The Watauga High men's and women's indoor track teams opened their respective seasons with a polar meet at
North Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, NC, Monday afternoon.
Both the men and women dominated the meet. The men won five events and bested the field with 75 points. Alexander Central finished a distant second in the four-team meet with 34 points. The women's meet was a little more competitive. The Pioneers nosed out Alexander Central 66-56 to win the meet.
Julia Roberts of the women's team captured centerstage as she won two events, the 500-and300-meter runs. She also qualified for state in the 500 by finishing the race in the blistering time of 1:21.5. She won the 300 in 45.2.
Kathleen Mansure won the women's 1,600-meter run (6:07.7); Taylor Drummonds won the 55-meter high hurdles in 9.5 seconds.
For the men, Jackson Carr won the shot put event with a throw of 33-feet, five inches; Reid Harris won the 55-meter dash (6.7 seconds), Andrew Vandenberg won the 1,600 (4:59.5), Bryan Brackney won the 500 (1:12.1), and Josh Anderson won the 1,000-meter run (2:54.9).
WHS travels to Eastern Alamance for a polar meet on Saturday.
NORTH LINCOLN POLAR MEET
Watuaga - 75
Alexander Central - 34
North Lincoln - 33
East Burke - 1
Watuaga - 66
Alexander Central - 56
North Lincoln - 37
East Burke - 5
EVENT WINNERS FOR WHS:
Jackson Carr - shop put
Taylor Drummonds - high hurdles
Reid Harris - 55 dash
Taylor Nelson - 1600 m run
Andrew Vandenberg - 1600 m run
Julia Roberts - 500 m and 300 m dashes
Bryan Brackney - 500 m dash
Josh Anderson - 1000 m run
Fox To Sign With Brevard
Watauga High senior Amanda Fox, who is also the captain of the cheerleading team, will sign her National Letter of Intent with Brevard College on December 20.
Fpx tried out in October and made the team. And it could be a history-making event as Fox could be, to anyone's knowledge, the first WHS cheerleader to receive a cheerleading scholarship.