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Princeton takes 11 individual titles at Carolina 1A track championships

Princeton entries brought home 11 individual championships and set four new school records at the Carolina 1A Conference Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at the Bartholomew Athletic Complex.

The Bulldogs finished second in the girls team standings and third amoung boys teams.

Sophomore Shamonda Bell won four girls events: the 100-meter hurdles (17.96 seconds), the 100 (12.83), the 200 (26.67) and the 400 (1:03.43). The Princeton girls 3,200 relay team also won, while Amber Johnson took the girls 3,200 individual run in 14:56.18.

The Bulldogs boys 800 relay team of Jarrett Pearce, Jamie Pearce, Earl Gibson and Matthew Stallworth set a school record in the race and won the conference title in 1:33.21.

Jose Moreno was a double champion, taking the 800 and clearing 11 feet, 6 inches to win the pole vault. Darius Avery set a school record of 130-2 in the discus with his victory.

Austin Sullivan was a double champion for Princeton, winning the 1,600 (4:47.78) and the 3,200 (10:36.15).

Neuse Charter standout Marika Samuelsson won the girls 800 with a time of 2:43.99.

Richardson qualifies for 2A golf: North Johnston’s JoJo Richardson was one of six individual qualifiers for the NCHSAA 2A state boys golf championship from the regional at Wedgewood Golf Club in Wilson on Monday.

Richardson finished with an 83 on the afternoon. The Panthers were fifth as a team in the region with a score of 365. Washington won with a 343.

Daughtry tosses no-hitter: Princeton pitcher Matt Daughtry held Lakewood hitless in a 12-0 victory Wednesday afternoon. Daughtry struck out six batters and issued a walk in the win.

Tanner Flowers doubled and Daughtry tripled as well in the Carolina 1A Conference win for the Bulldogs.

Bryant makes 1A golf field: Princeton’s Codi Bryant is headed for the NCHSAA 1A State Golf Championships after his finish at the Mideast regional at Coharie Country Club on Monday. Bryant fired a round of 91 to take an individual qualifying spot. The Bulldogs finished fifth as a team at 399. Rosewood won the regional with a 353.

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