Madisyn Dalton won five events and placed second in another March 22 as Carroll County swept a three-team track meet with Grayson County and Galax in Hillsville.
Dalton was one of six Cavaliers to win events in the season opener, but she had by far the biggest day with five victories. Dalton finished first in the 400 meter dash (with a time of 1:11.9), first in the 200 meter dash (29.3 seconds), first in the high jump (4-feet, 8-inches), first in the long jump (14-feet, 2-inches) and first in the triple jump (30-feet, 2-inches). Dalton also placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 14.2 seconds.
Sydney Haynes had a pair of wins for the Lady Cavs as she topped the field in both the 1600 meter run (5:44) and the 800 meter run (2:40). Kristin Wheatley also won a meet title for Carroll as she placed first in the 3200 meter run with a time of 13:10. Nicole Partida brought home a second-place finish for the Cavs in the 200 meter dash with a sprint of 32.9 seconds.
Carroll County finished with 46 points to place atop the girls’ team standings. Grayson was second with 35 and Galax was third with eight points. The Cavaliers also won the boys’ team competition with a total of 56 points, nine points better than Galax (47) and 33 points more than Grayson (23).
Daniel Mitchell led the way with two victories for Carroll as he placed first in both the discus (95-feet, 1-inch) and the shot put (37-feet, 4-inches). Dylon Leonard and Connor Horton also won events for the Cavs. Leonard took home the meet title in the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.7 seconds and Horton won the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 55.3 seconds. Leonard also placed second in the long jump (15-feet, 9-inches) and third in the 100 meter dash (12.1 seconds). Horton took second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12 seconds flat and third in the 200 meter dash in 26.4 seconds.
Other Carroll boys to place were Josh Myers (second in the 1600 meter run, 5:43), Dylan Branscome (second in the 800 meter run, 2:28), Michael Sitterly (second in the discus, 91-feet, 8-inches), Justin Leagan (third in the 1600 meter run, 5:50), Wesley Perkins (third in the 3200 meter run, 13:41) and Dakota Guynn (fourth in the 3200 meter run, 13:45).