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Girls State Track: Williamstown, Winfield & Morgantown in position to defend titles

(Photos by Teran Malone)

Meet results

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three state champions are in position to defend their titles at the WVSSAC Girls Track and Field Championships. In Class AAA, Morgantown shared the title with Jefferson last year. The Mohigans have a 17-point lead through six of 18 events. MHS racked up points in the two distance events. They finished second in the 4×800 meter relay. In the final event of the day, the Mohigans finished 1-3-5 in the 3,200 meter run with Madeline Gump pushing late to win by .29 seconds.

Parkersburg is second. The Big Reds won the shuttle hurdle relay for the fourth consecutive year.

In other event finals, University won the 4×800 meter relay. The Hawks stand third overall. Mya Baruwa of Parkersburg South defended her title in the high jump. Riverside’s Cianna Groom won the discus and Jazmyn Taylor of Jefferson won the long jump with a leap by 18 feet, 0.75 inches, a quarter-inch ahead of Spring Valley’s Haleigh Crum.

Winfield is well on their way to a title defense in Class AA. The Generals have a 25-point lead on Frankfort atop the field. The Generals won the shuttle hurdle relay and they finished 1-2 in the pole vault with Abbie McGhee clearing 9 feet, 4 inches to win.

Oak Glen’s Hannah Kliner won the 3200 meter run. Frankfort cruised to victory in the 4×800 meter relay by over seven seconds and Nicholas County’s Adriene Truman won the high jump.

In Class A, Williamstown is in good position to claim their fifth consecutive title. The Yellowjackets lead Doddridge County by eight points heading into Saturday. Alyssa Sauro defended her title in the 3200 meter run and she ran the anchor leg on the victorious 4×800 meter relay team.

A’Kaia Williams earned ten points for Doddridge County with a win in the shot put at 35 feet, 8 inches. The Bulldogs trail their conference rivals, 48-40 heading into Day 2.

And the other two event victories in Class A were claimed by Wetzel County schools. Hundred’s Areonna Zarco’s winning ┬ádiscus toss covered 111 feet, 2 inches. And Paden City crossed the line first in the shuttle hurdle relay, winning by a second over the runners-up from East Hardy.

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