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Carr, 'Dogs shine at states

May 31, 1998

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - LaToya Parks claimed two state titles on Saturday, and teammate Roshawnda Parker also got her second to lead the Martinsburg girls to a second-place finish in the Class AAA competition at the State Track & Field Championships. Parkersburg won the title with 80 points.

Parks finished first in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.55 seconds, and took the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 1/2 inch. Parker, who claimed the discus title Friday, took the shot with a throw of 39-4, edging Brandi Helmick of Jefferson (38-8 1/2).

Maggie Robinson finished second for the Bulldogs in the 100 (12.73), and was a part of the winning 400 relay (50.53). Martinsburg also finished second in the shuttle hurdle relay (1:05.81).

Jefferson finished fourth (45 points) and took the 1600 relay title with a time of 4:09.33. Michelle Van Horn finished second for the Cougars in the 1,600 (5:24.92). Adrienne Woodsmall led Hedgesville with a third-place effort in the long jump (15-9 1/4).

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Hedgesville's Adam Carr scored 20 points, tied for most in the boys meet, as the Eagles finished fourth with 55 points. Carr was second in both the 100 (11.2) and 200 (22.63), and helped his team to a victory over Jefferson in the 800 relay by .01 second (1:29.82 to 1:29.83). Hedgesville also got a 2-3 finish in the long jump by Hickory Dean (21-8 3/4) and Eli Cook (21-3).

Martinsburg won the only other area state title, taking the 1,600 relay in a time of 3:27.70. Theo Yates of Jefferson finished third in the 100 (11.25), and the Cougars also finished second in the 400 relay (43.5).

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