The Hobbton Lady Wildcats track and field team finished second out of 20 schools that participated in the NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional Track Meet at Heide Trask High School in Rocky Point Saturday. They finished with 101 total points behind Pender High School’s 138.
Hobbton’s 4×800 relay team, consisting of India Alston, Adriana Montes, Yocelyn Rivera and Ashley Hinterleiter, finished in second place with a time of 10:59.44. In the men’s 4×800, Hobbton finished fifth. The team consisted of Sean Silcott, David Torres-Molina, Uriel Cruz and Kevin Ibanez. Their time was 9:27.84.
In the men’s 100-meter dash, Hobbton’s Josh Polk took first with a time of 11.09. Montrel Williams from Union was second at 11.30. Elijah McKoy, also of Union, placed fifth.
Alston of Hobbton placed second in the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.79. Hobbton’s Raekwon Bryant placed first in the men’s 400-meter dash. Janet Thompson was third in the 300-meter hurdles.
Victor Aguirre of Hobbton placed second in the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:05.29. In the men’s 200-meter dash, Josh Polk finished first with a time of 22.62. Hinterleiter finished third in the women’s 3200-meter run.
The Hobbton ladies kept up their winning ways taking the 4×400 with a time of 4:22.53, 17 seconds ahead of Franklin Academy. The team was made up of Alston, Thompson, Montes and Lakelyn Bass.
Hobbton’s Bass also placed second in the women’s high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches, first in the girls’ long jump with a distance of 15 feet, 9 inches and 31 feet, 5 inches in the triple jump. Hobbton’s Rivera placed fourth and Shalaya Bell placed fifth in the high jump. Thompson placed second in the girls’ pole vault with a jump of 6 feet, 6 inches.
Nina Devone got first in the discus with a throw of 127 feet, 8 inches, and second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 5 inches.
The Hobbton men’s 4×400 relay team came in second in part because of a dropped baton in one exchange. The team of Aguirre, Polk, Montrell Parker and Bryant finished with a time of 3:38.48.
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