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LKC track: Williamstown girls, Doddridge boys take home titles

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Williamstown’s Alyssa Sauro, right, and Doddridge County’s Destiny Berryman run in the 3200 meter run during Friday’s Little Kanawha Conference championships at Williamstown.
(Photo by Aaron Lee)

WILLIAMSTOWN — It was a rainy one when the teams of the Little Kanawha Conference converged at Williamstown High School to determine track and field supremacy. The hosting Yellowjackets won the girls title, compiling 166 points through 18 events. Doddridge County was right on their tail throughout, finishing just five points behind at 161. The Bulldogs came away with the boys championship, beating Williamstown by a total of 139.5 to 119.

The Yellowjackets swept the throwing events in the girls meet, with Reagan Corbett winning the discus throw (113-5) and Kyndra Johnson the shot put (35-11.5). In the 400 meter dash, Shelby Smith finished in 57.97 to win the title for Williamstown. Teammate Alyssa Sauro won every individual event longer than one lap, including the 800 (2:19.27), 1600 (4:55.49) and 3200 (11:10.85). She also competed in the 4×400 along with Cassie Sites, Izzy Zide and Luci Collins, winning the event in 4:24.93. These performances culminated in a girls high-point award for Sauro, as she finished with 32.5.

Williamstown had four first place finishes in the boys meet. Thrower Aiden Corbett hit a mark of 50-5 in the shot put to earn the team’s first individual championship. Then, fellow Yellowjacket Frank Conner won both the 1600 meter (4:29.79) and 800 meter (2:01.37) runs. In the 110 meter hurdles, Brogan Law was victorious in 15.45.

Doddridge County’s Sage Landis had himself quite the meet. The senior won the long jump (19-8.5), pole vault (14-0) and 400 meter dash (50.12) for the Bulldogs, as well as placed third in the 200 meter dash (22.76). He finished the day with 36 points, good enough to win the boys high-point award.

Doddridge County’s girls team won several events. The Bulldogs’ 4×800 meter relay team of Katie Cottrill, Cass Cumberledge, Bailey Holden and Destiny Berryman earned first place in the race with a 10:07.23 finish. Berryman finished as the high-point award runner-up with 26.5 points by finishing second in the 3200 (11:19.65), the 1600 (5:22.77) and the 800 (2:22.88). In the 4×100, Hannah Rymer, Kim Adams, Payton Trent and Payton Currey combined efforts to win the event in 52.76. Trent herself came away with a victory in the 200 meter dash (27.36).

Williamstown’s Julian Johnson and Will Coiner compete with Tyler Consolidated’s Amos Kimble in the 3200 meter run during Friday’s Little Kanawha Conference championships at Williamstown.
(Photo by Aaron Lee)

Ritchie County won three events on the boys side. In the high jump, Dylan Malolepszy earned the team’s first gold finish, clearing 6-2. The Rebels’ 4×200 team of Jasper Stringer, Alex Rogerson, Cayden Moore and Garrett Copeland bested all competitors with a 1:36.45 finish. Ritchie County also won the 4×400, with Moore, Malolepszy, Copeland and Rogerson combining to win in 3:34.53.

On the girls side, Ritchie County won two events, both coming by way of Sydney Kopshina. Her pole vault mark of 10-2 was the best of the day, and she also came away with the 100 meter dash title (13.22).

Ravenswood’s Wyatt Milhoan showed off his sprinting prowess in the championship meet. He won both the 100 and 200 meter dashes, finishing in 11.17 in the former and 22.4 in the latter. Milhoan was runner-up for the boys high-point award, finishing fourth in the 400 (52.38) and fifth in the 300 hurdles in addition to his victories.

Roane County finished with three LKC titles, two of which came in the 300 meter hurdles. Joscelyn Cox won on the girls side in 47.27, and Lane Watson did the same for the boys team in 41.04. In the boys 4×100 meter relay, Roane County’s squad including Paul O’Brien, Brandon Richardson, Shay Harper and Lane Watson earned a gold finish (46.04).

The Knights of Tyler Consolidated came away with four first place finishes. Tristen Tuttle won the boys discus throw with a toss of 154-4. Teammate Amos Kimble won the 3200 meter, finishing in 9:46.58. The girls team came away with two hurdling victories. Lily Dillaman took home an individual crown in the 100 meter hurdles (16.75), and the team of Dillaman, Bridget Doak, Bella Garuccio and Addison Blosser won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:10.7.

St. Marys’ Kiera Martin competes in the shot put.
(Photo by Aaron Lee)

St. Marys’ boys 4×800 meter relay team of Max Dauch, Reece Westfall, Jay Mote and Tristan Murner finished in 8:26.26, good enough for first place.

Clay County’s boys 110 shuttle hurdle relay was victorious, with the team of Daymian Stricker, Justin Nida, Takota Quinn, Evan Bass completing the race in 1:04.09.

Gilmer County swept both girls jumping events. Airiana Hoard won the long jump with a leap of 15-6. Fellow Titan Kadessa Stitt cleared 4-10 in the high jump to earn first place.

South Harrison’s girls 4×200 meter relay team of Alivia Baker, Emma Sharpe, Reyna Headley and Ashley Martin came away with the win in 1:52.68.

Contact Aaron Lee at alee@newsandsentinel.com



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