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EHS boys, PB girls capture first at meet

April 18, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

The Elkins High School boys track team captured a four-team home meet Tuesday at Elkins High School.

The Tigers won the meet with a score of 85. Philip Barbour (82), Lincoln (63) and Tygarts Valley (6) followed.

Cam Viney had three first-place finishes to lead Elkins' attack. Viney took top honors in the 110-meter hurdles (14.90), 300-meter hurdles (43.51) and 400-meter dash (50.62).

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Elkins High School’s Linsey McCollam and Alexis Dewitt compete in the 300-meter hurdles Tuesday at Elkins High School. The Lady Tigers finished second at the meet.

Karl Smakula (800-meter run), Zack Burnside (high jump), Daniel Crawford (long jump) and James White (pole vault) also placed for the EHS.

The Tigers also won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:13.41. James White, Matt Wallace, Austin Hamrick and Zack Burnside makes up the team.

"We were able to step back and have a fun with a no pressure meet today," Elkins coach Matt Lewis said. "I had my throwers running our sprint relays and Zack Burnside went from the high jump to throw (the) shot (put). Karl Smakula stepped out of his comfort zone to run the 100-meter dash.

"It was just nice to not be so serious, and also along the way James White set a personal best in winning the pole vault. Viney also had stellar performance in the hurdles."

Matt Crickard (100-meter), Wes Anderson (1,600-meter run) and Matt King (3,200-meter) all took homer first place finishes for Philip Barbour.

The Colts won two relay events. Anderson, Scott Nesland, Matt King and Gerald Furby won the 4x800. Anderson, Brandon Poling, David Robinson and Quentin Mouser took top honors in the shuttle hurdle relay.

Philip Barbour won the girls competition with an 87. Elkins (83), Lincoln (71) and Tygarts Valley (5).

Brianna Waybright had two first-place finishes (1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run) to lead PBHS. Allison Villers placed first in the 800-meter run.

The Lady Colts won the 4x200 meter relay (Alexis Kinkaid, Jacqueline Boyd, Gabrielle Kyle and Shelby Daugherty) and 4x800 relay (Amber Abbott, Allison Villers, Marissa Long and Waybright).

Elkins' Ashley Simmons had two first-place finishes in the shot put and discus.

The Lady Tigers won the 4x100 relay (Kathlyne Simmons, Isabella Nieves, Ashley Simmons and Paige Harrison) and 4x400 relay (Tenny DeMarco, Alexis Dewitt, Harrison and Nieves).

"The girls are starting to come together," Elkins coach Scott Biola said. "I feel we're getting the right combination with the relay teams."

Elkins travels to Buckhannon-Upshur on Monday.



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