The Mountain Island Charter boys track team won the 2021 1A NCHSAA Track & Field Championship Friday in Greensboro.
Mountain Island runners dominated the 1A meet. The Raptors collected individual championships in the 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meters, 400 Meters, the 4 X 100 Relay, and the 4 X 200 Relay. Armonte Ferguson broke the tape just in front of his teammate with a time of 10.96 seconds in the 100 Meter Dash. Trae Nickleson won the 200 Meters with a time of 22.41 seconds and Giovanni Bernard won the 400 Meters in 50.65 seconds.
The Raptors claimed victories in the two shortest relays as well. Nickelson and Ferguson teamed up with Jonavon Fisher and Reginald Taylor to win the 4 X 100 Meter Relay in 44.05 seconds. Nickelson, Fisher and Taylor and Caleb Patton won the 4 X 200 Meter Relay in 1:31.50. The two relay wins and dominating performances in the sprint events helped the Raptors outscore second place Pine Lake Prep 91.5 to 54 in the final team standings.
Swain County won the girls team championship.
Lincoln Charter's boys finished in sixth place in the team competition and 40th in the girls.