Lady Wildcats win conference track meet

By: By David Johnson - Sports Writer

The Hobbton Wildcats’ lady track team won the Carolina 1A conference track meet last week at Princeton High School. The Hobbton boys came in third; however, they have the number one 4×400 relay team in the state.

Hobbton’s girls’ team amassed 143 total points in the championship. Lakewood was second with 140.5 points. On the boys’ side, Hobbton and Lakewood were third and fourth, respectively.

In the girls’ 100-meter dash, Lakewood’s Rodrema Anderson placed fourth. Princeton took top honors. In the girls’ 200-meter dash Princeton again took top honors. Hobbton’s India Alston was third and Lakewood’s Anderson was fifth.

In the 400-meter dash, Rosewood got top honors. Hobbton’s Alston was a close second, one second behind the winner. In the 800-meter run, Adriana Montes of Hobbton was first. Jana Hunter from Lakewood was second in the 1600-meter run.

Princeton was first in the 100-meter hurdles with Lakewood’s Madison Brantley coming in fourth and Kierra Howard was fifth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Hobbton’s Lakelyn Bass was first and Janet Thompson was second.

Lakewood’s 4×100 relay was first with the team: Lorin Sessoms, NiDaria Powell, Nadia Fredrick and Rodrema Anderson. Hobbton’s team of Shalaya Bell, Adriana Montes and MarTichia Parker were fourth.

In the 4×200 relay, Lakewood’s team of Lorin Sessoms, Malaysia Sellers, Alexis Sessoms and Fredrick came in third. Gabriel Palmer, Krystal Martinez, Shalaya Bell and Denisse Sada of Hobbton came in fourth.

Hobbton’s 4×800 relay team of Alston, Montes, Yocelyn Rivera and Thompson came in first. Lakewood placed fourth with Alexis Sessoms, Fredrick, Hunter and Lorin Sessoms. Hobbton’s 4×800 relay team of Montes, Alston, Rivera, and Sada came in first. Lakewood was fourth with team of Mya McGilvary, Hunter, Zamaya Lee and Rachael Comer.

Janet Thompson of Hobbton was second in the pole vault with a height of 7 feet. Lakelyn Bass was first in the girls’ long jump at 16 feet, 8 inches. Lakewood’s Kierra Howard was fifth.

Bass of Hobbton picked the honors in the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet, 5 inches. Janet Thompson, also of Hobbton, was third with a jump of 30 ft 2.5 inches.

In the girls’ shot put, Nina Devone cleaned with a 3 foot advantage over second place with a throw of 37 ft, 3 inches. Yasmin Padilla of Lakewood finished fifth. Devone also was first in the discus. Lakewood’s Padilla was sixth.


Josh Polk was first in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11 seconds. Polk also sprinted to first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.21 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, Rosewood got first. Hobbton’s Raekwon Bryant and Montrell Parker picked up second and third, respectively.

In the 800-meter run, Victor Aguirre of Hobbton was second and Sean Silcott of Hobbton was fourth.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Lakewood’s Harold Faison was fifth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Lakewood’s Taureon Owens as fifth.

Lakewood’s 4×100 relay took top honors with the team of Akili Underwood, Shemar Tucker, Carsell Bennett and Quamaine Williams. Hobbton’s team of Luis Gonzales, Nyreke Peters, Zach Edge and Sergio Lira took fifth. In the 4×200, Lakewood took third and Hobbton came in fifth.

Hobbton took the 4×400 relay with Aguirre, Polk, Parker and Bryant running. Hobbton came in second in the 4×800.

In the boys’ high jump, Lakewood’s Bennett and Williams finished second and third, respectively. Williams won the boys’ long jump with a jump of 19 ft, 10 inches. Hobbton’s Bryant was fourth at 18 feet, 7 inches.

Hobbton’s Sergio Lira won the discus.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer