The Hobbton Wildcat Track Team had a great day Saturday at the Eastern Regional track and field meet at Heidi Trask High School. The boys were first in the regional while the ladies were runners-up, just 5 points behind the winner.
The Wildcats will have 26 athletes, up from 10 last year, participating in the state meet Friday in Greensboro. Hobbton coach Jeffrey Klaves said, “Regional Champions is like saying we just won in the 4th round of the playoffs and are the final 4 in the state.”
Individually, Anaya Parker placed 3rd in the 400m, Ashley Hinterleiter placed 2nd in the 3200m and Janet Thompson placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Lakelyn Bass brought home 3 regional champion wins, high jump, long jump and pole vault. Destiny Lowry placed 2nd in the pole vault. Nina Devone is regional champion is discus and 4th place in shot put.
In the 4×200, the team of Lakelyn Bass, Janet Thompson, Anaya Parker and Larsheia Simmons placed 4th. In the 4×400, the team of Adriana Montes, Janet Thompson, Anaya Parker and Larsheia Simmons placed 2nd.
For the men, Josh Polk is regional champion in the 100m dash and the 200m dash. Raekwon Bryant is regional champion in the 400m and placed 3rd in the 200m dash. Colin King placed 3rd in pole-vault. Bryant was 3rd in the long jump. Jamiroquai Faison was 3rd in the triple jump. Bradley Gurrola was 2nd in the discus and Jalen Robinson was 4th in shot put.
In the 4x100m the team of Jamiroquai Faison, Omar Farrior, Steven Bell and Josh Polk are regional champions. Andre Molina, Josh Polk, Dany Garcia-Soto and Abraheem Alwahishi placed 3rd in the 4x400m. Victor Aguirre, Andro Molina, Dany Garcia-Soto and Abraheem Alwashishi placed 3rd in the 4×800.
Union’s Asia Henry placed 1st in the women’s 100m hurdles. Marcus Highsmith placed 2nd in the 300m hurdles and 3rd in the 110m hurdles.
Since track is a “non-revenue” sport, Klaves has set a go fun me to help pay expenses such as food and motel rooms for the state meet. You can participate at: https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/HobbtonSTATEBOUND
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