Lady Hornets Capture Mason-Dixon
By BRUCE CRAWFORD
The Hundred Lady Hornets’ Katherine Henderson and Iris Woodward each won an individual championship in helping Hundred garner 99 points and win the 2019 Girls Mason-Dixon Track Championship April 12 at Clay-Battelle High School. Trinity and South Harrison were second and third, respectively. The Paden City Lady Wildcats placed fifth, and Valley finished eighth in the nine-team conference championship.
Henderson placed first in the high jump at 4-10, while teammate Emily Metz placed a close second with a 4-8 leap. Meanwhile, Henderson (15-4.5) placed a close second behind Reagan Smith (15-6.5) of Morgantown Trinity in the long jump, with Hornet teammate Addie Tuttle (14-0) placing third. Henderson (14.07) also placed second to the Wildcats’ Abbe Stackpole (13.30) in the 100-meter dash, with Tuttle (14.32) placing fourth. The Lumberjills’ Kendal Williams (14.66) placed fifth. Henderson also placed fourth (29.49) in the 200-meter dash, with teammate Tuttle (29.96) coming in fifth. Stackpole (28.34) was second behind the Lady Cee-Bees’ Hailey Carreon (27.75).
The Wildcats’ Cora Anderson (1:08.10) nosed out Lumberjills speedster Kim Soles (1:09.52) for first place in the 400-meter dash, while the Hornets’ Brooke Yoho (1:10.03) and Emily Metz (1:13.87) were fourth and sixth respectively.
Hundred’s Iris Woodward (6:59.41) had the best time in the 1,600-meter run, with teammate Kayley Davis (7:34.68) finishing second. Woodward placed second to the Lady Warriors’ Kayley Laskody (2:46.61 to 3:01.99) in the 800-meter run. HHS Freshman Rachel Snedden lost to the Cee-Bees’ Ashley Chisler (14:42.17 to 14:42.11) in the 3,200-meter run.
Paden City’s Hallie McDonald (17.90) finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles to Clay-Battelle’s Addison Ammons (16.89). McDonald was the lead Wildcat runner in the 4×100-meter relay with teammates Mallory Yeater, Anderson and Stackpole (53.91), while the Lumberjills’ foursome of Madyson Barnette, Americus Ueltschy, Kim Soles and Kendall Williams (59.350) finished in fifth place.
In the 4×200-meter relay, Clay-Battelle (1:59.46) took top honors, while the Hornets’ (2:03.06) Tuttle, Brooke Yoho, Emily Metz and Kendall Williams were second, and the Lumberjills (2:04.63) with Barnette, Ueltschy, Soles and Williams were third.
The Trinity Warriors (4:44.04) 4×400-meter relay just got by the Lady ‘Cats (4:50.44) team of McDonald, Brandis Dalrymple, Anderson and Mallory Yeater, and the Hornets (4:50.44) team of Yoho, Metz, Woodward and Snedden in second and third, respectively.
Paden City sophomore Hope Weber (28-01) was sixth in the shot put and third (84-04) in the discus.
The Lumberjills’ Brittany Kennedy (29-08.50) was the clear winner in the shot put, while finishing fifth in the discus (69-04). Snedden (73-0) was fourth in the discus.
“Becoming Mason-Dixon Champions is a huge accomplishment for our girls,” noted Hundred track coaches Lisa Kelch and Sean Snedden in a statement. “Only having seven girls on the team meant that we needed each girl to do their part, and they all showed up and contributed to the win. They competed in their individual events with the team goal in mind and accomplished something that hasn’t been done at Hundred High School in 30 years. The banner they will receive is well-deserved. It’s been a lot of fun to work with this group of girls and we feel honored to be their coach.”
Paden City finished third in the Mason-Dixon boys meet with 58 points, and the Hundred Hornets finished sixth (48-points).
Valley finished ninth with seven points, and South Harrison took first with 150 points. Tygarts Valley came in second place with 119 points.
“We are very proud of how hard these young men have been working,” said Paden City track coach Dave Riggle.
“The boys should be very encouraged by what they are doing at the meets; times are dropping, and distances are growing.
“Our young guys are competing with juniors and seniors and often coming out on top; this spells great things for the future.”
The Hundred boys 4×800 meter relay team of Jacob Kuhn, Joseph White, Martin Baker, and William Lemasters had the best time at (10:05.97), while the Wildcats’ Jason Anderson (101-10) won the discus, and teammate EJ Weber (94-07) placed fourth.
The Hornets’ Travis McCoy (100-02) was second and Valley Lumberjack Hunter Wood (85-07) was sixth in the discus event.
In the long jump Dillon Meintel of Cameron had the best high-jump at (5-6), while the ‘Cats Tobin McEldowney (5-4) finished second; teammate Shane Anderson (5-4) finished fifth. Cody Soles (5-4) of Hundred was third. In the long jump, Seth Casino (18-11.25) of Clay-Battelle took first place, while Soles (5-04) was second, and Paden City’s Parker Higgons (16-11) was fifth.
In the relay events, Paden City (1:12.39) was fourth with the shuttle relay team of Alex McCoy, Higgons, Jasup Spragg and Kyler Wade, while South Harrison (1:02.97) won. The Wildcat foursome of Higgons, Brandon Hizer, Spragg and Nick Clark placed fifth in the 4×400-meter (4:21.59) with Trinity (3:52.81) winning.
In the 4×200-meter relay, Tygarts Valley (1:39.98) had the best time, while Paden City’s (1:44.27) team of Higgons, Shane Anderson, Alex McCoy and Tobin McEldowney was third, and Hundred’s (1:48.27) team of Cody Soles, Jacob Kuhn, Joseph White and Martin Baker was fifth. The PCHS foursome (1:44.27) of Jason Anderson, Isaac Neff, Gavin Lewis and EJ Weber was fifth in the 4×100-meter relay, with South Harrison (46.93) having the top time.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Anthony Columbo (44.24) of South Harrison was the clear winner, while the Wildcats’ Alex McCoy (48.62), Kyler Wade (51.50) and Jasup Spragg (55.69) each scored points. Alex McCoy (21.31) also scored points in the 110pmeter hurdles, while the Dragons Dillon Meintel (16.33) had the best time.
In the 1,600-meter run, the Hornets’ Martin Baker (5:32.79) was sixth, and Tygarts Valley’s Devan Ball (5:02.82) was first. In the 800-meter run, the Cee-Bees’ Chase Ammons (2:13.63) had the best time, while the Hornets’ Baker (2:16.12), the Wildcats’ Brandon Hizer (2:30.33), and Hornet Joseph White (2:30.73) scored.
In the sprinting races, the Cee-Bees’ Nathan Swaniger (2.73) won the 200-meter dash, and the Hornets’ Cody Soles (24.07) was runner-up. The ‘Cats’ McEldowney (25.34) was fourth. In the 400-meter dash, Michael Smith (54.84) of South Harrison took top honors, while the Wildcats’ McEldowney (57.71) finished fourth. Jacob Kuhn (1:00.29) of Hundred finished fifth.