Doddridge girls win title #11, BHS sweeps, Canary cruises (State Track Recap)
(Includes comments from Craig Kellar, Jonna Ferrell, Jonathan Griffith, Emilee Yurish, Isabella Bowen & Freddy Canary)
We begin the recap with the Class "A" ladies. For the first time since 2007, Doddridge County claimed a state title. And sophomore Jonna Ferrell accounted for 40 of her team's 89 points. Ferrell scored victories in the 100 meter, the 200 and the 400, the latter came in a state record time of 56.55 seconds. The 'Dogs also scored 22 points in relays. She claimed high point honors with a Friday victory in the long jump. The title is the eleventh in school history.
In "AA", Bridgeport matched their feat from 2014, sweeps the boys and girls titles. The boys scored one victory today from Christopher Trent in the shot put. Maverick Eddy took a pair of third places in the 100 and the 200. Mark Duez and Braden Oldaker both posted a pair of top 4 finishes in distance and hurdles respectively.
The Bridgeport ladies dominated the field with a 52-point win over Winfield. Isabella Bowen went 3-for-3 in the sprints en route to high point honors. Julia Muller added a victory in the mile. Kristen Crowder won the high jump and anchored two winning relay teams as the Indians won their third state title.
The defending "AAA" champs from Morgantown finished as runners-up. The Mohigans posted eight top 5 finishes on Saturday.
In the Class "A" boys competition, South Harrison's Freddy Canary capped a sterling career with three more titles. Canary cruised to victory in the 100, 200 and the 400. He was also second in the long jump. The future WV State running back owns ten career championships.
Gilmer County's Sada Wright is a double-winner. She won the shot put first and then set a state record in the discus with a winning throw of 137 feet, 9 inches. That broke the previous mark by over eleven feet.
Six other local athletes took individual titles on Saturday. Doddridge County's Griffin Devericks won the 300 hurdles. The Bulldogs finished third in a competitive Class "A" field.
Trinity's Shawnee Jenkins won the 100 meter hurdles.
Tucker County senior Sydney Moore capped her career with the Mountain Lions by winning the 300 hurdle crown.
Morgantown senior Alajuan Robinson broke 49 seconds in winning the 400 meter run.
And Lewis County took home a pair of titles. Senior Adam Cutlip won the 100 meter run in 11.22 seconds. And fellow senior Emily Louk won her final high school race, taking the title in the 800 meter