Viking Girls Finish First in Tri-Meet
The Viking girls' track team had another strong showing in a tri-meet versus South Johnston and Anson County at Union Pines Wednesday. Many regional qualifying marks were set by Viking athletes, as well as a few school records.
Union Pines finished first in the event with 100 points. Anson finished second with 51 and South Johnston came in third with 32.
The Vikings' Bryana Bessa had a big day.
She achieved her goal of breaking the school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.74. The time was also good enough to qualify for the regionals. Bessa finished first in the long jump with a regional qualifying leap of 16-3 1/2 and was a member of the winning 800-meter relay team. She also met a regional qualifying time with her second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles.
Leanne Ferrell was another Viking that excelled at the meet. She set a new school record in the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:32, breaking her own mark by three seconds. She also met a regional qualifying mark in her first-place finishes in the 800 and 3,200-meter run.
In the 100 dash, Danielle Bryant's second-place time of 12:40 was good enough to meet the regional qualifying mark. The Vikings finished first in the 3,200 relay and won the 400 relay with a regional qualifying time.
Union Pines dominated in the field events. The Vikings grabbed the first four places in the discus. Kira Fairley, Tiffany Dowdy, Deangela Kelly and Ebony Cook all had tosses that met regional qualifications.
Kelly finished first in the triple jump where she qualified for the regionals in the event. Fairley coupled her discus win with a first-place regional qualifying mark in the shot put. January Spencer won the high jump for the Vikings.
Union Pines will be back in action Thursday at Triton High.
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