The Wyoming County track teams both enjoyed success in last week’s Region 3 meet at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
Here is a list of area competitors results:
4 x 800 relay team, fourth place: Sarah Cook, Jasmin Mounts, Latasha Acord, Angela Phillips.
1600 meter run: Britney Cochran, second place.
4 x 100 relay, sixth place: Aleyah Walters, Makayla Martin, Hannah Toler and Jillianna Walker.
3200 meter run: Britney Cochran, fifth place.
4 x 400 relay team, fifth place: Cook, Phillips, Toler and Cochran.
Long jump: Jillianna Walker, second place.
4 x 800 relay team, fifth place: D.J. Belcher, Chase Gibson, James Bragg and Ethan Abbott.
4 x 200 relay team, fourth place: Issac Mosley, Noah Vance, Wesley Helmandollar and Jacob Stafford.
1600 meter run: Justin Cochran, first place.
4 x 100 relay team, second place: Helmandollar, Stafford, Mosley and Vance.
800 meter run: Justin Cochran, fifth place.
4 x 400 relay team, sixth place: Helmandollar, Mosley, Vance and Cochran.
Discus throw: Micheal Cline, fifth place.
High jump: Ethan Abbott, fifth place.
Wyoming East qualifiers for state:
Apollonia Turrisi, shot put.
200 meter run: Logan Davidson
High jump: Nick Woodrum
400 meter run: Jacob Harris
1600 meter run: Dalton Blake
4 x 200 relay team: James Sampson, Jacob Harris, Nick Woodrum, Logan Davidson
800 run: Jacob Harris
4 x 400 relay team: Nick Woodrum, Logan Davidson, Dalton Blake and Jacob Harris.
“This team far exceeded my expectations,” said East track coach Terri Blake. “Last year we qualified in three events (4 x 800, boys disc, high jump). this year we qualified in six boys events and one girls event.
“We have had a great year working toward the ultimate goal,” she commented. “Last year, Jacob Harris narrowly missed qualifying in the 400 meter dash and this year qualified not only in the 400 but the 800 individual events.”
The boys team, she noted, “has truly exemplified the qualities necessary to move on to the next level of competition. Dedicati, perseverance, great work ethic.
“They are constantly looking for opportunities to improve perfomance,” Blake added.
The state meet will be held this Friday and Saturday in Charleston.
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.