In Greensboro, North Carolina, a quartet of Lynchburg-area athletes competed Sunday in the final day of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.

Amherst County High graduate Kyle Mosteller finished 20th in the boys championship pole vault finals at 15 feet, 1½ inches, and classmate Caleb Coles placed 27th in the boys championship long jump final with a leap of 22 feet, 4½ inches.

Heritage High graduate Jabari Blake posted a 43rd-place finish in the boys championship discus finals at 140 feet, 11 inches, and VES rising senior Daniel O’Brien placed 30th in the boys championship 1-mile finals with a time of 4:26.05.

NASCAR

Bell wins at Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa — Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton.

Bell led 186 of 250 laps to claim his second short-track win of 2019 by nearly two seconds. He also won at Bristol in April.

Pole-sitter Cole Custer was second.

Victory overturned for 1st time since 1960

NEWTON, Iowa — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection.

Chastain led the final 141 laps of Sunday’s 200-lap race, but series managing director Brad Moran said the winning No. 44 was too low when it was measured with NASCAR’s height sticks.

From staff and wire reports

Niece Motorsports tweeted after the race it will appeal the decision.

NASCAR said the last time it disqualified an apparent race winner was April 17, 1960, when Emanuel Zervakis’ victory at Wilson Speedway in North Carolina was thrown out because of an oversized fuel tank.

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