 15.88, Abby Waters (TJ) 19.52. 300-Meter Hurdles: Abby Waters (TJ) 55.39, Kiersten Pope (TJ) 56.91.  Discus Throw: Savannah Locklear (Ch) 76-01, Ashley Scruggs (TJ) 66-01.  Shot Put: Leela Talavera (LC) 28-01.5, Keren Hargro (TJ) 26-01.00.  Long Jump: Zaakirah Williams (HT) 15-09.75, Brianne Davis (BC) 14-03.50. Triple Jump: J’Kandula Wingate (BC) 28-04.50, Abby Waters (TJ) 28-02.75.  High Jump: Brianne Davis (BC) 4-06, Zaakirah Williams (HT) 4-02. 

Girls team scores: Highland Tech 85, Thomas Jefferson 81,Lincoln Charter 77, Bessemer City 74, Cherryville 21.  

Boys top finishers

4x100-Meter Relay: Thomas Jefferson 47.26, Lincoln Charter (Cole Aganad, Thomas Cruz, Lucas Melby, Darrian Bonilla) 48.79. 4x200-Meter Relay: Lincoln Charter 1:38.03 (Jordan Hudson, Cole Aganad, Lucas Melby, Darrian Bonilla), Highland Tech 1:43.92.  4x400-Meter Relay: Highland Tech 3:46.81, Lincoln Charter (Parker Powell, Thomas Cruz, Curtis Herms, Jordan Hudson) 3:50.18.  4x800-Meter Relay: Lincoln Charter 8:55.84 (Cutter Law, Curtis Herms, Drew Zink, Jordan Hudson), Thomas Jefferson 9:15.63.  100-Meter Dash: Darrian Bonilla (LC) 12.21, Shemar Petty (TJ) 12.23.

200-Meter Dash: Darrian Bonilla (LC) 24.90, Cole Aganad (LC) 25.06.  400-Meter Dash: Eugene Reynolds (HT) 53.02, Jordan Hudson 53.91.  800-Meter Run: Drew Zink (LC) 2:10.31, Jonas Guffey (LC) 2:11.11.  1600-Meter Run: Drew Zink (LC) 4:46.51, Jonas Guffey (LC) 4:49.34.  3200-Meter Run: Drew Zink (LC) 10:18.35, Patrick Rice (LC) 10:37.46.

110-Meter Hurdles: Urael Mussie (HT) 18.83, Pin Nie (HT) 19.04.   300-Meter Hurdles: Pin Nie (HT) 44.45, Urael Mussie (HT) 45.64.  Discus Throw: John Crain (Ch) 108-08, Ethan Borcich (LC) 107-03.  Shot Put: Kiantai Degree (BC) 41-08.5, Darius Boyd (BC) 39-05.50.  Long Jump: Callaway Grant (BC) 18-08.25, Lafayette Montgomery (BC) 17-05.75  Triple Jump: Callaway Grant (BC) 37-04.50, Urael Mussie (HT) 35-05.00.   High Jump: Jeremiah Wallace (HT) 5-04, Pin Nie (HT) 5-04.

Boys team scores: Lincoln Charter 136, Highland Tech 86,

Bessemer City 51, Thomas Jefferson 46, Cherryville 15.


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