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Prep track: Two state titles for West’s Sanders

Staff report

West Rowan’s boys indoor track team finished second to Weddington in Friday’s 3A State Championships held in Winston-Salem.
West scored 51 points. Weddington had 58.
J.T. Sanders won two events, taking the 300 in 35.40 seconds and the 500 in 1:05.84.
West’s Juwan Houston took second in the 55 hurdles in 7.69 seconds.
West’s Javon Quarles placed fourth in the 55-meter dash in 6.56 seconds.
West’s Joel-Thomas Morales placed seventh in the long jump (19 feet, 3 inches) and the triple jump (39-4).
West’s 4×200 relay team of Thomas-Morales, Houston, Quarles and Kortez Weeks placed third in 1:33.71.
West’s 4×400 relay team of Weeks, Thomas-Morales, Houston and Michael Anton placed second in 3:31.14.
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Carson’s Zachary Marchinko was fifth in the 3200 in 9:46.26.
Nick Cox was ninth in the 1000 in 2:45.85.
Carson’s 4×800 relay team of Jacob Higgins, Garrett Ingold, Dylan Koontz and Cox placed sixth in 8:28.03.
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East Rowan’s Devaniel Dale was seventh in the 300 in 36.96.
East’s Lee Sharum was ninth in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet.
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East Rowan’s Brittany Small placed second in the girls high jump in the 3A state indoor meet on Friday. Small cleared 5 feet, 2 inches.
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East’s Taylor Kirk won the wheelchair shot put in the 3A indoor track state meet with a personal-best throw of 8 feet, 10 inches.
It was the third championship for Kirk.
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West Rowan’s Josie Heglar was fifth in the 1000 in 3:09.32.
West’s Brienna Owens was seventh in the 500 in 1:25.56.
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Carson’s Chloe Kirkpatrick and South Rowan’s Brittany Luckey cleared 9-6 and tied for third in the pole vault.

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