Friday was successful day for several area athletes.
Westside’s Daniel Reed, Bluefield’s Jacorian Green and Nicholas County’s Natalie Barr all earned individual championships in the State Track and Field Championships Friday at Laidley Field in Charleston.
Starting with Reed, the senior went out with a bang, clearing six feet in the high jump event. The win came after Reed finished second in the long jump event. He came into the championships as the No. 1 seed in both competitions.
Green’s victory came in the 200-meter dash as he finished with a time of 23.00, just edging out Wayne’s Ethan Bowens who finished with a time of 23.03. Green also competed in the 100, finishing third.
Barr rounded out the area’s championship winners, winning the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.51. She finished nearly a full second ahead of PikeView’s Erin O’Sullivan, who came in second. Barr’s finishing time in the championship was better than her qualifying time by two seconds.
Other notable finishes include Nicholas County’s Taylor Winebrenner, who finished second in the girls shot put and discus events, Erin O’Sullivan (sixth in the 1600), Shady’s Lillian Hatfield (fifth in the 300-meter hurdles) and PikeView’s Logan Keaton (sixth in the boys 800-meter run).
In the team events Shady Spring (Colton Meadows, Isaiah Valentine, Jacob Dowdy and Jaedan Holstein) finished third in the 800-meter relay while its 400-meter relay team (Meadows, Christian Riffe, Holstein and Valentine) placed fourth
The Bluefield boys (Green, Gaige Sisk, Amir Hairston and Sencere Fields) finished fourth in the 100-meter relay while the Nicholas County boys (Jonny Sweeney, Noah Miner, Wiley Crowder and Jordan Donaldson) finished sixth in the 110-meter shuttle hurdle.
On the girls side Independence (Chloe Honaker, Lillie Honaker, Sydney Weis and Taylor Mackenzie) finished fifth in the 102.5-meter shuttle hurdle
On the composite scoring side Nicholas County (seventh) and PikeView (10th) were the only two teams to score inside the top 10 on the girls side. Winfield won the team championship, accumulating 159 points with North Marion coming in second with 55.
On the boys side Point Pleasant edged out Winfield 86-74. Bluefield was the only local team to finish in the top 10, placing 10th.
For a full list of results please visit here: Class AA State Track and Field Championships results