Track State Championship Results
On June 26, LNC sent several track athletes to the 2A state championship. Congratulations to all the athletes on a season well done even in spite of the challenges this year has brought.
LNC’s women’s team finished in 7th place (only 4 points out of 4th place) and our men were state runners-up, finishing second place. Unbelievably, the second place finish was earned with just TWO athletes competing.
In all, LNC sent 8 athletes (2 men and 6 women) to the state meet where they competed in 11 events.
- ALL 11 races/relays placed in the top 7 which means they all scored points
- 10 of the 11 events had our athletes/relays place in the top 4 (receiving medals and being named ALL-STATE)
- 7 of the 11 events had our athletes as STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
Moreover, many of our athletes ran either season or personal bests on the biggest stage of the year. Below is a recap of our day.
---The women’s 4x800 relay (Megan Wozniak, Jenna Peterson, Megan Rinehardt, Lily Yampolsky) started the day off with a new seasonal best time and ran to a 2nd place finish and claiming 2A State Runners-Up
---The women’s 4x400 relay (Megan Wozniak, Jenna Peterson, Sasha Bernard, Lily Yampolsky) were the last event for us on the day and ran to a 7th place finish and just off their best time of the season.
---Lily Yampolsky took 3rd place in the girls 800 meter and was named ALL-STATE.
---Ryan Selden was ALL-STATE in both the 100 meter and 200 meter where she ran new personal best times in both events. Ryan came out of lane 8 in the 100 meter to claim 1st place and become STATE CHAMPION!!!!! She ran later in the day in the 200 meter and finished in 4th place.
---Grant Howlett ran two very smart races in the 800 and 1600 meter. When he crossed the finish line, he was named STATE CHAMPION in BOTH events.
---Blaise Atkinson once again competed in four events and just like the conference and regional championship, he finished in 1st place in ALL four events and is STATE CHAMPION in the 110 hurdles, 100 meter, 300 hurdles and 200 meter.
In summary, our two male athletes competed in 6 total events and took 1st place in ALL six events (STATE CHAMPS in all events).
At the conclusion of the meet, Grant Howlett was named 2A Boys Sportsmanship Athlete of the year AND Blaise Atkinson was named 2A Boys MVP. Please see the recent story in the Lake Noman Citizen on Blaise - https://www.lakenormanpublications.com/articles/lncs-atkinson-looks-to-keep-gold-streak-alive/