Tucker Valley sweeps meet
Tucker Valley swept both team races in the Randolph County Middle School Invitational contested Saturday at Elkins High School.
Tucker Valley finished with 121 points to take the boys meet. Buckhannon-Upshur was second with 97 points, followed by Central Preston (92), Elkins (76), Robert L. Bland (69), Petersburg (56) and the Tucker “B”?team (5).
Curtis Bullock won four events to lead the Hornets. He took the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, along with the long jump.
First-place finishers for Tucker Valley included Logan Pitzer (800), Jacob Gwynn (75 hurdles), the 4×800 relay team (Jakob Cousin, Joey Howell, Pitzer, Brett Reall), the shuttle hurdle relay (Gwynn, Evan Jones, Josh Kincaid, Logan Pennington) and Brody Strawderman (discus).
Tucker Valley finished with 158.50 points in the girls event. B-U was second with 103.5 points.
The rest of the field included RLB (94), Elkins (76), Central Preston (36), Petersburg (32), Tygarts Valley (10) and Tucker “B” (6).
First-place winners for Tucker Valley included Elizabeth Nichols (200, 75 hurdles, long jump), Sydney Moore (400), the 4×100 relay (Emily Crosten, Kenzi Pitzer, Sydney Nestor, Leah Underwood), the 4×200 relay (Lindsay Johnson, Moore, Nichols, Pitzer), the 4×400 relay (Kelcee James, Pitzer, Maliya Smith, Cecily Strawderman), the 4×800 relay (Crosten, Moore, Nestor, Underwood) and the shuttle hurdle relay (Kate Bates, Deminique Meadows, Natalie Evans, Smith), Nestor (high jump) and Carleigh Bolyard (discus).
RLB’s Emily Louk captured three events – the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
EMS’ Kaci Zopp was second in both the 75 and 200 hurdles, while teammate Alexis Brandon was second in the 200 and 400.