Track teams take sixth in regional

MONROE — The Ashe County men’s and women’s track teams took part in the 2A Midwest Regional at Monroe High School on Saturday.

Both Husky squads finished in sixth place overall out of 22 teams.

While nobody won an individual event, Ashe did have five podium finishes and 12 finishes inside the top five.

For the women, their top finish of the day came from Jada Nichols who took third in the pole vault that cleared eight feet even. Chloe Sullivan finished fourth in the pole vault matching the same distance.

Savannah Cary finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.26 seconds. She also placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, five inches.

In the women’s two-mile run, Margot Mattix was in fifth place with a time of 13:13.

For the men, Andrew Tedder and Nick Lanfranchi each had runner-up finishes to represent the top finish of the day for Ashe. Tedder placed second in the two-mile event with a time of 10:21. Lanfranchi had a strong run in the 300-meter hurdles with a finishing time of 42.87 seconds.

In the men’s pole vault, Tyler Church was third, clearing 10 feet, six inches.

Alex Richardson was fifth in the discus with a throw of 123 feet, 11 inches.

In relay events, the men’s 4×800 team of Tedder, Gareth Berry, Terek Ashley and Tafton Baker finished second overall in 8:37.

The final top-five mark of the day went to Victor Melo who grabbed fifth place in the men’s 400-meter dash in 52.99 seconds.

Complete Ashe results

Women’s 400-meter dash: Brooklyn Roten (seventh), Kaitlyn Jordan (10th).

Women’s 800-meter run: Madison Warner (10th).

Women’s 3200-meter run: Margot Mattix (fifth), Olivia Randolph (10th).

Women’s 100-meter hurdles: Savannah Cary (fourth).

Women’s high jump: Bella Potter (sixth).

Women’s long jump: Cary (fifth), Chloe Sullivan (15th).

Women’s triple jump: Cary (seventh).

Women’s pole vault: Jada Nichols (third), Sullivan (fourth).

Men’s 400-meter dash: Victor Melo (fifth), Riley Richardson (eighth).

Men’s 800-meter run: Terek Ashley (seventh).

Men’s 3200-meter run: Andrew Tedder (second), Tafton Baker (seventh).

Men’s 300-meter hurdles: Nick Lanfranchi (second).

Men’s high jump: Sam Hudler (eighth).

Men’s pole vault: Tyler Church (third).

Men’s discus: Alex Richardson (fifth), Luis Ramos (10th).

Men’s shot put: Richardson (ninth), Ramos (11th).

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

By Nathan Ham

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