|Pioneers Pull Off Daily Double|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:44|
The Watuaga High boys' and girls' track teams won the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championships Wednesday at Jack Groce Stadium. The Pioneers won their fifth consecutive NW3A/4A titles. The WHS girls won nine events and bested the field with 178 points. Hickory finished second with 153 points.
Kathleen Mansure led the way winning two events. She captured the 1,600-meter (5:53.12) and 3,200-meter run (12:46.34).
Savanna Randle won the girls' 100 (12.98) and finished second in the 200 (27.03); Brynne Gould won the 400 (1:02.67); Grace Plyler finished second (1:03.23). Sophie Sloboda won the girls' 800 (2:36.79), Lily Weeks finished second (2:41.10); Lynde Wangler finished second in the 3,200 (13:21.68) and third in the 1,600 (5:59.38).
The Pioneers won the 4x400 relay (4:28.14) and the 4x800 relay (11:10.80). Alison Seramer won the pole vault (10-6); Clare Harris won the discus throw (100-03).
The boys won seven events and bested the field with 177.66 points. South Caldwell finished second with 141.83 points.
Zach Styron led the way winning three events, the 110-meter hurdles (16.02), the 300-meter hurdles (42.68), and the triple jump (40-01).
Connor Pate won the 800 (2:04.74), Michael Holland won the 3,200 (10:21.27), Matthew Hall won the pole vault (12-6) and he finished third in the high jump (5-6). Kenon Foxx won the discus throw (127-05) and he finished second in the shot put (43-7.50).
Justin Hall finished second in the triple jump (39-1.25), he finished third in the pole vault (9-6), and he finished third in the 400 (53.92). Jacob Soule finished second in the 1,600 (4:36.71) and he was third in the 3,200 (10:37.71).
Matthew Hellenbrand finished third in the 800 (2:06.19); the Pioneers had a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:35.75) and the 4x800 relay (8:32.34).
The Pioneers travel to the Tri-Cities Classic in Johnson City, TN., Friday and Saturday.
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