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Carroll County will send 13 athletes to the Region IV Track and Field Championships to be held May 28 at Laurel Park High School in Martinsville.
The Cavaliers will send a baker's dozen to the regionals after 13 placed in the top six to qualify at the Southwest District Championships held May 18 at Abingdon. Carroll placed fourth as a team in both the girls' and boys' competitions.
Samantha Dalton led the way for the Lady Cavs by qualifying in four events. The Carroll freshman placed third in the 200 meter dash (30.53 seconds), fourth in the long jump (13-feet, 8.75-inches) and fifth in both the high jump (4-feet, 6-inches) and 400 meter dash (1:11).
Murphy Smith, Elise Zyvoloski, Morgan Dickens and Morgan Cain all qualified in one event each for the Cavaliers. Smith qualified by placing second in the discus with a toss of 97-feet, 6-inches, while Cain placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 73-feet, 4-inches. Zyvoloski qualified by taking second in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 13:09, while Dickens finished third in the 3,200 with a time of 13:53.
Marion won the women's championship with 177 points. Tazewell finished second with 90 points, followed by Abingdon (68), Carroll County (38), Graham (38), Grundy (24) and Richlands (6).
Austin Horton and Ryne Ayers both qualified in four different events for Carroll County. Horton placed third in three different events the 110 meter hurdles (16.38 seconds), the 300 meter hurdles (43.52 seconds) and the high jump (5-feet, 4-inches). Ayers qualified by finishing fifth in both the 110 meter hurdles (17.88 seconds and triple jump (38-feet, 2.5-inches) and sixth in the 300 meter hurdles (44.45 seconds). Ayers and Horton also teamed with Brooks Hash and Lance Canon to place third in the 4x100 meter relay race to qualify for that event as well.
Canon qualified for two other events, placing third in the 200 meter dash (23.97 seconds) and sixth in the long jump (17-feet, 11.5-inches). Meanwhile, Hash qualified with a fourth-place showing in the 100 meter dash (11.94 seconds).
Four other Cavaliers earned their ticket to the Region IV meet as Hunter Blessing, Will Warner, Justin Seagraves and Cory Jones teamed to place third in the 4x800 relay race.
As a team, Carroll placed four out of seven squads with 45 points. Abingdon took the team championship with 237 points. They were followed by Marion (115), Tazewell (54), Carroll County, Richlands (19), Graham (5) and Grundy (4).
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