In 110 Hurdles
Dustin Martin finished 1st place in the 110m high hurdles. The 4x100m relay team set a new school record with a time of 44.55 seconds. (Photo by Chris Johnson)
Lewis County High School was the host school for the Class AAA Region 2 Track Meet held at Lewis County High School on May 8. The Minutemen placed in 7th with a total of 36 points scored.
Dustin Martin won the Class AAA Region II championship in the 110 hurdles on Wednesday, May 8 qualifying him for the state meet on May 17 & 18.
He also automatically qualified with a 2nd place finish in the 300m hurdles, and 3rd place finish in the 4x100m relay.
Jefferson won the boys meet with Buckhannon Upshur taking first place honors in the girls meet. A top three finish in each event at the four regionals except for the pole vault and high jump guaranteed a spot in the upcoming state track meet.
Earning spots in the upcoming state meet for Lewis County were Dustin Martin with a first place finish in the 110 meter hurdles 39" (15.36), Dustin Martin 2nd place 300 meter hurdles, Malik Conway, Chris Gum, Dustin Martin and Caleb Butcher 3rd place 4 x 100 meter relay and Caleb Butcher 3rd place long jump.
Other top finishers at the regionals included Chris Gum 6th place 100 meter dash and Jon Jerden, Sam Ellis, Dustin Martin and Braden Montgomery 6th place 4 x 110 meter shuttle hurdles.
The 4x100m relay team set a new school record with a time of 44.55 seconds.
The Minutemen performers who earned state berths will be in action this Friday and Saturday May 17 and 18 at Laidley Field in Charleston.
The Robert L. Bland Patriots and Lady Patriots track teams traveled to Bridgeport to compete in the Harry Green Middle School Invitational Tack Meet held at Bridgeport High School on Saturday, May 11.
The Patriots finished in 15th place with 5 points while the Lady Patriots finished in 7th place with 24 points. Eastern Greenbrier won the girls meet while Winfield took the boys meet.
Top finishers for the Lady Patriots were Emily Louk 3rd place 800 meter run, Emily Louk 3rd place 3200 meter run, Emliee Spangler, Sarah Post, Sarah Flesher and Maddie Paugh 4th place 4 x 400 meter relay and Sarah Flesher, Sarah Post, Emliee Spangler and Emily Louk 2nd place 4 x 800 meter relay.
Gaining top finishes for the Patriots were Logan Burkhammer, Nathan Layton, Hunter Mitchell and Joseph Rubio 6th place 4 x 65 meter shuttle hurdles and Trey Crowl 4th place pole vault.