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Area schools perform well in conference championship

Area schools perform well  in conference championship
May 10
09:23 2018

The Atkins Camels men’s track team was all business at the Western Piedmont 2A Conference Championships on Tuesday, May 1. They ran away with the meet, scoring 182 points, more than doubling second place finisher Forbush, who scored 87 points.

The Camels accomplished their victory by dominating the sprint events. They swept the podium in the 100 and 400 meter dashes. They also had multiple runners on the podium for the 200 and 800 meter races.

Atkins did not stop with the sprints. When it came to the relay events, they were top finishers there as well. The Camels finished first in the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400 and they 4×800 meter relays. With results like those, victory was a foregone conclusion.

The Camels were led by Jonathon Hagler, Cameron Attucks, Kaleb Ingram, Maiz Lawson and Shawn McKenzie along with a host of others.

The Carver Yellowjackets finished in fifth place with 53 points and the Walkertown Wolfpack finished in seventh place with 11 points.

On the women’s side, the Lady Falcons of Forbush High School were crowned champions, scoring 166 points. The Lady Camels of Atkins finished in second place with 111 points. Walkertown finished in sixth place with 24 points and Carver finished in seventh place with 15 points.

Aniah McManus of Atkins did all she could to help the Camels keep up with the Falcons. She finished on the podium in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes, coming in second, third and first respectively.

The ladies of Walkertown and Carver did their best as well, finishing first and second in the 4×100 meter relay.

The Atkins Camels men’s and women’s teams has become a force in the Western Piedmont conference, led by head coach Rufus Crouch. Over the last several years they have been one of the top teams in the conference for both indoor and outdoor seasons. The future looks bright for the Camels as they head into the regional and state meets this summer.

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