Out of 151 schools and more than 1,000 athletes, Northwestern finished first in the boys’ section of the Taco Bell Classic track and field meet Saturday at Spring Valley High School.
The Trojans’ 46 team points were enough to hold off second-placed DeMatha Catholic (Md.), which finished with 41. South Pointe was the other local boys’ team to score; their four points put them in a three-way tie for 53rd (out of 64 teams). Northwestern’s girls finished in a three-way tie for 34th (out of 57 teams).
The Trojan boys’ effort was led by Quantarious Caldwell, who jumped 6-foot-6 in his first attempt at the high jump and went on to win that event, and Trey Stanley, who ran a 54.67 to cross the line first in the 400 hurdles. Stanley also finished 12th in the 110-meter hurdles.
Other top-five finishers included Daniel Bolin, who placed second in the high jump (14-6); Chad Fennell, who took fifth in the 800-meter (1:55.43); and Khalil Carter, who also finished fifth in the long jump (22-0). Additionally, the 4x800 relay team of Christian Acker, Chad Rollins, Grayson Boatright and Fennell finished second (7:59.14).
Other local top-20 finishes:
Cassidy Malchow, Northwestern- junior finished 19th in the girls’ discus, throwing her plate 94 feet, 2 inches.
Walls, Carroll QB well in Limestone spring game
Former Lewisville quarterback Qua Walls and former York quarterback Spencer Carroll were two of a group of signal callers to see action during Saturday’s Limestone spring football game.
Carroll started and threw a touchdown pass during the scrimmage, which was held at Gaffney High School, while the Spartanburg Herald Journal lauded Walls for completing 9-of-12 passes for 117 yards and no interceptions. Limestone will compete in the school’s first season of varsity football this fall as an NCAA Division II independent.
McCullough makes 2 catches for Clemson
Former Nation Ford football standout Jay Jay McCullough caught two passes for the Orange team in Clemson’s spring football game Saturday at Death Valley.
McCullough reeled in passes of three and nine yards from Orange QB Chad Kelly. McCullough started at tight end for the Orange squad and will likely scrap with teammates Stanton Seckinger and Jordan Leggett for a starting nod this fall.
Stowers named Defensive MVP of Kansas game
Former Northwestern Trojan Keon Stowers was named the Defensive Player of the Game during Kansas University’s spring football game Saturday.
Stowers accounted for eight tackles, including four solo stops, in the Blue team’s 20-10 win over the White team. Stowers will be a senior defensive tackle this fall for the Jayhawks.