Wildcat track performance improving every week
Sampson Bradsher qualifies for state competition
David Johnson Sports Writer
Hobbton High School’s Winter Track season is well underway. Although the title is Indoor Track, the events are held outside on an approved track.
Hobbton track coach, Jeff Klaves said recently, “I am pleased to announce that the team is improving week to week and Hobbton has qualified one athlete, Sampson Brasher, for the NCHSAA Indoor Track Championships to be held Saturday, February 8 in Winston Salem.”
Coach Klaves continued, “The Women’s Indoor Track and Field team is young and eager to improve. The season has been an eye-opening experience and I look forward to seeing how the will respond to the level of competition around them.”
“The Men’s Indoor Track and Field team has a core of upper classmen who lead by example every day at practice. From a coach’s standpoint, it is refreshing to be around a group that is not only concerned with improving themselves but pushing the younger athletes to make the team better,” Klaves said.
Bradsher has automatically qualified for the state meet. His other feats are that he hit the auto mark in back to back meets; he placed second overall for the 1A/2A classification; and he was fifth overall in the outdoor championships last year.
In the first meet at Rosewood, Bradsher placed first in the shot-put with a distance of 40 feet. Wildcat Jamison Dunn was third in the 55 M dash with a time of 7.1. Dunn also placed second in the long jump with a distance of 16 ft, 7 inches.
Hobbton’s Cesar Castillo placed third in the 1600 M with a time of 5:37. Wildcat Elvie Sumner placed third in the women’s 1600 M with a time of 7:07.
In the 4x800 M the Hobbton women placed third with a time of 14:39. Individual times were: Kimberly Mungia, 3:18; Chenise Davis, 3:17; Lyric Davis, 4:02 and Rebecca Hunter, 4:02.
In the second meet at Lakewood, Bradsher place first in the shot-put with a distance of 42 ft, 6.5 inches. Dunn placed first in the 55 M dash with a time of 6.7 seconds. C. J. Collins placed second in the 55 M dash at 6.9 seconds.
Bryan Parker placed second in the 500 M dash with a time of 1:31. Castillo placed second in the 1000 M run in 3:21. The men’s 4x800 meter run placed third with a time of 10:44. Individual times were: Castillo, 2:29; Justin Davis, 2:46; Abraheem Alwahishi, 2:42; and Antonio Caamano, 2:47. The 4x400 relay also placed third with a time of 4:26. Individual times were: Castillo, 65 seconds; Alwahishi, 66 seconds; Collins, 70 seconds and Bradsher, 75 seconds.
In the third meet at Princeton, Bradsher placed first with the shot-put at 4o ft, 5.5 inches. Dunn was second in the 55 M dash with a time of 6.9 and second in the long jump with a distance of 16 ft, 11 inches. Castillo placed third int he 1000 M with a time of 3:25.
In the women’s competition, Davis placed third in the 500 M dash with a time of 1:48.
The fourth meet was held at Rosewood. Bradsher place first in the shot-put with a distance of 44 ft, 10.5 inches and first in the 55 M dash with a time of 6.9. Dunn placed second in the long jump - 17 ft, 1 inch and second in the 55 M dash at 7.1 and second in the 300 M dash at 44.4. Collins placed third in the 55 M dash at 7.4.
Alex Moullet placed third in the long jump with a distance of 16 ft, 3 inches. Johnny Ramos place third in the 500 M dash with a time of 1:30. They placed third in the men’s 4x400 relay.
For the women, Ashley Hinterleiter placed second in the 1000 M run with a time of 3:49 and Sumner place third in the 1600 M run with a time of 7:13.
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