Vote for the Charlotte Observer Boys Athletes l 29.04.22



Here are the nominees for Charlotte Observer Boys High School Athlete of the Week.

Voting ends Friday.

Quentin Clarke, Cannon School track: The Cougars junior set a personal and school best 49.35 to win the 400 meters in a triple meet with Charlotte Country Day and Providence Day at Cannon School on April 20.

Clarke’s time was the first-ever run under 50 seconds in the 400 meters in school history.

Clarke also finished third in the 100 meters (11.29) in the same competition.

Eli Julian, South Rowan track: The Raiders’ sophomore won the 800 meters (2:07.93), 1,600 (4:40.06) and 3,200 meters (10:10.11), while anchoring the 4 X 800 meters relay to victory at the Rowan County Championships in East Rowan on April 20.

Julian was named the Rowan County Championship Most Valuable Runner and Long Distance Runner of the Year for his efforts.

David Lampkin, Mallard Creek Trail: The Mavericks eldest won the 100 meters in 11:00 a.m. at the Blue Ridge Classic at AC Reynolds on April 23.

Lampkin also won the 200 meters in 10:30 p.m. in the same event.

Jacob Laney, Porter Ridge Trail: The Pirates junior clocked a personal best 4:11.98 to win the one-mile race at Mount Tabor Mile and Throwing Thunder on April 22.

Laney’s time is also the No. 1 mile run in the state this outdoor season.

Tyler Price, Lake Norman Licensed Lacrosse: The Knights rookie scored three goals and had five assists in a 14-5 win at Pine Lake Prep on April 18.

The following day, Price scored four goals in a 17-2 win over TC Roberson.

Price finished the week with three goals and an assist in a 10-5 victory at Davidson Community School on April 21.

Price has 51 goals, 38 assists and 31 rushes for Lake Norman Charter (13-3).

Tyler Ramanata, Prep Tennis at Pine Lake: The senior Pride went undefeated (9-0) in singles winning the 1A/2A conference singles title from Catawba Shores at Spartan Park on April 20.

Ramanata also won the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles to lead Pine Lake Prep (8-1) to a 5-4 win over Lincoln Charter on April 19.

Ramanata, the defending 1A state singles champion, is looking to repeat in the 2A class next month.

Eli Schmidly, Myers Park Golf: The Mustangs junior shot a 1-under 71, to win the South Meck 4A individual conference title at Cedarwood Country Club on April 19.

Schmidly was also named South Meck 4A Conference Player of the Year for his efforts.

The next day, Schmidly shot a par 72 to win an AJGA qualifier at Holly Springs.

Spencer Turtz, Golf Providence Day: The Chargers senior shot a 3-over 75 to finish a medalist in a 10-shot loss to Charlotte Country Day on “Senior Day” at Cedarwood Country Club on April 20.

Turtz is the commitment of the University of Wisconsin.

** Information released today includes statistics through April 23.

Want to nominate an athlete? : Athletes of the Week highlights outstanding high school players. The goal is to recognize all athletes in all sports, both the most accomplished players and the underappreciated or underrated players. If you would like to suggest someone for inclusion in the Athletes of the Week column, email Jay Edwards at [email protected] Please include the athletes name, school, class and applicable game performance statistics. Coaches must be willing to verify information.

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This story was originally published April 24, 2022 5:17 p.m.

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sportswriter who has worked at The Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from the Final Fours and the NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz — a graduate of West Charlotte High and UNC — is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte” when you ask, “What city are you from.”
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