Lady Demons take meet; boys 2nd

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Lady Demons take meet; boys 2nd

The Fike High girls track team edged archrival Hunt and Northern Nash in a tri-meet at Fike on Wednesday afternoon, while Fike’s boys finished second behind Northern Nash.

The Lady Golden Demons prevailed with 52 points, followed by Northern Nash with 49. 5 and Hunt with 45.5.

Northern Nash’s boys ruled with 76.5 points, followed by Fike (46) and Hunt (37.5).

Fike’s girls were sparked by firsts from senior Elery Williams (13 feet, 11 inches) in the long jump, Casey McPhillips in the high jump (4-4), Brianna Edwards in the pole vault (7-0), Cyani Wheeler in the 100-meter dash (12.75 seconds), the 800 relay of McPilllips, Khiya Richardson, Williams and Wheeler with a time of 1:58.38, the 400 relay of Casey Foster, Nirrya Foster, Williams and Wheeler (52.68) and Wheeler in the 200 (27.31).

Hunt’s front-runners were India Barfield in the discus (101-1), De’Naija Wilsher in the triple jump (24-8) and Madison Whitfield in the 400 (1:15).

Northern Nash recorded four first-place finishes, led by Halie Huffman with victories in the 800 and 1,600.

The shot was not contested because of field repairs and there were no entries for the 300-meter hurdles, 3,200 run and 1,600 relay.

Northern Nash set the boys pace on the strength of 10 top finishes, taking three of the four relays and getting firsts from Polensky in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Northern Nash and Hunt split the available points in the shot put.

Leading Fike with first-place finishes were Delante Hall in the long jump (19-9), Shakaun Daniels in the triple jump (41-0), Gage West in the pole vault (8-9), Caleb Schmitzer in the 1,600 (5:19) and the 800 relay of Hall, Daniels, Amir Ethridge and Sam Strickland (1:32.59).

Hunt’s Zack Farmer threw the discus a winning distance of 155-11, and the Warriors’ Marcus Medina-Artis captured the 200 in 22.87.