Times West Virginian
While election season is almost upon us, two county track teams were doing a different kind of running in West Virginia’s capital city this weekend as Fairmont Senior and North Marion competed in the Gazette/ Friends of Coal Relays in Charleston.
North Marion’s girls’ team finished second and the Fairmont Senior boys’ team finished fourth.
For the girls’ side, North Marion finished up the first day of the meet in fourth place after the 4X800 relay team and the shuttle hurdle team each took second, Skylah Haught took second in the pole vault and Anna Marie Moscufo finished fifth in the high jump.
Placing on day one for Fairmont Senior was Emily Hershberger who took third in the high jump.
On day two, Marlee Angelucci set a school record in the 100-meter dash by running a 12.81 to finish third. She also finished fourth in the 200. Alexis Hillberry finished third in the 400 while Taylor Trowbridge took second in the 1,600 and third in the 800.
In the relays, North’s 4X100 team of Mckenzi Fisher, Mariah Dent, Hillberry and Angelucci and the 4X400 relay team of Hillberry, Maddie Haught, Lauren Freels and Trowbridge each won first prize. The 4X200 and 4X800 teams also each took home second place.
For Fairmont Senior’s girls, which finished seventh, Taylin Dobbs took fifth in the 400 and the 4X400 relay team took third.
Bringing home victories on the first day of action for the Polar Bears boys’ team were the shuttle hurdle team of Dakota Mouser, Chad Heldreth, Ben Stewart and Neil Scherich with a time of 59:89 while Mouser also won the high jump, clearing 5-feet, 10 inches. Fairmont Senior’s 4X800 relay team also finished second, sending the Polar Bears into Saturday’s meet in second place, trailing Bridgeport, 33-28.
North Marion’s shuttle hurdle team also finished second during Friday’s action.
On the second day, Scherich won the 110-meter hurdles, the 4X200 relay team of Malik Boddy, Joseph Bundy, Heldreth and Scherich won first place, the 4X400 relay team and 4X800 relay team each took second and Andrew Summers placed third in the shot put.
North Marion’s John Merrifield finished fourth in the 200 to help North Marion finish 11th overall.
The next meet on the schedule is the Big 10 Championship May 9 in Bridgeport.