CHARLESTON –The Williamstown Yellowjackets are again with a common purpose in thoughts: win one other state championship. When head coach Zach Corridor’s women make the journey to Charleston, excessive expectations will probably be simply one other a part of the journey. The adorned upperclassmen look to finish their highschool days on a excessive be aware, because it’s a matter of choosing up the place they left off in 2019.
“The predictions got here out final night time, and we’re predicted to complete first, however we haven’t run a race but,” Corridor stated throughout a staff apply on Tuesday. “So who is aware of? The primary occasion, we might probably place three folks in it. That’s begin to the day. The primary two occasions, the 400 and 3200, we must always rating fairly a bunch of factors proper off the bat.”
Corridor has purpose to imagine that assertion. Ella McMullen continued her aspirations of capturing extra statewide gold with a win on the Area I meet within the 400. Teammates Camryn Irvin and Brookelyn Reynolds certified together with her, whereas St. Marys’ Erica Davis spoiled the Yellowjacket podium by ending third. Additionally grabbing at-large bids within the occasion alongside Reynolds had been Ritchie County’s Emily Griffin and Wooden County Christian’s Lacey Dimit. Resident record-breaker Ella Hesson is favored within the 3200, as teammate Brianna Winsett completed in second. Within the crowded native subject, it was SMHS’s Virginia Haddox who took the third and closing spot from Area I. The 100 noticed WHS’s Reynolds edge Tyler Consolidated’s Jocelyn Foltz for the highest spot, Magnolia’s Jaci Rohde clinched her spot in third, whereas Bralynn Davis of St. Marys acquired an at-large bid. St. Marys’ Davis stored up together with her good exhibiting on the regional meet, and her split-second win within the 200 over Irvin solidified the very fact.
McMullen, Foltz, Reynolds and Davis all certified for his or her respective faculties. Each at-large bid was claimed in Area I. Coming off a blistering tempo within the 800, WHS’s Hesson bested different native qualifiers within the occasion. They had been Dimit, teammates Reagan Ortiz and Winsett, and the ultimate woman in was Ritchie’s Soffi Bee.
The potential for extra Yellowjacket profitable is obvious within the 1600. A 25-second victory by Hesson within the area units her up for large success, whereas St. Marys’ Virginia Haddox got here in third. That was forward of WCC’s Dimit and a pair of ‘Jackets in Ortiz and Winsett. The tempo picks up within the 100 hurdles, as Parkersburg Catholic’s Aaliyah Brunny battles towards potential high-point winner and Ritchie junior, Olivia Cress. Brunny topped Cress within the regional with RCHS sophomore Marissa Scott ending third.
Cress and Brunny traded locations within the 300 hurdles with Cress popping out forward. Ritchie’s Presley Johnson had a podium end, whereas Alexis Hashman of St. Marys obtained an at-large bid. The 4×100 relay sees loads of native intrigue. Williamstown’s Irvin, Emma Berman, Jalie Henthorne and McMullen cleared the path, and the Tyler Consolidated staff of Makayla Haught, Caitlyn Northcraft, Victoria Yost and Foltz will probably be within the combine. Incomes at-large bids had been Magnolia (Kalleigh Beisel, Julia Lilze, Bre Herrick and Rohde) and Ritchie (Scott, Emily Griffin, Catherine Jones and Ivy Hogue).
WHS’s relay dominance continued within the 4×200, 400 and 800.Henthorne, Berman, Tori Combs and Irvin got here out forward of Ritchie’s Jones, Scott, Johnson and Griffin for the highest spot. Magnolia’s Lilze, Kaylee Cline, Herrick and Rohde completed third, and getting an at-large bid was the TCHS staff of Roberts, Makenzie Hakes, Yost and Trinity Kanz. Combs, Berman, McMullen and Reynolds took care of enterprise within the 4×400 with a win over the SMHS’s Erica and Bralynn Davis, Kierstyn Brookover and Haddox. Ritchie’s Jones, Sullivan, Andrea Davis and Bee certified simply forward of fifth-place qualifiers from Magnolia (Shynecka Simmons, Mikalyn Renner, Kaylee Cline and Herrick). The consequence was comparable within the 4×800 with Combs, Ortiz, Winsett and Hesson over St Marys’ Erica and Bralynn Davis, Caraline Lancaster and Sophie Greenleaf. Ritchie’s Sullivan, Chesnee Williams, Davis and Bee certified at-large, and the identical is alleged for Magnolia’s Renner, Myranda Moore, Emma Spitzer and Abby Clegg.
Within the 4×102.5 shuttle hurdles, Ritchie’s Johnson, Hogue, Griffin and Scott narrowly defeated the Magnolia squad of Lenecia Grimm, Shaela Holliday, Spitzer, and Reese Hale. The excessive soar sees the return of Cress, as she received the occasion in regional competitors over Insurgent teammate, Zoe Butcher. Brunny completed third, whereas Ritchie’s Gabby Jones completed with the next soar than at-large qualifiers, Kanz and Northcraft (Tyler Consolidated). Additionally qualifying was Magnolia’s Lauren Gaiser.
Williamstown’s Berman claimed victory in Area I’s pole vault forward of teammate, Madelyn Anderson. A pair of Rebels in Sydney Kopshina and Madeline Hilver had been proper behind her, and the areas final qualifier within the pole vault was Magnolia’s Lilze. Cress and Brunny continued going head-to-head, as Cress obtained the higher of the Crusaderette senior within the lengthy soar. Magnolia’s Rohde was third, whereas TCHS’s Foltz and Ritchie County’s Jones additionally made it. Magnolia has one final ace within the gap with Mady Winters. She collected wins within the shot put and discus, and the remainder of the sector to make it out of Area I will probably be gunning for her. Shot put thrower and Williamstown junior Emme Stull made it alongside Ritchie’s Hilvers and St. Marys’ Lilly Hamilton. Coach Corridor stated he believes a few of his throwers might “steal factors” of their respective occasions, as Maggie Siley additionally certified within the discus. A duo of Rebels (Larissa McDonald and Hilvers) punched their tickets, and Sydney Deaton of Tyler Consolidated additionally certified within the occasion.
Whereas the majority of the native rivals come from Area I, Doddridge County’s women made like their male counterparts and cruised to victory in Area II. Loads of qualifiers from DCHS made an impression in the course of the meet. Lexie Lamb kicked off the profitable methods within the 800, and he or she adopted it up with the identical consequence within the 1600. Additionally qualifying within the 1600 was teammate, Maria Bee. A 3rd win for Lamb stored her huge day going, as she cruised within the 3200. Emily Gola and Bee had been the opposite Bulldog qualifiers. Then it was Abby McDonough’s flip to shine with wins within the 100 and 300 hurdles races. Molley Ezell additionally made it to Charleston within the 300 hurdles. Doddridge’s Carrie Lloyd, Nora Sias, Samara Mitchell and Audrey Smith obtained an at-large bid within the 4×100 relay which already has a big native subject. The remainder of the DCHS relays shined, as Ezell, Lloyd, Sias and Religion Galagar posted a high time within the 4×200. Smith, Lloyd, Ezell and Galagar obtained the job executed with a second-place exhibiting within the 4×400. The 4×800 noticed Smith, Gola, Bee and Lamb victorious, as nicely.
The staff of Ezell, Lloyd, Galagar and McDonough certified third within the 4×102.5 shuttle hurdle relay, and that wasn’t it for Galagar. She notched one other third within the lengthy soar to qualify in that occasion. McDonough received the pole vault and goes to Charleston with teammates Sias and Cloe Tallman, because of this. Ashlyn Ross made essentially the most of her alternative with a pair of runner-up finishes within the shot put and discus. Teammate Haley Lynch certified within the discus by ending third.
Area IV noticed its justifiable share of contenders transfer on to the Capitol. First off, Savannah Cunningham began off with a bang for Calhoun County. A trio of wins within the 100, 400 and 800 assured her a busy day on the state meet. Ravenswood’s Maci Mosser capped off her freshman 12 months with a second-place end in that 800 race, qualifying for the state meet. She wasn’t the one Crimson Satan freshman to make it, since Lauren Raynes did it within the 300 hurdles by ending third. The 2 continued their huge regional by qualifying within the 4×200 with Haley Ward and Morgan Smith. Then, the identical staff of 4 Crimson Devils received the 4×400. Calhoun’s Cunningham resumed her dominant stretch by teaming with Cassie Fowler, Lacy Hicks and Grace Vincent to win the 4×800. Wirt County’s staff of Shaylie Allen, Brooklyn Rood, Audrey Bevel and Lillian Murphy certified within the occasion by ending up in second.
Ward, Mosser and Raynes of Ravenswood completed in third with teammate Ciara Hines within the 4×102.5 shuttle hurdle, and that capped off an enormous day for a younger RHS squad. The shot put noticed Wirt’s Shelby Simonton win over third-place qualifier, Kiley Richards. Richards was the one qualifier from Gilmer County, and he or she made essentially the most of her alternative with a 3rd within the discus. As for Simonton, she completed simply in entrance of Richards in second.
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