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Pennington wins shot put title; Stearns places 2nd in 3,200m

Mathews High School indoor track athlete Michael Pennington won a regional championship in shot put, while his teammate Cameron Stearns finished as regional runner-up in the 3,200-meter run during the VHSL 2A/2B region indoor meet on Feb. 12 and 13 at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.

Pennington, a sophomore, had a toss of 37’5” to take the regional title, while Stearns, a freshman, finished with a time of 10:52, less than 10 seconds behind the event’s winner, senior Francis Csorba of Bluestone.

All of the MHS athletes competing placed in the top eight of their events. In addition to Pennington and Stearns, Tobias Fisher placed sixth in shot put with a throw of 33’10”. Calvin Kramer placed seventh in the 300 meter dash with a time of 43.55 seconds. Kramer, Dylan White, Brian Robinson and Stearns competed in the 4x800 meter relay placing fourth with a time of 9:32.

The boys’ team as a whole placed sixth overall out of 11 teams competing.

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