The Times West Virginian

April 7, 2014

FSHS boys, NMHS girls track finish in top three


Times West Virginian

ELKINS  — North Marion’s and Fairmont Senior’s track teams took to the course at Elkins over the weekend for the Irwin Invitational on Saturday. When the final gun sounded, Fairmont Senior’s boys had finished second out of nine teams while North Marion’s girls took third out of nine teams.

For the Polar Bears, Neil Scherich took first in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 200-meter dash; Matt Strand took second in the 800-meter run and third in the 400-meter dash; Chad Heldreth took third in the 110-meter high hurdles; and Jakeb VanHorn took fourth in the 3200-meter run. Three Polar Bear runners also finished 1-2-3 in the 100-meter dash with Ben Stewart taking first, Heldreth second and Malik Boddy third.

In the relays, the team of Boddy, Brent Wyne, Stewart and Sherich took first in the 4X100; Boddy, Brian Curry, Heldreth and Stewart took first in the 4X200; Boddy, Scherich, Heldreth and Strand took third in the 4X400; and Wyne, Caleb Nickerson, Gage Clemens and VanHorn took fourth in the 4X800.

In the field portion, Daquan Hilson and Andrew Summers took first and fifth in the shot put, respectively, while Logan Spicer and Logan Kish took third and fourth in the discuss.

For the North Marion girls’ squad, Taylor Trowbridge and Marlee Angelucci continued to flex their muscles. Trowbridge finished second in the 1600 with a personal record of 5:56 and fifth in the 800 while Angelucci took first in the 100- and 200-meter dash. Alexis Hillberry took fourth in the 400 and Presley Tuttle took fourth in the 200. The girls’ shuttle hurdle won first place while the 4X100 and 4X200 both took second place and the 4X400 took fourth. In the field, Skylah Haught placed second in the pole vault.

As for the Lady Polar Bears, which finished sixth overall, Natalia Parker took home first in the 100 and 300 hurdles while Taylin Dobbs took sixth in the 400 and Kara Swann sixth in the 200. For the relays, the shuttle hurdle team of Bethann White, Shania Riffle, Emily Hershberger and Parker took third and the 4X100 team of Madison Uphold, Seneca Williams, Chantel Freeman and Swann took sixth.

The Lady Polar Bears cleaned up in the field portion of the meet as Riffle won the high jump by clearing four feet, ten inches while Hershberger tied for second in the high jump and Mattie Koch took sixth in the long jump. Bethany McPherson finished third in the pole vault by clearing six feet, five inches.

North Marion’s boys’ team took home a sixth-place finish, led by some solid relay finishes.

The 4X200 team took second and the 4X100 team took third along with the shuttle hurdle team.

Individually, Cody Colisinio took fifth in the 400 and sixth in the 100; Logan Merrifield took fourth in the 200; Alex Myers took sixth in the 3200 and the 1600; and Frankie Thomas took sixth in the high jump.