Wildcats capture 2 championships in Civitan meet


By Danny McDowell - Sports Writer



Lakewood’s L. J. Faircloth leads the way to the finish line in the 2 mile competition at Midway Monday in the annual Civitan County Championship.


The Hobbton Wildcats claimed championships in both the men’s and women’s divisions in the annual Sampson County Civitan Track Meet Monday at Midway.

On the men’s side, Hobbton finished with 137 points. Midway took 2nd with 116.5. Lakewood tallied 51, followed by Clinton with 46.5. Union scored 18.

For the ladies, the Wildcats dominated with 164 points. The Lady Raiders took 2nd with 69. Clinton finished with 65. Union had 36 and Lakewood scored 15.

Individual winners for the guys in running events included Abraheem Alwahishi of Hobbton in the 1600 meter run, L. J. Faircloth of Lakewood in the 3200 meter run, Midway’s Uvaldo Acosta in the 800 meter run, Clinton’s Donald Blue in 110 meter hurdles, Hobbton’s Bryan Parker in 300 meter hurdles, Wildcat Josh Polk in both the 100 and the 200 meter dash, and Andro Molina of Hobbton in the 400 meter dash.

Midway won 3 of the 4 relay races. J. D. Lockamy, Marelle Bullock, Uvaldo Acosta, and Luis Acosta teamed up to win both the 4×8 and 4×4 relays. Bullock, Derrick Loftis, Deangelo Williams, and Darius Perez won the 4×2. Hobbton, led by Polk, captured the 4×1.

In field events, Midway’s Dariuss Perez took both high jump and the long jump, while teammate Miguel Delgado won the discus. Lakewood’s Malik Rogers claimed a shot-put win. Hobbton’s Jamiroquia Faison won the triple jump.

In women’s competition, running winners included Lady Wildcat Ashley Hinterleiter in both the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Her teammate Adrian Montes claimed the 800. Union’s Asia Henry dominated in both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles. Lady Dark Horse Brielle Mitchell got victories in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Midway’s Tommie Bates won the 400.

Mitchell of Clinton won the long jump. Hobbton claimed the remaining field events: Nina Devone, shot put and discus; Lakelyn Bass, high jump; and Shavonia Bell, triple jump.

As for women’s relays, Hobbton won the 4×2 and 4×4. Midway took the 4×8. The Lady Dark Horses, led by Mitchell, won the 4×1.

The Wildcats also received points for participation in pole vault. There are no pole vault facilities in Sampson County, so Hobbton went to Rosewood last Friday to complete their competition. Collin King won the boys’ event and Lakelyn Bass took the girls’ title.

“It’s safe to say the student-athletes on the Hobbton Track and Field team have bought in,” assessed Wildcat coach Jeff Klaves. “As a coach, it’s refreshing to see the hard work pay off.”

This was the first ever County Civitan title for Hobbton men. It was 2nd in a row for the women.

Brielle Mitchell was named MVP for the ladies. She finished 1st place in 3 individual events and won a relay. Hobbton’s Polk was the male MVP. He won individual events and a relay.

Reach Danny McDowell at [email protected]

By Danny McDowell

Sports Writer

Lakewood’s L. J. Faircloth leads the way to the finish line in the 2 mile competition at Midway Monday in the annual Civitan County Championship.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_DSC_0004.jpgLakewood’s L. J. Faircloth leads the way to the finish line in the 2 mile competition at Midway Monday in the annual Civitan County Championship.

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