Local track athletes compete at State Championship

Staff Report

GREENSBORO — The 2017 Track and Field season has come to a close, with several local athletes competing at the 2A State Championship on Friday. Forbush High School had a great showing as the Falcons also came away with an individual state championship in discus. Zane Johnson came away with the win after a throw of 148-09, two feet farther than the second-place finisher.

Johnson wasn’t the only Falcon who came out strong. Anna Kathryn Kilby placed third in the Girls 3200 Meter Run, while Dakota Mendenhall placed fourth in the Boys 800 Meter Run and second in the Boys 1600 Meter Run.

Elkin and East Wilkes had athletes qualify for the state meet after placing in the top four at Regionals.

East Wilkes’ Kyle Rhodes placed third in the Boys 3200 Meter Run, while Elkin’s Chris Lomax placed fifth in the Boys 800 Meter Run. On the girl’s side of things, Elkin sent three athletes to compete in three different events. Catie Beth Brown placed 12th in the 3200 Meter Run, Laken Brown placed sixth in shot put, and Bayle Wood placed sixth in discus. East Wilkes’ Lexi Pardue placed 11th in shot put.

Other local schools came away with wins as a team, as Mount Airy was able to grab its second consecutive men’s title. The Granite Bears outscored second-place Atkins 64-45, with Walkertown in third at 44 points.

Full results from the 1A Meet and the 2A Meet are listed below.

2A NCHSAA State Championship Results

Girls 800 Meter Run

6. Madisun Shore Forbush 2:26.25

Girls 3200 Meter Run

1. Anna-Kathryn Kilby Forbush 11:29.22

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles (Preliminaries)

9. Mallory Martin Forbush 17.57

11. Monserrat Andrade Forbush 17.76

Girls 4×800 Meter Run

6. Forbush 10:27.97

1) Anna-Kathryn Kilby 2) Caroline Owens 3) Sarah Hayden 4) Madisun Shore

Girls Triple Jump

6. Mackenzie Fulk Forbush 33-08.00

Boys Discus

1. Zane Johnson Forbush 148-09

Boys 800 Meter Run

4. Dakota Mendenhall Forbush 1:59.39

Boys 1600 Meter Run

2. Dakota Mendenhall Forbush 4:25.15

Women Final Scores

13. Forbush | 15

Men Final Scores

8. Forbush | 23

1A NCHSAA State Championship Results

Girls 3200 Meter Run

12. Catie Beth Brown Elkin 13:33.25

Girls Shot Put

6. Laken Brown Elkin 36-01.25

11. Lexi Pardue East Wilkes 33-01.00

Girls Discus

6. Bayle Wood Elkin 112-02.50

Boys 800 Meter Run

5. Chris Lomax Elkin 2:03.21

Boys 3200 Meter Run

3. Kyle Rhodes East Wilkes 10:02.67

Women Final Scores

31. Elkin | 6

Men Final Scores

35. East Wilkes | 6

39. Elkin | 4

Zane Johnson takes gold in discus

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