Ashville, Etowah, Gaston athletes medal at Lincoln meet

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By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor

The Ashville boys and girl track and field teams swept the Lincoln Meet No. 5 on April 18.
The AHS boys won five events and 13 medals to top second-place Alexandria, 138 to 102, in total points.
The Lady Bulldogs’ margin of victory was a bit closer with a 132 to 128.50 edge over runner-up Alexandria. The AHS girls captured six events, including three by Taylor Knight (pictured above) and two by Emma Drinkard.
Joe Stevens and Ashton Vann both won one individual event and were members of the AHS boys’ first-place 4×800-meter relay team.
Also winning gold medals were Etowah’s Josh Graham in the boys 300-meter hurdles and Gaston’ Kodie Bogle in the boys javelin.
Listed are the top 10 local finishers in each event.
Girls 100-meter run
1. Emma Drinkard, Ashville: 12.61
Girls 200-meter run
1. Emma Drinkard, Ashville: 27.26
4. Zoe Huff, Etowah: 30.27 4 5
8. Alora White, Ashville 32.20 3 1
Girls 400-meter run
7. Alana Whiteman, Ashville: 1:12.02
Girls 800-meter run
1. Taylor Knight, Ashville; 2:29.67
4. Kathleen McCarthy, Ashville; 2:44.11
5. Alana Whiteman, Ashville; 2:53.63
Girls 1600-meter run
1. Taylor Knight, Ashville; 5:48.52
3. Emma Thompson, Ashville; 6:37.87
5. Anzlee Farmer, Ashville; 7:14.93
Girls 3200-meter run
1. Knight, Taylor Ashville; 12:34.57
2. Emma Thompson, Ashville; 14:53.29
Girls 300-meter hurdles
4. Lydia Northam, Ashville; 53.85
Girls 4×100-meter relay
3. Ashville A team; 55.90
Girls 4×400-meter relay
2. Ashville A team of Keely Massey, Riley Matthews, Lydia Northam and Alana Whiteman; 4:52.73
Girls 4×800-meter relay
1. Ashville A team of Emma Drinkard, Taylor Knight, Kathleen McCarthy and Emma Thompson; 10:35.68
Girls high jump
2. Lydia Northam, Ashville; 4-10.00
3. Alora White, Ashville; 4-06.00
Girls pole vault
5. Anzlee Farmer, Ashville; 6-00.00
Girls long lump
4. Keely Massey, Ashville; 14-00.00
10. Alora White, Ashville; 13-05.50
Girls shot put
11. Mya Beason, Ashville; 25-09.00
Boys 100-meter run
4. Omarian Finch, Etowah; 11.62
8. Xavier Bothwell, Ashville; 12.31
Boys 200-meter run
2. Ashton Vann, Ashville; 24.74
5. Xavier Bothwell, Ashville; 25.40
6. Travis Smith, Ashville; 25.41
8. L.J. Mostella, Etowah; 25.64
Boys 400-meter run
1. Ashton Vann, Ashville; 55.84
4. Kanyon White, Ashville; 57.95
5. Travis Smith, Ashville; 58.40
10. Jace Graham, Etowah; 1:01.48
Boys 1600-meter run
4. Clayton Knight, Ashville; 5:16.09
5. Bruce Pantoja, Ashville; 5:18.32
Boys 3200-meter run
1. Joe Stevens, Ashville; 10:23.01
3. Clayton Knight, Ashville; 11:05.17
7. Bruce Pantoja, Ashville; 11:36.63
9. Ryan Matthews, Ashville; 11:55.02
Boys 110-meter hurdles
8. Martez Williams, Ashville; 20.92
10. Daylen Baise, Etowah; 21.60
Boys 300-meter hurdles
1. Josh Graham, Etowah; 43.44
7. Greyson Simpson, Ashville; 47.53
9. Joey Colley, Ashville; 48.66
10. Martez Williams, Ashville; 48.94
Boys 4×100-meter relay
3. Etowah A team of Corey Duncan, Omarian Finch, Josh Graham and L.J. Mostella; 45.78
Boys 4×400-meter relay
1. Ashville A team of Kanyon White, Greyson Simpson, Wyatt Knight and Travis Smith; 3:50.50
Boys 4×800-meter relay
1. Ashville A team of Wyatt Knight, Clayton Knight, Joe Stevens and Ashton Vann; 8:51.64
Boys high jump
5. Kodie Bogle, Gaston ; 5-02.00
5. Parker Smith, Ashville; 5-02.00
Boys pole vault
3. Garret Spears, Ashville; 9-00.00
3. Carter Jones, Ashville; 9-00.00
3. Greyson Simpson, Ashville; 9-00.00
Boys long jump
8. Trent Bothwell, Etowah; 17-10.00
Boys triple jump
3. Greyson Simpson, Ashville; 37-07.00
5. Michael Bostick, Etowah; 36-00.00
6. Xavier Bothwell, Ashville; 34-09.00
Boys shot put
3. Jacob Sanford, Etowah; 39-07.00
Boys discus
3. Bear Stevens, Etowah; 106-06
Boys javelin
1. Kodie Bogle, Gaston; 139-03
8. Garrett Gibbs, Etowah; 116-04
9. Bear Stevens, Etowah; 116-01

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