The Patrick County High School track team kicked of the 2016 outdoor season at the North Stokes Invitational Saturday.
“Overall, we were pleased with our team’s performance at the meet on Saturday, especially considering the cold, wet, and windy conditions,” said Coach Danel Slaydon. “It was one of the most successful opening meets we have had in a few years, and we are excited to continue to watch our athletes progress.”
Lexy Carico started the day off for the Cougars with a big win in the discus. AK Scruggs added solid a fifth place finish, and together they raked in 14 points for the girls’ team.
Amber Triplett had a very strong return to the track, taking fourth place in both the 100 and 200m. Autumn Hubbard was fourth in the 400, followed closely by freshman Lindsey Marshall. Emma Hubbard was third in 800.
On the boys’ side, points came from Ethan Gilbert (fifth in the 800) and Juan Cisneros (fourth in the mile).
While we had several solid individual performances, it was the day of the relays for the Cougars. The girls’ 4x800m team (Sydnee Burnett, Macie Rogers, Hannah Roberson, Emma Hubbard) fought hard from the gun and came away with first place.
The boys’ quartet of Tommy Pauley, Juan Cisneros, Zach Montgomery and Ethan Gilbert were third in the same event.
The girls’ 4x200m team (Lindsey Marshall, Armonte Carter, Autumn Hubbard, Amber Triplett) was second, and the 4x400m team (Armonte Carter, Macie Rogers, Armonte Carter, Emma Hubbard) took third place.
Out of the 14 teams in attendance, the girls placed fourth overall.
The Cougars will be back on the track Wednesday (today) as they host the first Piedmont District meet of the season. Field events will start at 4:30 p.m., and track events kick off at 5 p.m. The Cougars welcome and encourage the community to come out to support the athletes and enjoy some great competition.
Lexy Carico (center) winner of the discus at North Stokes Invitational