POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Charleston Catholic girls and the Buffalo boys came away with top honors Tuesday night at the High School All-Comers Meet held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on the campus of Point Pleasant Junior-Senior High School in Mason County.
The Bison posted a winning team tally of 164 points, which more than doubled the rest of the competition in the 10-team boys field. Charleston Catholic was the runner-up with 81 points, while Point Pleasant (80), River Valley (77) and Poca (57) rounded out the top five efforts on the boys side.
Lincoln County and Hannan respectively placed sixth and seventh with 23 and 20 points, while Ravenswood (16), South Gallia (14) and River Valley B (6) rounded out the 10-team competition.
Of the four area schools at the meet, only the Raiders managed to come away with an event title from any of the 18 events held — both of which were relays. The quartet of Dustin Bickers, John Qualls, Mark Wray and Andrew Moffett won both the 4x100m and 4x200m events with respective times of 47.07 seconds and 1:39.38.
Qualls finished second in both the 200m (24.5 seconds) and long jump (17 feet, 11.5 inches) events, while Moffett placed second in the 100m dash with a mark of 11.96 seconds.
Wray was third overall in the 400m dash with a time of 56.68 seconds, while Chance Gillman finished third in the 1600m run with a mark of 5:18.07. Jarred Mabe finished fourth in both the 110m hurdles (19.45) and high jump (5-4) competitions as well.
RVHS also had a trio of third place finishes in the 4x400m relay (3:56.41), 4x800m relay (9:44.22) and the 4x110m shuttle hurdles (1:15.48).
The Big Blacks had two runner-up finishes from Tannor Hill, which came in both the shot put (48-11) and discus (146-6) events. Hill was also third in the jigh jump with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches.
Cody Marcum was third in the 200m dash with a mark of 24.73 seconds, while Hunter White placed third in the 3200m run with a time of 10:49.19. Trevor Hawkins was also third in the pole vault with a cleared height of 7-6.
Brandon Henderson was fourth in the 800m run, while Noah Morgan finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 43-6. Tristen Hay was also fourth in the pole vault with a cleared height of 7-6.
Point Pleasant was third in the 4x200m relay (1:43.39) and also placed fourth in the 4x100m relay (48.6), 4x400m relay (4:04.62) and 4x800m relay (10:12.03).
Adam Wilson led the Wildcats with a second-place finish in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-6. Zack Killingsworth was also third in both the shot put (46-4) and discus (120-11) events.
South Gallia’s lone top-four efforts on the boys’ side came from Isiah Geiger, who finished third in the long jump (17-11.5) and fourth in the 100m dash (12.23).
On the girls’ side of things, the Lady Irish posted a winning tally of 140 points. River Valley was the runner-up with 107 points, while Point Pleasant (78), Ohio Virtual (55) and Lincoln County (43) rounded out the top five. Ravenswood (36), Buffalo (30), Poca (17) and South Gallia (14) wrapped up the finishes in the nine-team field.
The Lady Raiders led the local programs with three first-place efforts out of 18 events, while the Lady Knights collected two event championships. The Hannan girls were the only participating team not to score a point in the girls competition.
The RVHS quartet of Rachel Haddad, Ramsey Warren, Rachael Smith and Courtney Smith won the 4x200m relay event with a time of 1:54.63. Brianna McGuire was first in the shot put event with a throw of 32-3, while Warren won the 100m dash with a mark of 13.42 seconds.
Warren also placed second in the 200m dash with a time of 28.63 seconds, while Rachael Smith was second in the 100m dash with a mark of 13.83. The 4x100m relay (53.76) and 4x400m relay (4:51.16) teams also earned runner-up finishes.
Erin Jackson was third in the 400m dash with a mark of 1:09.84, while Courtney Smith placed third in the 200m dash with a time of 29.81 seconds. The RVHS 4x800m relay team was also third with a time of 13:00.56 for the Lady Raiders.
Courtney Smith was also fourth in both the 400m dash (1:10.51) and long jump (12-6) for the Lady Raiders.
The PPHS quartet of Carlee Dabney, Cassie Jordan, Kennedy Young and Siera Toles won the 4x102.5m shuttle hurdles event with a time of 1:13.03, while Aislyn Hayman won the discus with a throw of 114-5. Hayman was also third in the shot put with a heave of 30-9.
Jordan placed second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.99 seconds, while Morgan Roush was the runner-up in the discus event with a throw of 90-6. Whitney Layton was also second in the long jump (13-0) and fourth in the shot put (30-7).
Siera Toles was third in the 300m hurdles with a time of 56.64 seconds, while Brooklyn Blankenship was third in the discus with a throw of 90-3.
Dabney was fourth in the 100m hurdles with a mark of 19.19 and the PPHS 4x100m relay squad placed fourth with a time of 56.83 seconds.
The Lady Rebels had one finish in the top four, as Kelsey Corbin placed third in the high jump event with a leap of 4 feet, 4 inches.
Complete results of the All-Comers Meet held at Point Pleasant Junior-Senior High School are available on the web at baumspage.com