TRACK ROUND UP: Fourteen 2A athletes win titles
Led by J'len Wilson and Dijoun Huitt, the Bunker Hill boys track team placed fourth at Saturday's 2A West Regional track meet in Claremont.
The Bears were the highest-finishing Catawba County boys track team with 81.5 points.
Wilson won two individual events — the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Huitt took top honors in the triple jump.
Newton-Conover placed sixth among boys teams, led by Marquis Pope. He was part of four victories by the Red Devil boys track and field team on Saturday.
Pope took down the 100-meter and 200-meter dash titles and was part of the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay team victories. The other members of both relay teams include Anthony Clontz, Nick Baker and Melvin Howell.
Maiden placed 11th in the boys team standings and had one individual event victory — Isaiah Henderson in the pole vault.
Bandys recorded 9.5 points and placed 16th in the final boys team standings.
Shelby won the event with 95.5 points, followed by East Lincoln (93) and North Lincoln (85).
Lady Red Devils place fourth
The Newton-Conover girls track and field team finished in a tie for fourth place at Saturday's 2A West Regional track meet at Bunker Hill High School.
Zariyah Moss won two events for the Lady Red Devils, including the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. She was also part of the winning 4x200-meter relay team, which included Paiton Fair, Brianna Forney and Ajacia Rankin.
The Lady Red Devils' score of 50 was tied with East Lincoln and was one point behind third-place North Lincoln (51).
Bandys placed eighth with 38 points, led by event winners Brittany Moss (400-meter dash) and Deanna Melton (pole vault).
Maiden finished just behind Bandys in ninth with 32 points, while Bunker Hill took 11th with 28 points.
South Iredell won the girls title with 117 points, while Draughn came in second with 57 points.
Red Tornadoes finish near top at 3A state meet
Catawba County track and field teams were represented well during Saturday's 3A state meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.
Hickory placed fifth in the boys standings with 31 points, led by Cameron Stinson, who was the runner up in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.
The Lady Red Tornadoes had the highest placing girls county team in 12th place with 20 points. Fred T. Foard came in 43rd with three points.