Cleveland’s girls and Triton’s boys claimed Two Rivers 3A Conference winter track and field championships, hosted by South Johnston on Tuesday.
While most conferences in the N.C. High School Athletic Association do not have league championships during the “indoor” track season, the Two Rivers uses it as a final tune-up for the upcoming NCHSAA 3A championship on Friday.
Western Harnett did not compete in the championships.
Girls: Cleveland’s girls won all three relays and racked up 132 points. The Rams also dominated in the jumps, where Cassidy McNierney swept all three; the triple jump, high jump and long jump.
Sydni Fields won the 55 meter hurdles and 300 meter dash. Teammate Jasmine Cullins took the 1,000 meter run and 3,200 meter run.
Corinth Holders was in second place with 106 points and no one else reached 30. The Pirates’ Samara Gibson won the 55 and 500 meter dash while Cameron Rutherford won the 1,600. Camille Sullivan won the pole vault, where the Pirates when 1-2-3.
South Johnston’s Emma Blackman, the Two Rivers 3A volleyball player of the year in the fall, won the girls shot put to help the third-place Trojans.
Boys: Triton had just three boys’ winners: the 4-by-200 relay team, Brandon Graham in the 55 meter dash and Kysheem Elliott in the high jump. But the Hawks had depth in the jumping and sprinting events, helping them total 107 points, getting the best of Cleveland’s 96.5.
Cleveland won the 4-by-400 relay and had five individual winners. Wayna Alford won the 55 meter hurdles and triple jump while Gable Dershem won the 1,600. Noah Pipes took the 500 and 300 meter dashes.
South Johnston’s boys took the 4-by-800 relay. Jacob Gonzalez, second to Dershem in the 1,600, won the 3,200. Fabian McDonald took the long jump to help the Trojans to 50.5 points and a third-place finish.
Smithfield-Selma’s Caleb Silver won the 1,000 meter run and Joshua Faison won the shot put.
Corinth Holders’ Andrew Bugge won the pole vault on misses against South Johnston’s Ismael Garcia.
Also on Tuesday, the Carolina 1A held its winter track championships at Lakewood High in Salemburg. Hobbton swept both titles while Princeton’s boys finished third and the girls were second.
Princeton’s Shamonda Bell won the 55 meter dash and 300 meter dash and was second in the long jump.
Shae Malham won the pole vault and was second in the girls triple jump and third in the high jump.
Zoe Byrd was second in the girls 55 meter hurdles
Altheia Balageo was second int he girls’ 1600 meter run
Neuse Charter’s Marika Samuelsson won the girls 500 meter dash, edging Princeton’s Chelsea Hawley, and was second in the 3,200.
Princeton’s Austin Sullivan won the boys’ 1,600 meter run, followed by teammate Jose Moreno, who won the pole vault. Sullivan also won the 3,200 meter run and was second in the boys’ 1,000.
Jarrett Pearce was second in the 300 meter dash and Earl Gibson won the long jump.
Carolina 1A boys
1. Hobbton 130, 2. Lakewood 87, 3. Princeton 67, 4. Rosewood 23, 5. Neuse Charter 4
Carolina 1A girls
1. Hobbton 129, 2. Princeton 74, 3. Lakewood 64, 4. Neuse Charter 20, 5. Rosewood 8
Two Rivers 3A boys
1. Triton 107, Cleveland 96.5, 3. South Johnston 50.5, 4. Smithfield-Selma 31, 5. Corinth Holders 26
Two Rivers 3A girls
1. Cleveland 132, 2. Corinth Holders 106, 3. South Johnston 29, 4. Triton 18, 5. Smithfield-Selma 11