SL's Stroud pulls double duty on track and softball field

SL's Stroud pulls double duty on track and softball field

South Lenoir’s Sara Beth Stroud won the 100-meter dash race at her school’s meet before rushing to Greene Central to compete in the Blue Devils’ 7-1 victory Wednesday. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News

DEEP RUN — South Lenoir’s Sara Beth Stroud had a bit of a dilemma Wednesday.

Stroud had a solid game for the Blue Devils in their 7-1 road victory over Greene Central, hitting a two-run triple in the top of the second to extend the lead to 5-1 . Fielding-wise, the junior didn’t have an error in five chances, adding four assists.

The dilemma came earlier in the day, where Stroud was slated to run the 100-meter dash for the Blue Devils. The meet with South Lenoir, North Lenoir and Kinston took place at her home school, making time essential with a trip to Greene Central 38 minutes away, according to Google Maps.

The meet also started a bit late and while Stroud won the 100-meter race with a time of 12.74, the focus shifted to making it in time for a pivotal Eastern Carolina 2A matchup with the Rams.

“I was hustling, trying to make it back in time,” Stroud said. “Coach (Lisa) Smith told me I needed to be here at 5 p.m. (for the 6 p.m. game start). I just made it, and got ready to play.”

Kevin Stroud, Sara’s father, said the meet was set to start at 3:30 p.m. and when it was delayed a bit, there was a stronger effort to keep the event rolling.

“We were trying to rush through some of the events as fast as we could,” Stroud said. “We had parents running out to the field to help move the hurdles on the track to get everything ready, and after her race we jumped in the car and headed this way.”

Smith said she had no issue with Stroud participating in both sports and said it didn’t affect her much in the softball game as South Lenoir clinched a share of second place in the division.

“She made it in time and warmed up pretty well, so everything worked out fine,” Smith said.

Here are the results from Wednesday’s meet:

BOYS

Kinston 85, South Lenoir 51, North Lenoir 29

Shot Put

Kaceion Williams (K) 45-4, Nautica Jones (K) 45-1, Jamari Powell (K) 44-8

Discus

Kaceion Williams (K) 122-9, Tavon Tice (K) 107-0, Jarrett Kennedy (SL) 99-0

Long Jump

Jayden Carr (SL) 18-11.5, Matias Blount (SL) 18-9, Will London (K) 18-2

Triple Jump

Niejel Wilkins (K) 42-1.5, Mechaelin Davis (K) 36-9

High Jump

De’shaun Kee (NL) 5-10, Takahri Evans (K) 5-8, McKade Cates (SL) 5-8

3,200-meter relay

South Lenoir 8:56, Kinston 8:59, North Lenoir 10:51

110 Meter Hurdles

Keisen Arnold (K) 18.66, H. Bagwell (NL) 20.55, Khalil Mason (SL) 22.00

100 Meter Dash

Isaya Brooks (SL) 11.38, Rakeem Powe-Stanley (K) 11.76, S. Grant (NL) 11.78

4x200 Meter Relay

South Lenoir 1:37, Kinston 1:39, North Lenoir 1:40

1600 Meter Run

Ethan Garris (SL) 5:01, Bryan Zeagler (SL) 5:06, Ian Ireland (SL) 5:21

4x100 Meter Relay

Kinston 45.73, South Lenoir 47.74, North Lenoir 47.94

400 Meter Dash

Emmanuel Fisher (K) 54.18, Shiqwaun Dixon 55.90, Johnathan Haddock (SL) 56.74

300 Meter Hurdles

Niejel Wilkins (K) 43.58, Keisen Arnold (K) 45.46, Khalil Mason (SL) 48.05

800 Meter Run

Ethan Garris (SL) 2:13, Khadafiahn Turner (K) 2:14, Shykel Harvey-Grady (K) 2:19

200 Meter Dash

Rakeem Powe-Stanley (K) 23.56, Matias Blount (SL) 23.74, S. Grant (NL) 24.00

3200 Meter Run

Ian Ireland (SL) 11:51, Bryan Zeagler (SL) 11:58, Westley Penny (NL) 13:08

4x400 Meter Relay

Kinston 3:47, South Lenoir 3:55, North Lenoir 4:02

GIRLS

Kinston 85, South Lenoir 68, North Lenoir 18

Shot Put

Anzaryia Cobb (K) 32-2, Kanijah Taylor (NL) 31-4, Jakayah Summers (K) 29-7

Discus

Kanijah Taylor (NL) 105-8, Kenya Forbes (K) 78-8, Verlena Foster (SL) 68-7

Long Jump

Comya Baker (K) 13-9.25, Jaynaia Hill (NL) 13-9, Naziah LaPorte (SL) 12-5.5

Triple Jump

Mekaylind Kilpatrick (K) 32-2, Comya Baker (K) 27-11

High Jump

Comya Baker (K) 4-7, Taniejah Mitchell (SL) 4-6, Alena Rivers (K) 4-4

4x800 Meter Relay

South Lenoir 11:30, Kinston 14:06

100 Meter Hurdles

Tonyea Lathan (K) 19.75, E. Debil (K) 21.03, Ka’Nyah Baker (K) 21.30

100 Meter Dash

Sara Beth Stroud (SL) 12.74, Lesley Sutton (K) 13.16, K. Sutton (NL) 13.56

4x200 Meter Relay

Kinston 1:54

1600 Meter Run

Marina Castillo (SL) 6:18, Nathalie Ayala (SL) 6:45, Avery Taylor (SL) 8:07

4x100 Meter Relay

North Lenoir 56.59, Kinston 59.18

400 Meter Dash

Lesley Sutton (K) 1:06, Mekaylind Kilpatrick (K) 1:09, Comya Baker (K) 1:12

300 Meter Hurdles

B. Mahone (NL) 54.72, Tonyea Lathan (K) 59.21, Doriana Hill (K) 1:02.73

800 Meter Run

Alyssa Kopanski (SL) 2:42, Toni Foster (SL) 2:53, Marina Castillo (SL) 2:54

200 Meter Dash

Lesley Sutton (K) 27.28, Mekaylind Kilpatrick (K) 28.66, K. Sutton (NL) 28.76

3200 Meter Run

Marina Castillo (SL) 14:03, Nathalie Ayala (SL) 15:51, Avery Taylor (SL) 20:43

4x400 Meter Relay

Kinston 5:32

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