The North Lincoln boys captured the South Fork 2A Conference Track & Field championship on Tuesday, outscoring second-place Bandys 220.5 to 159 in Pumpkin Center.

Jake Soorus took first place in three events for the Knights, winning the Long Jump, the Discus Throw and the Shot Put events.  Brian Risse was first in the 800 and 3200-Meter Runs for North Lincoln, and the Knights were also a winner in the 4x800-Meter Relay.  Jason Thomson (1600-Meter Run) and Landon Beard (300-Meter Hurdles) were also winners for the Knights.

Bandys took first place in the girls’ meet, outscoring runner-up North Lincoln 162 to 149.5.  The Lady Knights’ Angie Allen won three events, the 800, 1600 and 3200-Meter Runs, while Olivia Correa took first in the Long Jump and Triple Jump.  Ania Mayner won the 400-Meter Dash, and North Lincoln also won the 4x400-Meter Relay event.       

Lincolnton’s Emily Shain took first place in the Shot Put and the Discus Throw, and East Lincoln’s Hope Hembree won the 300-Meter Hurdles, and Lauren Taylor was first in the High Jump.  The Lady Mustangs (Gammon, Humphrey, Delgado, Hembree) also won the 4x800-Meter Relay. 

The top two finishers in each of Wednesday’s events are listed below.

Boys top finishers

4x100-Meter Relay: LN Charter 44.07, Maiden 45.55. 4x200-Meter Relay: Bandys 1:34.47, East Lincoln 1:35.58. 4x400-Meter Relay: LN Charter 3:34.52, North Lincoln 3:36.24. 4x800-Meter Relay: North Lincoln 8:28.75, Bandys 8:34.15. 100-Meter Dash: Brandon Johnson (NC) 10.91, Sam Brady (NL) 11.12. 200-Meter Dash: Avery Scott (LNC) 22.38, Brandon Johnson (NC) 22.38.  400-Meter Dash: Jaden Goodman (LNC) 50.64, Jalen Ward (NL) 51.01. 800-Meter Run: Brian Risse (NL) 1:58.59, Jason Thomson (NL) 1:59.05. 1600-Meter Run: Jason Thomson (NL) 4:24.40, Johnny Grant (NL) 4:24.97. 3200-Meter Run: Brian Risse (NL) 9:56.94, Daniel Hopkins (L) 9:58.94. 110-Meter Hurdles: Chase Clanton (B) 16.23, Zack Smith (L) 16.86.  300-Meter Hurdles: Landon Beard (NL) 40.72, Blake Reynolds (B) 43.03.  Discus Throw: Jake Soorus (NL) 173-03, Landon Beard (NL) 126-05. Shot Put: Jake Soorus (NL) 53-04.75, Nash Shook (B) 48-02.50.  Long Jump: Jake Soorus (NL) 22-03.50, Jalen Ward (NL) 20-09.00.  Triple Jump: Avery Scott (LNC) 44-10.50, Kobe Thomas (EL) 44-02.00.  High Jump: Alex Reavis (B) 6-10, Quentin Smith (EL) 6-02. Pole Vault: Reid Norman (B) 11-06, Alex Schmerber (NL) 11-00. 

Boys team scores: North Lincoln  220.5, Bandys 159, L.N. Charter 86, East Lincoln 79.5, West Lincoln 42, Lincolnton 40, Maiden 35, Newton-Conover 28.

Girls top finishers

4x100-Meter Relay: Lake Norman Charter 49.91, West Lincoln 54.88 (Alexis Gamble, Taylor Church, Chloe Ayers, Gwyn Reep). 4x200-Meter Relay: LN Charter 1:43.54, Newton-Conover 1:53.75. 4x400-Meter Relay: North Lincoln 4:22.26, LN Charter 4:25.86.  4x800-Meter Relay: East Lincoln 10:13.10 (Gammon, Humphrey, Delgado, Hembree), LN Charter       10:18.78.  100-Meter Dash: Chioma Asiegbunam (LNC) 12.31, Brianna Carson (NC) 12.53.  200-Meter Dash: Chioma Asiegbunam (LNC) 25.59, Brianna Carson (NC) 26.08.  400-Meter Dash: Ania Mayner (NL) 1:00.05, Ryan Selden (LNC) 1:02.15. 800-Meter Run: Angie Allen (NL) 2:25.47, Michaela Gammon (EL) 2:30.92. 1600-Meter Run: Angie Allen (NL) 5:24.03, Alyssa Galvin (NL) 5:34.91. 3200-Meter Run: Angie Allen (NL) 12:02.09, Michaela Gammon (EL) 12:14.00.  100-Meter Hurdles: Katie Eisley (LNC) 18.80, Olivia Correa (NL) 19.15. 300-Meter Hurdles: Hope Hembree (EL) 51.54, Bailey Reynolds (B) 52.75. Discus Throw: Emily Shain (L) 107-05, Taryn Giles-Robinette (EL) 100-00.  Shot Put: Emily Shain (L) 42-05.50, Elizabeth Carpenter (B) 30-09.50.

Long Jump: Olivia Correa (NL) 17-04, April Delacanal (B) 14-11. Triple Jump: Olivia Correa (NL) 35-07, Whitney Stewart (B) 32-09. High Jump: Lauren Taylor (EL) 5-0, Laci Paul (B) 5-0. Pole Vault: Miranda Campbell (NC) 10-06, Maddie Falasca (B) 7-06. 

Girls team scores: Bandys 162, North Lincoln 149.5, L.N. Charter 126, East Lincoln 119, West Lincoln 44, Newton-Conover 40.5, Lincolnton 25, Maiden 17.   

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