Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

March 31, 2014 

Two Wildcats win at J.J. Knox Invitational

Led by Lilly Price’s victory in the girls’ 3200 meters (11:25.81) and Lyin Battle’s winning throw (144-6) with the discus, the East Chapel Hill girls’ and boys’ track and field teams finished 10th and fourth, respectively, in last Saturday’s J.J. Knox Invitational at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane.

Chapel Hill, paced by Colin Vilen’s runnerup finish (9:46.72) in the 3200 and fourth place (4:30.72) in the 1600, took seventh place in the boys’ standings. Kiara Dean got third in the 100 hurdles (16.28) to help the girls finish 11th.

Battle also got one of East’s seven other top-five finishes with his fourth place (44-7) in the shot put. Other top finishers included: Eddy Vandy in fourth in the 100 (11.51), 200 meters (23.35) and 400 meters (51.78); Connor MacDonald in fourth (9:52.43) and Ethan Ready in fifth (9:52.81) in the 3200 meters; and a fifth place for the 4x400 relay team.

CHHS had nine top-five finishes, including a fourth in the girls’ 4x100 and fifth in the boys’ 4x100. Albert Nyamayaro took second place in the high jump (5-8), while Marija Crook was fourth (11:45.25) in the girls’ 3200, Jecori Owens Shuler third in the boys’ discus (123-4) and Daniel Margolis fifth in the pole vault (9-6).

Hoffer almost breaks his own Naval Academy record

Former East Chapel Hill High School All-American Luke Hoffer took 21st nationally in the 200 breaststroke Saturday at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship in Austin, Texas. His time of 1:55.19 was the second-fastest clocking in the event in Navy history behind his own record of 1:54.31.

The Midshipmen placed 31st at this year’s national meet with 12 points – ahead of such programs as Wisconsin (10 points), North Carolina (7) and Harvard (4).

Scott completes second year with Guilford basketball varsity

Guilford College sophomore Lila Scott of Carrboro, an alumna of Chapel Hill High School’s girls basketball team, recently completed her second season with the Quakers’ basketball program (21-7).

Scott, a 5-8 guard, played in all 28 of the Quakers’ contests this season as one of the first guards off the bench. She averaged 3.9 points and 0.5 assists per game. Scott ranked second on the team and third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in three-point field-goal percentage. She posted 10 or more points in three games. She scored a career-high 14 points Jan. 14 against Hollins University, thanks to 75 percent shooting from behind the arc.

Blackburn jumps for Middlebury at Nazarene

Middlebury College rookie Hannah Blackburn of Chapel Hill recorded three top-five efforts last weekend as the Panthers’ track and field teams concluded their annual spring trip by taking part in the Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational. Blackburn placed fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.01 seconds), while leaping to third in both the long jump (17 feet, 7.5 inches) and the triple jump (35 feet, 2 inches).

W.E. Warnock: chnsports@nando.com

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