North Lincoln High, as it did in completion, dominated the Western Foothills 3A track and field awards.
Conference head coaches voted on the awards, tabbing North Lincoln coach Jerry Castro – who guides both Knights team – as coach of the year in girls and boys.
Hickory led the boys’ tennis awards.
Girls Track and Field
North Lincoln won 10 of 18 events in the conference girls’ championships and finished 106
points in front of second-place North Iredell.
The Knights’ won girls’ Runner of the Year (Cara Castro) and Field Event Athlete of the Year (Chloe Soorus) while West Iredell’s Alaya Gillespie, who won a state title in 2A and had two other top 8 finishes, was named Track Athlete of the Year.
Boys Track and Field
North Lincoln had nine winners in the conference meet, where is outscored Hickory 192-121.5.
Coaches picked Stephen Fernetti of North Lincoln as the Runner of the Year, North Iredell’s John Jackson as Field Eventr Athlete of the Year and Dontae Baker of Hickory as Track Athlete of the Year.
Fernetti starred in the 1,600 for the Knights while Jackson was long jump champion and sparked the Raiders’ 800 relay team.
Baker was the league’s 100 and 200 champion.
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Hickory went unbeaten and won a conference title at 6-0, finishing one match ahead of St. Stephens.
Griffin Lovern of Hickory was selected Player of the Year and Coach of the Year went to Patrick Smith of St. Stephens.
The Red Tornadoes won a West 3A dual-team title then lost to Carrboro in the state 3A championship match.
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