Hough, Dalton Lift Ellis Middle To Track Title
Covey Hough and Stephon Dalton dominated in the boys track & field conference meet and helped Ellis place second as a team, and Brenden Steele of North Davie was the only double winner individually in the county.
Hough, an eighth grader, won the long jump at 16 feet, six inches to complete an undefeated season. Earlier in the season, he set the school record at 18-2.
Dalton, an eighth grader, remained unbeaten in the 165 hurdles as he ran 24.03. His school-record time is 22.31. Dalton added a pair of second-place finishes (100, 200), while Hough was second in the triple jump.
David Jones, Chris Mathes, Alex Crotts and Vincent Bellomo placed second in the 1600 relay as Ellis finished second behind Asheboro.
For North Davie, which finished third as a team, Steele captured the 100 and 200. The eighth grader set a conference record in the 200 at 24.47.
North claimed two relays. Steele, Buddy White, Avery Vining and Zach Noriega won the 800, while Ricardo Mojica, White, Vining and Kyle McCune won the 1600 with a season-best time of 4:19.78.
Vining and Noriega were second in the 400 and long jump, respectively.
Chris Mayhew (discus) and Jacob Endicott (110 hurdles) paced South Davie with second-place finishes as the Tigers checked in fourth as a team.
Two relay teams – 800 and 400 – placed second, and the same foursome did it both times – Hunter Akers, Broc Barnette, Cameron Player and Brandon Hendricks …