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Preps Area Roundup

May 19, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Meghan Mock set state-meet records in the Class AA long jump and high jump to help lift Berkeley Springs into the early lead after the first day of the West Virginia Track & Field Championships on Friday.

Mock's jump of 17 feet, 11 inches bettered the previous mark of 17-9 3/4, which stood for 25 years.

Mock also won gold in the high jump with a mark of 5-8, equaling the all-time Tri-State record held by Boonsboro's Kelly Lowery (1987) and Hedgesville's Natasha Redman (2006). Amber Booher was fifth at 4-10. She broke her own meet record of 5-6, set last year.

Berkeley Springs leads the competition through the first day with 38 points. Winfield is second with 22.

Rachel Buser easily won the 3,200-meter race in 11:19.77, 17 seconds faster than her closest pursuer. Breanna Henry was sixth in 12:01.17. The girls 3,200 relay team finished fourth in 10:11.37. Kelsey McCoy was sixth in the discus (96-11).

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The Berkeley Springs boys are third with 20 points, trailing Winfield (44.5) and Webster County (20.5). Brian Ness finished second in the long jump (20-3) and fourth in the high jump (6-0). Foster Sirbaugh finished in a tie for fifth in the high jump (5-10). Leonard Roach was third in the 3,200 (9:46.94) and the shuttle hurdle relay team finished sixth (1:01.99).

In Class AAA, Hedgesville's girls are tied for seventh with 8 points, while Jefferson is in a three-way tie for ninth with 6 points.

Jefferson's Brooke Boening was third (11:21.36) in the 3,200.

In the 100 trials, Jefferson's Brittany Carr qualified second and Chelsea Flinchum was seventh and Musselman's Alaina Pletcher qualified sixth for today's final. Pletcher also qualified fifth for the 200 final.

Hedgesville's shuttle hurdle relay team finished second in 1:07.03 and Katie Rude qualified sixth for the 100 hurdles final. Martinsburg's Iesha Robinson qualified eighth in the 100 hurdles.

The Martinsburg boys are tied for fourth place with 14 points. Hedgesville is seventh with 9 points and Jefferson is 19th with 1 point.

Martinsburg's Matthew Porter won the discus with a throw of 145-1. The Bulldogs finished fourth in the 3,200 relay (8:21.70)

Hedgesville's shuttle hurdle relay team placed sixth in 59.76 seconds and Robin Dean was second in the long jump (21-1). Dean qualified fourth in the 110 hurdles, Jordan Reed qualified sixth in the 100 and Adam Leonard qualified seventh in the 200.

Jefferson's Cory Hampshire placed sixth in the 3,200 (9:55.67).

Grove third in 3,200

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg's Corey Grove placed third in the Class AAA boys 3,200-meter run in an area-leading 9:25.14 during the first day of the PIAA District 3 championships.

Waynesboro's Devin Sims was fourth in the Class AAA boys triple jump in 44-9 1/2, and James Buchanan's Lindsey Hollenshead was fourth in the Class AA girls 3,200 in 11:24.53.

All three athletes qualified for next week's state meet.




PREP SOFTBALL



Greencastle 10, East Pennsboro 0

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Sarah Signore went 4-for-4, including a home run, with three RBI to lead Greencastle-Antrim in a rout of East Pennsboro in a Pennsylvania District 3-AAA first-round playoff game. Signore struck out 11 in a one-hitter.

Kayla Pond and Roxanne DeWalt each had two hits, Rachel Statler had a three-run blast and Brittany Main added a two-RBI double for the Blue Devils (19-4).




PREP BASEBALL



Riverdale Baptist 6, Mercersburg 5

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Mercersburg Academy scored three runs to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning, but Riverdale Baptist came right back with three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning and held off the Blue Storm.

Drew Crofton had two hits and Clint Brown hit a solo homer for the Blue Storm (14-11).

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