More than a Thousand Athletes, Fans to Attend Annual Harry Green Invitational Meet at Jamison Field

By Jeff Toquinto on April 21, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

For the past 15 years, the Harry Green Invitational Track Meet hosted by Bridgeport High School has been witness to some of the best high prep teams and athletes in West Virginia. Year 16 of the events scheduled for Saturday doesn’t appear to be any different.
 
A total of 21 teams, including four from Maryland, will take part in the event at the Wayne Jamison Field complex. The meet begins at 11 a.m.
 
“With the competition coming in for this meet, you will definitely know where you stand.  This may be the toughest field ever for a meet at Wayne Jamison Field,” said BHS Coach Jon Griffith.
 
Griffith’s words aren’t hyperbole.  Along with the Bridgeport teams, those participating include Nicholas County, Keyser, Philip Barbour, Point Pleasant (girls team only), Independence, Braxton County, Northern Garrett (MD), Allegany (MD), Roane County, South Harrison, Bishop Donahue, Liberty, Reservoir (MD), Poca, Northwest (MD), Winfield, Robert C. Byrd, Lewis County, and Mingo Central. Several high schools will have multiple team entrants.
 
The field boasts seven of the top 10 boys Class AA teams. That list includes top-ranked Winfield, No. 2 Bridgeport, No. 3 Poca, No. 4 Lewis County, No. 8 Roane County, No. 9 Nicholas County  and No. 10 Independence.
 
“There’s a host of perennially strong teams as well in Keyser, Point Pleasant, South Harrison and RCB,” said Griffith. “This will be one of the strongest fields ever for the Harry Green Statewide Invitational.”
 
Griffith isn’t the only one looking forward to the competition. Count defending Class AA champion Coach Emilee Stout as another who is looking to see how her team fares against a strong field.
 
This Saturday will be another good test, especially competing with about 18 other teams. I'm looking forward to seeing how our girls pair up with everyone else in the mix,” said Stout.
 
 
The girls’ field features Class AA No. 1 Winfield, No. 2 HS, No. 5 Point Pleasant, No. 6 Roane County, No. 7 Philip Barbour, No. 8 Liberty and No. 10 Lewis County.
 
The girls have won the event for the last two years. Bridgeport last win for the boys came in 2013. Keyser won the boys’ division in 2016.
 
 
Hundreds of athletes and spectators will be in attendance. The cost to attend is $5. Concessions and t-shirts will be available.
 
Click HERE for the Web site with additional information.
 


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