The West Wilkes boys finished first and the Blackhawk girls took second in a quad-team meet Thursday in Millers Creek.

The West boys compiled 121 points and outdistanced Ashe County’s 104.5. North Wilkes was third with 33.5 and Alleghany had 2 points in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Athletic Conference meet.

West’s Hunter Wayne won the 400-meter (53.38 seconds) and 800-meter (2:21.32) runs and ran a leg on the winning (4:02.04) 4x400 meter relay, along with Derik Kinkopf, Dawson Osborne and Jakadon Larrimore.

Other West boy winners were Samuel Lewczyk (pole vault, 8-0), Austin Triplette (3,200 meters, 10:07.19), Andrew Dyer (shot put, 41-7) and William Gregory (discus, 121-10).

North’s Braeden Foster won the 1,600-meter run in 5:17.6 and teammate Mason Faw won the high jump at 5-7.

The Blackhawk girls (79) finished runner-up to Ashe County (134). They were followed in the team standings by North Wilkes (36) and Alleghany (11).

Among the girls, West’s Ju’Mizhia Sanders won the 100-meter (17.65) and 300-meter (49.93) hurdles and ran a leg on the winning 4x200 relay (1:56.9, along with Kyley Brindle, Payton Grose and Faith Brown). West’s 4x100 relay (Brown, Kennedy Collins, Libby Harbour and Grose, 56:28) was also victorious.

North’s Brooke Settle won the 800 meters (2:39.25) and 1,600 meters (6:00.98) while teammate Shelby Roal took first in the shot put (32-11).

Central boys shine at Starmount

The Wilkes Central boys were the runaway winners in a quad-team MVAC meet Thursday in Boonville.

The Eagle boys finished with 96 points, almost doubling up host Starmount’s 50. East Wilkes had 25, followed by Elkin with 22.

Finishing first for Central in individual events were Terry Hayes (high jump, 5-8, and 200 meters, 24.2), Anthony Graham (100 meters, 11.9, and long jump, 18-4), Kamen Smith (shot put, 37-9), Carlos Reyes-Martin (400 meters, 59.6) and Cory Bonner (pole vault, 8-0).

East’s Riley Cannon won the discus (87-5), as did teammate Eric Adams in the 300 hurdles (48.2).

Central’s girls were edged by Starmount, 77-73. East had 23 points and Elkin had 6.

Eagle girls who were first in individual events were Jayla Smoker (long jump, 14-1, and 100 meters, 13.9), Faith Reeves (1,600 meters, 7:00), Adia McCurdy (shot put, 27-4), Abigail Tully (pole vault, 10-1) and Olevia Ringwood (200 meters, 31.5).

East’s Lilly Adams won the high jump by clearing 4-8.

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