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Area Athletes Update: Martins break record

Area athletes update …


China Grove twins and Carson grads Matthew and Jonathan Martin both broke the previous course record in Saturday’s Myrtle Beach Half Marathon.

Matthew got the win with a blistering time of 1:07:28, while Matthew was close behind in 1:07:31.

They battled winds of 17 mph on the way to a per mile pace of 5:09.

The Martins ran collegiately at UNC Pembroke.

Women’s golf

In the Lake Oconee Invitational in Georgia, East Carolina finished third.

Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) shot 71-74-74 — 219 and finished tied for ninth at 3-over par.

Men’s golf

In the General Hacker Championship being held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., UNC Greensboro’s Nick Lyerly (East Rowan) shot 74-71 — 145 on Monday and is tied for 26th after two rounds.

Women’s tennis

Margaret Correll (Carson) is playing No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles for Brevard.

She’s won her last two singles matches.

College track & field

Western Carolina’s Devaniel Dale (East Rowan) is the Southern Conference indoor champ in the 200 (21.51) and 400 (47.66). Dale also ran on the winning 4×400 relay team (3:16.43).


Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sean Incardona made all-region.

Incardona ran on the Bear’s distance medley relay team that won the SAC Indoor Championship.


North Carolina A&T’s Payton Russell (North Rowan) made the All-MEAC team. She ran on the winning 4×400 relay team.

She was sixth in the 400 in 56.20.

Cambrea Sturgis (A.L. Brown) won the 200 (23.61) and was second in the 60.


College baseball

East Tennessee State’s Walker Joyce (South Rowan) pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three against Ohio University on Sunday.

Joyce is 1-0 in three relief appearances.


Chandler Blackwelder (East Rowan) had three hits for Catawba Valley Community College in Sunday’s 6-2 win against Wake Tech.

Blackwelder is batting .468 in 14 games.



Houston Roughnecks receiver Sam Mobley (Catawba) had six catches for 95 yards in a 32-20 win against Seattle.

Mobley had receptions of 25 and 42 yards.



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