B-U girls, Jefferson boys roll
WESTON – As expected, the Buckhannon-Upshur girls and Jefferson boys rolled to team titles at the Class AAA,?Region II track meet held Wednesday at Lewis County High School.
The Bucs racked up 132 points to outdistance Washington (103) and Jefferson (98). Hampshire finished fourth with 79 points, followed by Hedgesville (58), Martinsburg (45), Musselman (34) and Elkins (9).
Emily Godwin capped off her final regional performance in fine fashion for B-U. The North Carolina signee captured the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.08 and the 300 hurdles (45.19. She also won the high jump with a leap of 5-8 and the long jump (16-07).
Godwin had plenty of help from her teammates, as Mackenzie Leigh took the discus (118-09) and shot put (38-10. Mercedes Dowell was third in the shot put and second in the discus.
Lauren Cvechko finished behind her teammate Godwin in both hurdle events and was fourth in the long jump, while the Bucs’ shuttle hurdle relay unit comprised of Hannah Stankus, Katy Riley, Courtney Reed and Cvechko was first with a time of 1:05.10.
Reed also placed third in both hurdles.
Riley was fourth in the pole vault and Megan Wilfong fourth in the shot put and fifth in the discus.
Elkins’ Kathlyne Simmons turned in a strong performance in the long jump to qualify for states. The sophomore placed second to Godwin, jumping 16-0.
Like Godwin, Jefferson’s Dante Price went out in style in the boys meet. The Virginia Tech signee captured the 100, 200 and 400. Andrew Milliron also had two first-place finishes for the Cougars in the 1,600 and 3.200.
Price will attempt to win his third straight titles in both the 100 and 200 next week in Charleston.
Lewis County’s Dustin Martin captured the 110 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles.
B-U’s Isaac Johnson captured the title in the shot put.
Hedgesville dominated the relay events, winning four of the five decided on the day.
Lewis County’s foursome of Malik Conway, Chris Gum, Martin and Caleb Butcher was third in the 4×100 relay.
Butcher also finished third in the long jump.
Elkins’ Matt Wallace placed fourth in the 1,600.
Jefferson finished with 166 points in the boys meet, followed by Hedgesville (126), Musselman (71), Washington (45), Hampshire (38), Martinsburg (37), Lewis County (36), B-U (37) and Elkins (9).
The state meet will be held May 17-18 at Charleston’s Laidley Field.