Area track and field athletes have been competing in the Track Regionals, leading up to state competition.
The Starmount Rams had several athletes make it to 1A States after their placing at Regionals. Athletes making it to States for the Rams are Jennifer Johnson (second in 100mp and 100m, fourth in long jump and triple jump), Hannah Shell (second in high jump), Jack McCormick (third in 400m), Trey Lomax (first in 110mp and 110m), Brandon Prescott (third in triple jump), and the boys 4x200m team (third place).
The Elkin Buckin’ Elks had three athletes place at Regionals, they will compete in States — Catie Beth Brown (second in 3200m), Bayle Wood (third in discus), and Jacob Parker (first in 3200m).
Two athletes for East Wilkes are moving on to States — Alexis Pardue (fourth in shot-put), and Kyle Rhodes (second in 3200m).
The Forbush Falcons competed in 2A Regionals on Friday. In the 200 meter, Anna Kilby placed second and Sierra Winters placed fourth. They will both move on to States. The girls 4×800 meter relay placed second, and they will move on to States.
Others moving on to States are as follows — Dakota Mendenhall (placed first in 600 meter), Schulyer Eldridge (placed second in 400 meter dash), the boys 4×400 meter team (placed second), and Zane Johnson (discus, third place, and shot-put, second place). Mackenzie Fulk almost made States for the Falcons, but came up short as she placed fifth in the high jump and the triple jump. She will go to States as an alternate for Forbush.
The Falcons broke several records this year — Dakota Mendenhall (1600, 800m), Madisun Shore (800m), Anna Kilby (3200m), Boys 4×400 (Austin Mendenhall, Dakota Mendenhall, Jairo Hernandez, and Schuyler Eldridge), Girls 4 x 800 (Madisun Shore, Anna Kathyrn Kilby, Sarah Hayden, and Sierra Winters), and Zane Johnson (discus). The FHS girls won conference this year and boys came in second.