Alison Seramur of Watauga High capped off her senior year with a regional championship on Saturday at Providence High School in Charlotte, N.C.
Seramur, who will attend Queens University in Charlotte (a Division II school and a member of Conference Carolinas) in the fall to continue her track career, won the girls' pole vault with an effort of 11 feet at the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regional. She will represent the Pioneers at the state champioships Saturday at North Carolina A&T University.
Seramur was WHS' only state qualifier on Saturday. The Pioneers had 13 regional qualifiers and one relay team in the field Saturday.
Savanna Randle of the Pioneers was 11th in the girls' 100-meter dash (13.23), Kathleen Mansure of WHS finished tenth in the girls 3,200-meter run (12:24.12), and Clare Harris finished 12 in the girls' discus (89-11).
Asheville-Roberson won the regional championship with 128 points; Berry Academy of Charlotte finished a distant second with 80 points. WHS was 15th with ten points.
For the boys, Kenan Foxx had WHS' best showing of the day with a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 47-feet, two-inches. He was 15th in the discus (101-09). Matthew Hall finished seventh in the pole vault as he cleared the bar with a jump of 12 feet; Justin Hall was ninth (11-0). Connor Pate was 15th in the boys' 800 (2:05.15); WHS finished ninth in the 4x800-meter relay (8:24.54). That team was made up of Michael Holland, Jacob Soule, Pate and Matthew Hellenbrand.
Zack Styron was 11th in the boys' 300-meter hurdles (41.32); Holland finished eighth in the boys' 3,200 (10:13.49) and Soule was 12th (10:37.65).
Charlotte-Mallard Creek won the regional championship with 128.50 points; Matthew-Butler finished a distant second with 58.33 points. WHS was 25th with six points.