POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Hurricane girls came away with top honors Thursday night during the 2016 Paul Wood Track and Field Invitational held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on the campus of Point Pleasant High School in Mason County.
The Lady Indians proved to be the best of 13 teams after scoring 145 points, which was 30 points better than the field. Point Pleasant was second overall with 115 points, while Ohio Valley Christian (45) and Wahama (35) respectively placed fifth and sixth.
The Lady Knights won four of the 18 events, including a pair of win by Aislyn Hayman in the shot put (37-2) and discus (117-9) events. Ariat Rollins and Gabrielle Koons also scored a one-two finish in the pole vault with matching heights of 6 feet, which Rollins won on a tiebreaker.
The quartet of Bri Reymond, Kyla Scott, Carlee Dabney and Teagan Hay also won the 4x100m relay event with a time of 53.22 seconds.
Scott, Hay, Sydney Moore and Madison Hatfield collectively placed second in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:54.95. Cierra Porter was the high jump (5-0) runner-up and Morgan Roush was second in the discus with a heave of 93 feet, 7 inches.
Hatfield earned a pair of third place efforts in the 200m (29.30) and 400m (1:04.85) dashes, while Dabney was third in the 100m hurdles with a mark of 17.67 seconds.
Hatfield, Hay, Reymond and Allison Henderson were third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:42.89, while Henderson, Cierra Beatty, Lexi Watkins-Lovejoy and Ashley Flory placed third in the 4x800m relay with a mark of 11:43.29.
Reymond completed the Lady Knights’ top-four efforts by finishing fourth in the long jump with a leap of 13 feet, 11.5 inches.
OVCS received an impressive performance from junior Rachel Sargent, who earned a trio of first place efforts to go along with a third place finish in the long jump at 14 feet, 6 inches. Sargent was first in the 100m (13.18), 200m (27.46) and 400m (1:10.66) dashes.
Katie Bradley also scored a second place effort in the shot put for the Lady Defenders with a throw of 34 feet, 2 inches.
Kaleigh Stewart led the Lady Falcons by winning the the long jump (15-6) while also finishing fourth in the 100m dash with a mark of 13.56 seconds. Lizzy Mullins was also second in the 100m dash with a time of 13.36 seconds.
Mullins, Stewart, Rebekah Roach and Skylar Riffle also put together a pair of third place efforts in both the 4x100m (54.91) and 4x200m (1:58.72) relay events.
Hannan also scored one point and finished 13th overall as Cassidy Duffer finished sixth in the discus with a throw of 79 feet, 6 inches.
Complete results of the 2016 Paul Wood Track and Field Invitational are available on the web at runwv.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
Source: Gallipolis Daily Tribune