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WHS Track Dominates Bunker Hill-Polar Bear Meet PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:29

The Watauga High indoor track teams turned in a strong effort at a Polar Bear meet on Thursday at Bunker Hill.


The WHS men won six events and bested the field with 174 points. Alexander Central finished a distant second with 77 points. The Pioneers also produced a state qualifier as Matt Layne won the pole vault event with an effort of 11-feet, six inches.
The Pioneers also won the 4x400 relay in 4:10.00, Stephen Schmal won two events, the 500 meter run in 1:12.65 and the 300-meter run in 37.69, Eric Dehus won the high jump with an effort of 5-2, Reid Harris won the 55-meter dash in 6.75,
The WHS women had a stiffer challenge as they won five events and staved off Alexander Central by ten points to win the meet. WHS finished with 126.5 points; Alexander Central had 110.5. WHS also produced a state qualifier in Debra Dommermuth, who finished third in the pole vault event with an effort of nine feet.
Laura Gulliver, Taylor Drummonds and Sydney Cook backboned the effort for WHS. That trio  produced 57 points. Gulliver won the pole vault with an effort of ten feet and finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles; Cook won the high jump with an effort of 5-2 and was second in the pole vault; Drummonds won the 300-meter run (47.80) was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles, and she finished fourth  in the pole vault.
Both Gulliver and Cook have all ready quailfied for state in the pole vault and the high jump events. Kenyon Hall won the 55-meter dash; and WHS also won the 4x400 relay. The Pioneers travels to Bishop McGuinness High School in Kernersville, NC for a Polar Bear meet on Saturday.







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