Elizabethton boys and girls sweep Three Rivers track

Pat Kenney • Apr 29, 2013 at 9:52 AM

KINGSPORT — It was a nip-and-tuck battle all day, but the Elizabethton boys finished 1-2 in the 200 meters to earn 18 points, and the Cyclones rallied for a 152-138 win over Sullivan East in the Three Rivers Conference track and field meet at Sullivan North on Monday.The Lady Cyclones left little suspense in their event, rolling to a 206-113 victory over Happy Valley.Nikolai Simpson got the Cyclones off to a fast start with wins in both the shot put (44-5½) and discus (125-6).“My shot put was a personal best this year,” said Simpson, who was named the meet’s most outstanding male in field events. “The discus wasn’t as good, but I’m looking forward to the competition this Friday in the Times-News Relays. I think that will push me.”Katie May led the Lady Cyclones with four victories on the day. She captured the triple jump (33-7) before winning the 100-meter hurdles (17.02), the 300 hurdles (48.29) and the open 200 (27.28).May was named the meet’s most outstanding female runner. “I couldn’t have asked for a better run in the 100 hurdles,” she said. “Everything just went perfect for me.”Sullivan North’s MaKenna Smith won the long jump (15-7), finished second in the triple jump (29-5) and was fourth in the high jump (4-4) to earn most outstanding female in field events.“I’ve focused more on the long jump this season,” said Smith, a sophomore. “I have a better understanding of my steps and how to throw my feet out ahead of me.”Sullivan East’s Dalton Hudlow captured the grueling 3,200 meters in a time of 11:19.27. He placed second in both the 800 (2:07.79) and the 1,600 (4:47.93).“It was a tough triple today,” said Hudlow, named most outstanding male runner. “When we ran the 3,200 it was really hot. But overall I’m happy with the day.”Hudlow also ran a leg on the Patriots’ 4x400 relay, which finished second to Elizabethton.

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