DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Woodlawn boys varsity track and field team upset defending 1A/2A state champions Victory Christian by a narrow margin to take the SPAA Conference title on a beautiful afternoon at Alumni Track and Field on the Woodlawn campus. Our boys were led by outstanding performances from three seniors: Jake Johnson (1st in 100m, 200m, long jump and 2nd in 400m), Quinn Schneider (1st in 800m, 1600m, 3200m), and Zach Lorch (1st in pole vault, 300m hurdles and 2nd in 110m hurdles). The boys scored a total of 90 points to win the meet, followed by Victory Christian (82), Hickory Christian (65), University Christian (9), and Christ the King Catholic (4).
The Woodlawn girls also displayed some exceptional performances, earning their third straight SPAA Conference Runner-Up trophy. University Christian took the team honors, based primarily on their dominance in the distance and jumping events. Sophomore Megan Dailey (1st in 100m, 200m and 2nd in long jump) and 8th grader Natalie Boyle (2nd in long jump, 100m hurdles and 3rd in 300m hurdles) were the top scorers for the Trailblazers. Final team standings for the girls were University Christian (96), Woodlawn (64), Victory Christian (61), and Hickory Christian (12).
Woodlawn athletes now turn their attention to the NCISAA 1A/2A state championship, which will be held at Campbell University on May 19-20. The Trailblazers set a new standard this season by qualifying 8 boys and 8 girls for the state championship, and they hope to surpass last year's state meet scoring effort of 20 points (boys) and 15.5 points (girls). Listed below are the Woodlawn state qualifiers, along with their 1A/2A state rankings where applicable:
Matt Childers - Discus
Jake Johnson - 100m (#5), 200m (#2), 400m (#4), Long Jump (#3), Triple Jump
Zachery Lorch - 110m hurdles (#9), 300m hurdles (#5), Pole Vault (#3)
Quinn Schneider - 800m (#3), 1600m (#1), 3200m (#1)
Tripp Berini - 800m, 1600m
Jack Hager - 100m
Ethan Mason - 400m
RJ Klein - 400m
Zoe Milburn - 400m, 800m
Megan Dailey - 100m (#7), 200m (#10), Long Jump (#4)
Ally Fleming - 400m
Hadley Zucker - Pole Vault (#1)
Madison Berini - 400m, Long Jump (#10)
Natalie Boyle - 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 400m, High Jump (#4)
Carmen Lolla - 100m, 200m
Gabby Polsky - Shot Put, Discus (#5)
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.