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Player of the Week

June 2, 2014

Player of the Week, June 2: Skylah Haught

FAIRMONT — Oftentimes during a track meet, one participant can jump ahead of the others. For Skylah Haught, she took that sentiment literally.

Haught, a junior member of the North Marion girls’ track team, jumped her way to victory in the Girls’ AA pole vault at the state track meet, clearing a height of 8-feet, 6-inches to become the first pole vault state champion in the school’s history.

In addition to her first-place finish, Haught found success in other events at the state meet.

Her distance of 14-foot-11.5 was good enough for sixth in the long jump, just the third time the junior had tried the event.

She also teamed up with Lauren Freels, Hanah Gordon and Taylor Trowbridge to take fouth in the 4X800-meter relay.

In all, Haught helped score 15 of North Marion’s 43 points to help the Lady Huskies finish fourth at the state meet.

For her strong performance, Haught was voted this week’s I-79 Joe Romeo’s Times West Virginian player of the week and will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from Applebee’s of Fairmont.

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