Black Knights compete in Winfield Invite

By Paul Boggs -

WINFIELD, W. Va. — The Point Pleasant High School track and field teams were among the 14 programs which competed at Friday night’s Dick Dunlap Winfield Classic Invitational.

Of the 14 girls clubs which scored points, Point Pleasant was eighth with 23 — as host Winfield ran away with the team championship and amassed 168.

On the boys side, a dozen teams tallied points — and the Black Knights notched 20 for a ninth-place finish.

Once again, Winfield won the team title with 107.25 points.

The top performer for the Point Pleasant girls was junior Aislyn Hayman, who captured the championship in the discus throw with a toss of 117-feet and eight inches.

Hayman also placed third in the shot put, throwing 34-feet and 11 inches — as Ericka Budd of Huntington hit 40-feet for the championship.

Hayman had 10 points for the discus title, and another six for the shot put place.

The Lady Knights also scored at least one point in each of the four relay races, placing fifth in the 4x100m and 4x400m worth two points apiece — and one point apiece in the 4x200m and 4x800m.

Madison Hatfield had one point for her sixth-place finish in the 400m dash.

Speaking of the 400m dash, Shebaniah Harris won the boys championship in that event, completing the lap in 52.05 seconds and securing half of the Black Knights’ 20 points.

Harris also ran the second leg of Point’s 4x100m relay team, which finished fourth and scored four points.

Justin Brumfield ran the opening leg, Cason Payne the third, and Grant Safford the anchor.

Placing fifth for Point Pleasant and earning two points apiece were Trevor Hawkins in the pole vault and Joseph Clark in the shot put.

The 4x100m shuttle hurdles relay quartet had one point, as did Keyshawn Stover for finishing sixth in the 100m dash.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs