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Prep track: West boys, Hickory Ridge girls win titles

Staff report

GRANITE QUARRY — West Rowan’s boys and Hickory Ridge’s girls won South Piedmont Conference track championships on Thursday at East Rowan.
East Rowan’s boys finished fifth, ending a string of six straight conference titles that they’d racked up in the SPC and the North Piedmont Conference.
West’s victory was keyed by Sprints MVP J.T. Sanders. He won the 100 and 400 and placed second in the 200 behind Hickory Ridge’s Jamin Glenn. Sanders edged East’s Max Wall in the 100 and topped Carson’s Nick Cox in the 400.
West also got a win from Joel Thomas-Morales in the 300 hurdles.
Carson’s effort was led by Distance MVP Zachary Marchinko. He won the 1600 and took second in the 800 and 3200.
Carson was also strong in the longer relays, winning the 4×400 and 4×800.
East Rowan’s Lee Sharum and Chance Brown were part of a five-way tie for first in the pole vault.
Cox Mill won the 4×100 and 4×200.
Concord’s Gabriel Stainback, the Field Events MVP, was a double winner, taking the high jump and long jump.
Glenn won the triple jump as well as the 200.
Team scores: West Rowan (104), Carson (87), Hickory Ridge (74), Robinson (65), East Rowan (60), Northwest Cabarrus (59), Concord (56), Cox Mill (39), Central Cabarrus (11) and South Rowan (1).

Girls
Hickory Ridge won the girls meet.
Torri Weathers led the Ragin’ Bulls to the title with individual wins in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the long jump.
West Rowan’s Josie Heglar won the 800 and 1600.
West also won the 4×400.
East Rowan got wins from Brittany Small in the high jump, Jocelyn Lowe in the discus and Faith Faller in the 3200.
South Rowan’s Brittany Luckey edged Carson’s Chloe Kirkpatrick in the pole vault. Both cleared 10-6.
Cox Mill’s Tracey Manigault won the 100 and 200.
Team scores: Hickory Ridge (109), Northwest Cabarrus (88), Concord (65), West Rowan (64), Carson (6), Cox Mill (56), East Rowan (55), Central Cabarrus (26), South Rowan (14), Robinson (11)

Full results are now online and will be in Saturday’s Scoreboard in the print edition.

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