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Winfield girls defend their Class AA state track title in dominating fashion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A year after winning the Class AA championship by 104 points, Winfield lapped the field again in their title defense. The Generals scored 145 points to cruise to the state title Thursday at University of Charleston Stadium.

Senior Allie Germann capped her brilliant career with a victory in the 100 meter run. She also finished second in the long jump to earn individual high point honors for the third time at the state meet. Winfield also won titles in the 300 meter hurdles. Senior Nikki Walker crossed the line first in that event. Junior Rachael Withrow won the 1600 meter run by over five seconds. And fellow junior Emerson Vanscoy cleared 11-foot-1 to win the pole vault by more than two feet over her next competitor.

“This state championship right here is really special,” said Winfield head coach David Bailey. “These young ladies, I only have 24 or 25 girls. They were banged up and beat up. They came out and performed today totally out of their body. I am so proud of them. A lot of people think that you win, you win, you win. I will tell you something, winning never gets old.”

North Marion held off Point Pleasant to finish as the Class AA runner-up. Sophomore Cierra Parker won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 7 1/4 inches. And the Huskies’ 4×200 meter relay team also took home a championship.

Point Pleasant brought three titles back to Mason County on the final day. Addalyn Cottrill won the discus. Elicia Wood crossed the line first in the 100 meter hurdles. And Point’s shuttle hurdle relay team secured the team’s final event victory.

Elsewhere, the Elkins Tigers swept the distance relay events. EHS won the 4×800 and 4×400 meter relay runs by wide margins. Fairmont Senior took home the top prize in the 4×100 meter run.

Individually, Natalie Barr of Nicholas County claimed victory in the 800 meter run and Kamela Ward of Oak Glen was the winner in the 200 meter run.

Full Class AA results

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