Yancey Teams Do Well In TRC Track & Field Finals 5-5-14
Yancey County played host to the Toe River Conference Track and Field Championships last week where girls and boys teams from Avery, Bowman, Cranberry, Cane River, East Yancey and Harris Middle schools battled for top spots in the league’s final competition of the season at Heritage High School.
The East Yancey boys continued their domination of the TRC by out pointing second place Harris 166 to 99 to capture another boys title. The Panthers were winners in the shot put, discus, triple jump, high jump, long jump and the 100, 200 and 400 meter races to capture first place and keep their string of titles in football, basketball, baseball and track and field alive for 2014.
Harris won the 800 and 1600 meter races and finished first in the 100 meter hurdles for their second place finish while Avery Middle finished third with titles in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay races.
The Cane River boys scored 31 points with second place finishes in the 100 and 200 meter dash and a third place finish in the long jump while Bowman was fifth with 22 points and Cranberry took 6th with 5 points.
In the girls competition Harris slipped by East Yancey 133 to 123 to win the championship trophy. Harris dominated the track events finishing first in the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 meter runs as well as the 4x100 relay race while East was gold in the field events with titles in the shot, discus and triple jump while also winning the 100 meter hurdle race.
Cane River was not far off the pace. The Lady Rebels scored 90 points to finish third, taking first in the long jump and high jump competitions.
The Avery Middle girls finished 4th with 24 points followed by Cranberry with 18 and Bowman with 12.