Three athletes from Wilkes County high schools had first-place finishes Jan. 25 at the Foothills 2A Conference indoor track championships at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Wilkes Central senior Abigail Tully won the girls pole vault with a clearance of 9’0”. She is the reigning 2A state outdoor champion.

Central sophomore Cory Bonner won the 300-meter dash with a time of 38.95 seconds. He also won the boys pole vault after clearing 8’6”.

North Wilkes senior Calvin Transeau took first in the shot put with a heave of 46’9.5”, which was almost eight feet longer than the second-place throw.

Several Eagles also turned in second-place finishes: sophomore Faith Reeves in the 1,000-meter run (3:48.84), sophomore Quinn Pyke in the 1,000 meters (3:07.35), senior Julian Martin in the long jump (17’4”) and the girls 4×800 relay team of Reeves, Ari Redies, Isabelle Curry and Jenny Espinal.

North junior Ivan Duran finished second in the 500-meter run with a clocking of 1:16.24.

The Surry Central girls and East Surry boys ran away with team titles. The Eagle girls were third and Eagle boys placed fourth.

NW1A finals

The East Wilkes boys had three first-place finishers in the Northwest 1A Conference finals, which were held concurrently with the FH2A meet.

East junior Brody Martin won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.34 seconds. Classmates Nathaniel Burchette was tops in the 55-meter hurdles (10.05) and the 500-meter run (1:21), while Hank Porter took first in the 300-meter dash after breaking the tape in 43.7.

The East boys finished second out of three teams.

The top individual finisher among East’s girls was Kali Cook, who took second in the 55-meter (8.33) and 300-meter (48.4) runs.

The Cardinal 4×200 relay team of Cook, Abby Hatley, Peyton Doby and McKenzie Harrold beat Mount Airy with a time of 2:03. East’s boys had no competition in their 4×200 relay.

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