Boys' Athlete of the Year: Anthony Bynum, Hopewell
Anthony Bynum not only won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the 4A West Regional, but also finished second in the 200 and fourth in the 100 at the state meet.
Bynum helped anchor the 200-meter relay team that finished second in the state meet, narrowly losing to Vance. The most exciting part is that Bynum, a junior, has another year as a Titan to get even faster.
All-Lake Norman News Boys' Track Team
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Grant Nowell, Hopewell: 100-meter dash - nearly just as fast as teammate Anthony Bynum.
Anthony Bynum, Hopewell: 200-meter dash - Won regional, 2nd at states.
Corey Silvestri, Hopewell : 400-meter run - top 10 finish at regionals.
Brandon Dunford, Hopewell: 800-meter run - third at regionals in a loaded event.
Brather Cline, East Lincoln: 1600-meter run - distance specialist on a fast team.
Josh Cox, Mooresville: 3200-meter run - 6th-place regional finish.
Tyriq Jackson, Hopewell: 110-meter hurdles - junior will be one of state's best next year.
Cody Locklear, Mooresville: 300-meter hurdles - another strong Blue Devil runner.
Isaiah Johnson, Mooresville: Long Jump - basketball star can jump on the track too.
Preston Perry, East Lincoln: Triple Jump - Mustangs' football star shines on the track.
Dylan Maloney, Lake Norman: High Jump: - top 5 finish at regionals, top 10 at states.
Marshawn Edwards, Bakary Torrence, Donte Smith, I. Johnson, Mooresville: 100-meter relay - fourth at 4A regionals.
Darius Neely, Tyjuan Hill, G. Nowell, A. Bynum, Hopewell: 200-meter relay - just behind Vance's state championship team.
Brandon Dunford, Corey Silvestri, Darius Neely, Anthony Bynu m, Hopewell: 400-meter relay - combination of speed and distance running was lethal at times.
Hunter Thomas, Derek Marsh, Greg Kielar, Brather Cline, East Lincoln: 800-meter relay - 2A regional champs.
Austin Culp, East Lincoln: Shot Put - Mustangs' running back shows his strength here too.
Evan Henderson, Hopewell: Discus - senior finishes sixth at regionals.
Kyle Shano, Mooresville: Pole Vault - seventh-place regional finish.
Girls' Athlete of the Year: Briana Brazile, North Mecklenburg
Briana Brazile can run and jump with the best of them in North Carolina. This month, she showed just how good and how versatile she can be placing placed in the top eight in four different events at both the 4A regional and state track meets. At states, Brazile finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, seventh in the 200-meter relay and eighth in the 400-meter relay.
Brazile dominated the 4A West regional meet first winning the 300-meter hurdles, finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles and the 200-meter relay race. The North Meck senior led her team to a third-place finish in the 400-meter relay.
All-Lake Norman News Girls' Track Team
Kiandra Long, East Lincoln: 100-meter dash - basketball star has major speed on track.
Mircale Campbell, South Iredell: 200-meter dash - Vikings only regional champion.
Lindsey Lang, North Meck: 400-meter run - sophomore already make waves.
Kelsie Rubino, Lake Norman: 800-meter run - major part of strong distance team.
Jenny Gallagher, Lake Norman: 1600-meter run - senior caps great career with 3rd at regionals, 11th at states.
Sabrina Heck, Lake Norman: 3200-meter run - freshman took 13th-place at region meet.
Leondra Pridgen, Mooresville: 110-meter hurdles - Co-Most Outstanding runner at Iredell meet.
Briana Brazile, North Meck: 300-meter hurdles - one of the state's best hurdlers.
Aisha Cannon, Mooresville: Long jump, triple jump - senior jumper can do it all.
Mariah Ferrer, Mooresville: High Jump - did a little bit of everything for Blue Devils.
Jasmine McClain, Kiara Bailey, Rekay White, Long, East Lincoln: 100-meter relay - 2nd-place regional finish for fast team.
Alexis Jordan, Trikeria Johnson, Brazile, Lang, North Meck: 200-meter relay - 2nd in region, 7th at states.
Alice Rademacher, Kalyn Bishop, Carol Dukes, Jenna Parker: North Meck: 400- meter relay - 4th at regionals.
Rubino, Gallagher, Theresa Jaroszewski, Taylor Sweet: Lake Norman: 800-meter relay - strong distance team finished 5th at regionals.
Lindsy Wright, East Lincoln: Shot Put - going to Wake Forest on basketball scholarship..
Jaya Emerson, Hopewell: Discus - senior one of state's best shot put and discus throwers.
Elizabeth Rodes, Mooresville: Pole vault- sophomore has a bright future.