Pinder Wins State Championship

A local athlete continues to excel. Dylan Pinder, a student at North Johnston High School, won the State Championship in the 100 and 200 meter wheelchair race in Greensboro over-the-weekend.

Dylan Pinder 5-16Dylan also broke the state record for both events and had the best times of all school classifications that completed.

This marks Dylan’s 11th State Title that he has won in three years at North Johnston, where he is a junior.

In February, Dylan won the 55 meter wheelchair event at the NC High School Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Dylan, who was born with spina bifida, has always been confined to a wheelchair for mobility. However, his condition has never gotten him down, according to his father, John Pinder. “Dylan has a work ethic that is second to none and he has goals of beating his times every year and he does it,” his father said. “Dylan is a extraordinary kid with extraordinary abilities!”

Dylan is the son of John Pinder of Pine Level and Tina Pinder of Kenly. He has a sister, Mikalah, and a brother, Colby. Photo courtesy John Pinder