The Northwestern 3A-4A All-Conference track & field teams have been released. And the Watauga High boys' and girls' track teams are well represented with 22 selections (the boys and the girls each had 12 selections apiece).
Head coach Randy McDonough was named Coach of the Year in both boys' and girls' track. Junior Kathleen Mansure was named the Runner of the Year in girls' track.
The WHS boys, who won the NW3A-4A Conference championship, had 12 selections. Kenan Foxx and Zach Styron led the way. Foxx was named first team in the discus and second team in the shot put; Styron earned first-team honors in the triple jump, the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.
Matthew Hall was named first team in the pole vault; Connor Pate earned first-team honors in the 800-meter run; Michael Holland was first team in the 3,200-meter run.
Justin Hall was named second team in the triple jump; Jacob Soule earned second-team honors in the 1,600; and WHS was named second team in the 4x800-meter relay (Bill Bisignani? Michael Holland? Matthew Hellenbrand? Connor Pate) and the 4x400 (Justin Hall? Matthew Hellenbrand? Connor Pate? Zack Styron).
The WHS girls had seven first-team selections. Mansure led the way by earning first-team honors in the 3,200 and the 1,600; Savanna Randle was named first team in the girls' 100-meter dash and second team in the 200; Clare Harris was named first team in the discus; Sophie Sloboda was named first team in the 800, and WHS earned first-team honors in the 4x400 relay (Lly Weeks, Kennedy Kavannaugh, Grace Plyler, Megan Smith); WHS was also named first team in the 4x800 relay (Alina Kosmala, Lily Weeks, Sophie Sloboda, Maddie Swisher).
Alison Seramur, who finished second at the Class 4A state championships in Greensboro Saturday, was named second team in the girls' pole vault; Weeks was second team in the 800; Lynde Wangler in the 3,200; WHS was named second team in the 4x100 relay (Halley McDaniel, Carrie Pennell, Savanna Randle, Alison Seramur).
Photo Courtesy: Kathleen Mansure, WHS Athletics