By David Rogers. BOONE, N.C. — Out of 23 men’s track and field teams competing in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional Championship on May 13, Watauga finished ninth. Pioneer senior Davis Hunt was a double qualifier for the North Carolina state meet on May 20, finishing third in both the 110m Hurdles and the 300m Hurdles.
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Watauga put two student athletes into the state meet in the Pole Vault, where sophomore Clayo Kulcyk and freshman Luke Wilson cleared the top winning height of 12 feet, credited for first and third, respectively, based on fewer misses. Second place went to senior Jackson Carpenter of Ardrey Kell, who also cleared the 12 feet standard.
Mallard Creek, Ardrey Kell, Olympic, Myers Park and Charlotte Catholic had a stranglehold on the track events. Mallard Creek showed great roster depth in the sprints and sprint relays, while Charlotte Catholic was strong in the middle distance races.
The top four in each individual event get a ticket to the state meet as a qualifier.
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All photographic images by David Rogers