Auburn’s boys’ track team dominated the 1A/2A competition last week enroute to the 2017 state indoor title.
Auburn tallied 74 points to slip by second place Prince Edward County with 69 and Maggie Walker in third at 59. This was Auburn’s first indoor title.
Auburn’s 3,200-meter relay team shattered the state record. The team of Nolan Harris, Hunter Carter, Richie Romo and Tyler Wilson set a new mark of 8:26.32, 17 seconds better than the old record.
Auburn trailed Prince Edward by eight points going into the final two events. Nolan Harris provided the margin needed as he dominated the 1,600 (he also won the 3,200) to bring home an individual title, but it took the final event to secure the team title as the school’s 1,600 relay team would finish third to hold on for the overall championship.
Auburn’s Tyler Wilson was second in the 1,600. Calib Hallinan wont the 1,000 and set a new state record in the event with a time of 2:39.36. He also finished fourth in the 1,600.
Brandon Turman finished fourth in the pole vault with a 10-0 mark. Teammate Lukas Matthews was sixth.
The Auburn girls’ team finished sixth with 32 points. Maggie Walker won the girls competition with 132.5 points almost doubling up second place Wilson Memorial.
Leah Earnest would continue her claim to the best shot putter in the lower ranks with a thrown of 41-5 1/4 for a first place finish.