GREENVILLE - Four Southern Wayne competitors captured first-place finishers during their season-opening, Eastern Carolina 3A-4A outdoor track and field meet contested at D.H. Conley.
Multi-sport athlete Tayvon Callahan emerged victorious in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.54 seconds.
Adam Cain won the shot put with a toss of 33 feet, one inch.
Sophomore Ta’Niyah Glaspie posted first-place times of 13.04 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 28.04 seconds in the 200-meter dash.
Mia Glaspie-Leach claimed the 400 meters in 1:08.34.
Cain and Jerome Moore finished second in the discus and 100-meter dash, respectively. Janecia Greenfield was runner-up in the girls’ shot put with a mark of 26-11.
Southern Wayne took second in the 4x2 and 4x4 relays, and third in the 4x8. The girls posted a second-place time in the 4x8 relay.
Rebels notch road win
SALEMBURG - Senior multi-sport athlete Kyle Holland registered a three-hit outing as North Duplin rallied past Lakewood, 9-6, in a Carolina 1A baseball game Thursday.
Holland stole eight bases and scored three runs for the Rebels, who evened their league worksheet at 1-1 this season.
Landon Kelly (RBI), Andy Cameron and Andrew Underhill pounded out two hits apiece. Tyler Johnsey contributed one hit.
Lakewood led 6-5 before North Duplin plated four runs in the top half of the seventh.
Eric Rosas earned the mound win in relief of Kelly, who earned a no-decision in his 5 2/3 innings stint.
North Duplin entertains Union next Tuesday.
Gators corral Dark Horses
CLINTON - Alissa Price cranked out three hits and drove in two runs during Spring Creek’s 4-1, non-conference softball win over Clinton.
Emily Williams provided two hits, scored three runs and stole four bases. She threw a complete-game, four-hitter and logged seven strikeouts inside the circle.
Maddie Staps (RBI), Anne Marie Howard and Nyahiris Gadea provided one hit apiece.
Panthers roll over SC
BEULAVILLE - Andrew Crumpler and Harrison Sutton provided one hit apiece in Spring Creek’s 11-1, five-inning setback to East Duplin in an East Central 2A baseball game Thursday.
Sutton also stole one base.
Lead-off batter Will Ervin accounted for the Gators’ lone run - a fifth-inning groundout that plated Douglas Davidson.
Spring Creek (1-1 overall, 1-1 EC) travels to Goldsboro next Tuesday.
GREENVILLE - Freshman Alex Ferrell collected Southern Wayne’s lone hit in a 4-0 road loss to Eastern Carolina 3A-4A baseball foe D.H. Conley on Thursday afternoon.
Alex Davis started and threw one inning for the Saints.
Bullpen mate Richard Noble surrendered four runs (two earned) on five hits and struck out six Vikings.
The Saints (0-2 overall, 0-2 ECC) return home Tuesday to face county rival Charles B. Aycock. Game time is 6 p.m.