A local athlete broke several state records during the NC High School State Championships held Fridayat JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem.
Dylan Pinder, a senior at North Johnston High School, won the state title in the Indoor Shot Put and the 55 meter dash. He broke state records in both events and has now accumulated a total of 13 state championships for the North Johnston Panthers.
Dylan broke the Indoor Shot Put record by more than two feet. His throw as 15 feet 2 inches.
He also broke his own state championship record in the 55 meter dash with a race time of 14.07 seconds. He could still bring home more trophies for the Panthers. Outdoor season competitions are upcoming.
“It’s truly amazing to see what he has done in his four years at North Johnston,” according to his father, John Pinder. “Dylan has overcome a lot to be where he is and to accomplish what he has.”
Dylan, who was born with spina bifida, has always been confined to a wheelchair for mobility. However, his condition has never gotten him down his father says.
Dylan is the son of John Pinder of Pine Level and Tina Pinder of Kenly. He has a sister, Mikalah, and a brother, Colby. Photos courtesy John Pinder