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Four Eagles place in State Track Meet
Seven Braxton County High athletes represented the high school in the State Track Meet at Laidley Field last weekend. Four placed among the top six in at least one of their events. One placed in two events.
Senior Bryson Dennison finished second in the Pole Vault with a distance of 14’06”. He also earned fourth place in the Long Jump at 20’00.25”.
Kate Golinsky, a junior, placed fifth in the 800 meter run and set not only a personal record but also a school record in doing so. Golinsky’s time in the 800 was 2:28.62. Golinsky also competed in the 400 meter run, in which she finished fifteenth with a time of 1:05.19.
Junior Shelby Helmick also set a personal record in the Discus Throw as she finished sixth. Helmick’s throw measured 100’08”.
Also placing in the top six in one of his events, Lucas Bonnett, a sophomore, put the shot 43’10” for sixth place. Also competing in the Discus Throw, Bonnett finished fourteenth with a throw of 109’11”.
Others who qualified for the State Meet but did not place were Jordan Utt and Jesse White. With 79’06” in the Discus Throw, Utt finished sixteenth. White placed fourteenth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.85. The boys’ 4X100 meter relay team of Isaiah Cumberledge, White, Bonnett, and Dennison placed fifteenth. Their time was 48.35.
Speaking not only of the State Meet but also the season, Coach Morlan said, “This track season has been full of surprises and countless personal records. Coach Whitford and I were blessed with 22 dedicated and determined athletes this season; however, only seven athletes made it to the State Meet. Of those seven athletes, four ended up placing in the top six of their event(s).”
The coach added, “Coach Whitford and I are tremendously proud of all BCHS athletes and particularly the ones who made it to states for one last attempt to PR and prove to the state that Braxton County means business.” He continued by referring to his team as “young,” and then said, “However, we are determined to build a program that is state champion level. I look forward to the upcoming years in the future and hope that we can continue to gain support from the county.”
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