Indian Boys Second, Girls Third as Class AA State Track and Field Meet's First Day Comes to Conclusion

By Jeff Toquinto on May 19, 2017 via

Bridgeport’s boys’ track team was in second place, one point out of first after the opening day of the Class AA state track meet at Laidley Field in Charleston. The girls weren’t faring too bad either as they stood in third place, just three points off the lead.
The Indians had 33 points, which was one off of the pace of Poca. The Dots’ boys had 34 points to lead the way after day one.
The girls were behind Big 10 foe Philip Barbour, who paced the meet with 25 points. Favored Winfield was in second with 24 points, while Bridgeport had 22 points.
The boys started the day on a strong note. In the first completed event of the meet, the 4x800 team managed to set a new school record on their way to a second place finish.
Juniors Tristan Shaw, Coleton Marsh and Mark Duez joined with senior Jimmy Lacaria to post a time of 8 minutes, 6.95 seconds. That was off the winning pace of Berkeley Springs, which won with a time of 8 minutes, 3.17 seconds.
In the first completed field event of the day, the Indians also got a runner-up spot. Christopher Trent’s late-season dominance continued as his throw of 51 feet, 9 inches was good enough for second place. Poca’s Chase Dotson won the event with a heave of 53 feet, 6.5 inches.
Trent added another point for the Indians in the discus with a throw of 140 feet, 8 inches. Dotson also won that event with a throw of just over 170 feet.
The boys earned a fourth place finish in the shuttles. Braeden Oldaker, Josh Osborn, Tristan Show and Trenton Shaw earned the team points with a time of 59.51 seconds. East Fairmont won the event.
In the final boys’ event of the day, Bridgeport picked up its third second place finish. Jimmy Lacaria came in second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 41.48 seconds. Teammate Mark Duez was fourth in the same event as he posted a time of 9 minutes, 49.86 seconds. Winfield’s Aaron Withrow won the event.
Like the boys, the girls also earned a runner-up spot in their first event of the day. The 4x800 squad of Olivia Arbogast, McKenna Eddy, Kirstin George and Julia Muller posted a time of 9 minutes, 54.76 seconds to come in second to Winfield’s winning time of 9 minutes, 45.73 seconds.
BHS and Winfield repeated the scenario in the shuttle hurdle relay event. The group of Ashton Miller, Sarah Kinney, Emily Meade and Hallie Davis posted a time of 1 minute, 7.35 seconds. The Generals won the event in 1 minute, 3.31 seconds, which broke a state meet record.
The late-year surge of Julia Muller continued at the state meet. The sophomore finished third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 37.23 seconds.
The meet resumes tomorrow at 9 a.m. The final event is set for 4:58 p.m. in Class AA.
You can click HERE to see complete updates of events as they occur Saturday of the meet and team scores in all three classifications.

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