The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

May 19, 2014

NMHS’s Alexis Hillberry sprints to states

FAIRMONT — On Thursday, North Marion’s girls’ track team made history when it won the Region I meet at Ritchie County for the first time in school history.

One of the key pieces that helped the Huskies achieve the milestone was senior Alexis Hillberry. She qualified for the state meet in each of her four events and had a hand in scoring 32 of North Marion’s team-high 108 points.

The senior, who committed to run track at West Virginia Wesleyan next year, took third in the 400 with a time of 1:05.35.

She was also part of the first-place 4x200 meter team (1:52.95), the second-place 4x100 meter team (53.50) and the second-place 4x400 meter team (4:27.44).

She’ll look to continue her success on the track when the Class AA state meet begins on Thursday.

For her strong showing at the regional meet, Hillberry 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.

To vote for next week’s player of the week, visit timeswv.com/playeroftheweek after Friday night’s action.

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