Watauga High junior Taylor Drummonds had her best day as a member of the PIoneers' track team Saturday at the Johnson City Invitational in Johnson City, TN. Drummonds won two events, turned in a personal-best effort in the pole vault and she also had
four top five finishes. Drummonds won the pole vault event with a personal-best effort of ten feet, and she won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.75. She finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.10, and she led WHS's 4x200 relay team to a third-place finish in 1:52.22. As a team, the Pionners won three events and turned in 17 top-five finishes for a second-place finish. WHS also won the 4x800 relay in 10:12.12. The Pioneers had 125.08 points; Science Hill (TN) won the women's meet with 154.5 points.
Tara Trivette finished second in the high jump (4-10), Allison Seramur finished in a second-place tie in the pole vault (nine feet), Kathleen Mansure finisehd second in the 3,200-meter run (12:41.18), Julia Roberts finished second in the 1,600-meter run (1:00.98), Darby Middlebrook finished second in the 800 (2:27.46) and WHS also finished second in the 4x400 relay (4:12.81).
Taylor Nelson was third in the 3,200 (12:59.89); Lynde Wangler finished fourth (13:00.95); WHS finished third in the 4x100 relay (52.92), Anna Coulon-Schultz finished fourth in the 400 (1:02.50), Doria Kosmala finished fourth in the 800 (2:31.13), and Hannah Barbour finished fifth in the 1,600 (5:37.30).
On the men's side, Reid Harris set a new school record in the pole vault. It's the second time in 15 days that he has set a new record in that event. He cleared the bar with a 15-foot jump on Saturday, breaking his old record of 14-9 set at the Lake Norman Twilight Meet on March 16. He originally broke the old school record of 14-5 set by his former coach Daniel Isaacs in 1997 with his jump at Lake Norman. Harris has signed with UNC-Charlotte.
As a team, the Pioneers won two events and finished fifth with 75 points. T.C. Roberson won the meet with 126 points; Science Hill finished second with 121. Kyle Chambers won the 200 in 23.56. The Pioneers had nine top-five finishes on Saturday.
Max Ruble finished second in the pole vault by clearing the bar at 12-6; Harris also finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.55), and the Pioneers were second in the 4x800 relay (8:42.45). WHS finished third in the 4x100 relay (44.24); Zack Helms was fourth in the 110 hurdles (16.60), and Josh Anderson finished fourth in the 1,600 (4:40.35). Steven Schmal finished fifth in the 400 (52.06).
The Pioneers will host a four-team meet Wednesday with Alexander Central, Hibriten and Bishop McGuinness at Jack Groce Stadium.