Auburn Mountainview boys and girls top Auburn | Track and Field

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Auburn Mountainview's Nicole Carter outraces her Auburn competition in the 100-meter.
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Both the Auburn Mountainview boys and girls track and field teams earned team victories on Wednesday against district rival Auburn.

The Lion boys team edged the Trojans 75-61, with senior Devin Bryant leading the way in the sprint events with first-place finishes in the 100-meter (11.87-seconds) and the 200 (24.86).

Bryant also helped key Auburn Mountainview's 400-relay team – along with Elliott Pelfrey, Ray Hardaway and Andrew Korchemniy – who finished first with a 45.84.

The Lion 800-relay team – with Hardaway, Pelfrey, Johnny Houck and Curtis Dixon – finished first with a 3:51.33.'

Pelfrey also claimed first in the 300 hurdles with a 44.79 time and Chris Scharer was first in the 800 with a 2:07.61.

The Lions also earned gold in the discus, with Nicholas Aumua posting a 159-foot, 7-inch throw, and the long jump, with freshman Michael Causley jumping 19-03.25.

Auburn got first place finishes in the triple jump (Danny Velasco, 40-02.50), the high jump (Avery Wade, 5-04), the javelin (Andrew Carson, 119-07), the shot put (Kevin Shelton, 48-10.25), the 110 hurdles (Demontra McNealy, 17.47), the 1,600 (Tyler Flannery, 4:32.91) and the 400 (Michael Heinze, 57.37).

In the girls competition Auburn Mountainview dominated Auburn, winning by a score of 110.5-29.

Lion sprinter Nicole Carter took both the 100 (13.24) and the 200 (28.32) and Maya Wagers won both the 100 hurdles (17.72) and 300 hurdles (51.46).

In the throwing events, sophomore heaven Palaita was first in the shot put (34-08.00) and the discus (79-0).

Also snagging first-place finishes for Auburn Mountainview were Viktoriya Vasina in the long jump (15-20.50) and triple jump (30-01.00), Maddie Taylor in the high jump (4-10.00), Rachel Greve in the javelin (106.00)

All three Auburn Mountainview relay teams took home gold as well.

Auburn earned first-place finishes in the 3,200 with Anna de Carteret posting a 12:28.90, the 1,600 with Deneille Wallin turning in a 2:45.84 finish and the 400 with Ashley Brown posting a 1:04.38.

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