The Corinth Holders boys and girls track teams both took home Two River 3A Conference winter championship titles Wednesday afternoon at South Johnston High School.
In the girls competition, the Pirates dominated the long distance races en route to posting 127 team points besting Cleveland, who finished in second place, by 23 points.
Cassidy McNierney spearheaded a Rams’ charge.
McNierney won the high and long jump competitions, finished second in the triple jump, behind teammate Sydni Fields and also was the runner-up in the 300-meter dash. McNierney earned girls meet MVP honors for her efforts.
Fields won the gold medal in the 55-meter hurdles.
Cleveland both won the 4x200 and the 4x400 relays while the Pirates were the fastest in the 4x800 relay race.
In the boys meet, a balanced effort put forth by Corinth Holders led to a run away victory as the Pirates amassed 170 points, while Cleveland finished runner-up with 104 points.
Sadavion Dixon came through for the Corinth Holders contingent in winning both the triple jump and long jump. He claimed boys meet MVP honors.
Austin Carroll proved fastest in the 1,000-meter run besting Cleveland’s Patrick Myers by five seconds. Grant Sullivan took home the pole vault title clearing 11 feet and Kane Little placed first in the high jump while Dixon came in third.
The Rams’ tandem of Gable and Wyatt Dershem were strong in the long distance events as Gable won the 1,600-meter run and finished second in the 3,200 while Wyatt won the 3,200-meter run and placed third in the 1,600.
Austin Blumenberg and Reagan Wells accounted for the other gold medals for Cleveland. Blumenberg clipped the Pirates’ Bobby Beare in the 500-meter dash by three tenths of a second and Wells earned the shot put title.
Cleveland was strong in the relays as well winning both the 4x800 (9:20.0) and 4x400 (3:48.0).