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North Johnston girls finish second at EPC track meet, one champion in boys

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ROCKY MOUNT — The North Johnston High girls took second at the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference indoor track championship meet Jan. 28 at Nash Central, while Jalen Jenkins claimed a conference title in the boys meet.

The Lady Panthers didn’t have any winners but got runner-up finishes from Caroline Leegins in the 500-meter dash and Frederikke Rasmussen in the 1,000 as well as Haley Bunn in the 1,600 and the 3,200. The girls picked up 89 team points and lost to Nash Central who had 122 team points.

The Panthers’ sole champion was Jalen Jenkins in the 300 with a time of 38.8 seconds. Jake Starling was second in the 1,000 run. The boys finished sixth out of six teams with 30 points.