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War Eagle track teams take second

The Davie track teams went on the road for the first time this season, May 19, as they battled West Forsyth and Glenn in Clemmons. The War Eagle boys and girls each placed second to West while Glenn was third in both divisions.

For the girls, sophomore Gracie Wilson led the way with a victory in the discus with a throw of 84-1. Monica long (72-9) and Krystal Davis (63-7) placed third and fifth, respectively. In the shot put, Long (31-9) and Wilson (27-0) placed second and third. Jaylon Clement continued her excellent freshman season by winning the 200 meters in 28.04 and placing second in the 100 meters (12.74) and the long jump (15-7). Also scoring by placing in the top four in their events were Maggie King in the high jump (4-0) and Logan White in the 300 hurdles (1:03.1).

In the distance events, Riley Almond placed fourth in the 1600 in 5:48 while newcomer Katie Shupe broke the six-minute barrier with a seventh-place time of 5:58. Lexi Kulis claimed fourth in the 800 in 2:39 while Gracie Spicer (2:41) and Jordyn Cassada (2:55) grabbed sixth and seventh.

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The Davie boys were strong in the field events as usual. Spencer Williams easily bested the field in the discus (173-1) and shot put (59-7). Palmer Williams claimed second in the discus (116-6) and fourth in the shot (35-0). Ivan Poag cleared 6-0 to win the high jump over teammate CJ Phelps (5-6). Poag claimed top honors in the triple jump (42-0) and was second in the long jump (18-8.5). Bryson Robinson was fourth in the long jump (17-9.5) and Austin Kiser cleared 9-0 to grab the second spot in the pole vault.

Sophomore Sam Rosser ran to a personal best with his second-place showing in the 400 (53.74) and came back to place fourth in the 200 (24.24). JT Allen easily won the 110 hurdles in 15.54 as Khomauri Wilson placed third (17.14). Ian Boger (49.24) and Austin Boswell (51.84) finished second and third in the 300 hurdles.

The boys’ distance races produced high drama and a slew of personal-record times. In the 1600, Caleb Young smashed his previous best time of 4:47 with a second place clocking of 4:35 as he battled West’s conference cross country champion Jackson Nichols to the finish.  Sophomore Owen Sulecki knocked an astounding 16 seconds off of his previous best as he placed third in 4:36. Andrew Brown improved on his personal best by eight seconds with his fifth-place time of 4:38. Cole Swade’s seventh-place showing of 4:52 was a three-second PR.

At 800 meters, Nate Brooks was third in a personal-best time of 2:06. Reece Yount (2:09) and Cooper White (2:13) also had personal-best marks.

“We accomplished everything we needed at this meet,” said coach Rob Raisbeck. “With only six days before the CPC meet May 25, we wanted to stay sharp and see where we were from a conditioning standpoint. We pulled out of some events late to make sure we stay fresh. Just about every athlete that competed for us did exactly what we wanted in terms of performance. I think we are ready to turn in some strong performances at conference.“