Prep Area Roundup

May 20, 2007


CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Meghan Mock set a West Virginia Class AA girls record in the 300-meter hurdles on Saturday, winning the state title in 44.80 seconds to help Berkeley Springs finish second in the girls team standings.

Rachel Buser won the girls 1,600 in 5 minutes, 16.51 seconds for the Indians, who got second-place finishes from Mock in the 800 (2:26.11) and Katie Whittington in the shot put (33 feet, 4 3/4 inches).

Berkeley Springs' boys finished third in Class AA. Leonard Roach finished second in the 1,600 in 4:31.41 and fifth in the 800 in 2:01.42. Brian Ness finished third in the 300 hurdles in 40.49 seconds and Paul Truitt took fifth in 40.92. The Indians' 400 relay team of Mike Hunter, Nick Stewart, Jaron Freeman and Aaron Gould finished second in 44.54 seconds, and the 800 relay team of Samson Gianessi, Dexter Hazel, Joshua Webb and Cameron Brown took third in 1:33.41.


Roach also exchanged bronze for silver in Friday's 3,200, due to a disqualification announced Saturday.

In Class AAA, Hedgesville's boys finished third behind the first-place finish of the 800 relay team of Johnathan Chambers, Taylor Hockman, Jordan Reed and Adam Leonard, who clocked 1:30.79.

The Eagles finished second in the 400 relay in 43.74 seconds - .16 seconds behind Jefferson's gold medal-winning team of Keenan DeLawder, Dewey McDonald, Tyler Hester and Brandon Saunders - and got top-six finished from Will Roberts in the pole vault (fourth, 13 feet), Robin Dean in the 110 hurdles (fifth, 15.44 seconds) and Reed in the 100 (sixth, 11.10).

McDonald won the high jump title by clearing 6 feet, 4 inches for the Cougars. Jefferson's 800 relay team finished fourth in 1:31.39.

Martinsburg got top-five finishes in the 1,600 relay (third, 3:26.16), 400 relay (fourth, 44.46) and the 800 relay (fifth, 1:32.81).

Jefferson's girls finished fourth in the team standings. The Cougars' 400 relay team finished second in 50.43 seconds.

Musselman's Alaina Pletcher turned in two top-five performances, finishing third in the 200 in 25.91 seconds, and fifth in the 400 in 1:00.18. The Applemen's 400 relay team finished sixth in 51.28 seconds.

Martinsburg's Iesha Robinson finished sixth in the 100 hurdles in 16.41 seconds.

PIAA District 3 meet

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg's Anyssa Barbour and Tappah Dinnall each won Class AAA gold Saturday at Shippensburg University.

Barbour won the girls 100 in 12.16 seconds, helping the Trojans finish third in the team standings. Barbour fell .05 seconds short of a double, finishing second in the 200 in 25.28. Harrisburg's Tiera Smith won in 25.23.

Sarah Morrison finished second in the girls 1,600 in 4:58.94 and sixth in the 800 in 2:19.39 for Chambersburg. Amanda Collier finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, and Catherine Jones finished fifth in the javelin with a throw of 115-3.

Greencastle's Rebecca Rider finished sixth in the 100 hurdles in 15.81 seconds.

Dinnall won the boys shot put title with a throw of 56 feet, 7 inches, leading the Trojans to fifth place as a team. Aaron McKenzie took fourth with an effort of 50-10 for Waynesboro, which finished seventh.

Chambersburg's Armond Perez finished fourth in the high jump, clearing 6-2. The Trojans' 3,200 relay team finished third in 7:59.83.

The Indians got a fifth-place finish from John Stoops in the discus (150-11) and a sixth-place finish from Terrell Rickard in the 400 (50.91).

Dion Lehman finished fourth in the long jump, clearing 22-2 1/4 for James Buchanan, which finished sixth in the 400 relay (43.84).

Greencastle's Tim Wertner finished fifth in the 1,600 in 4:31.24.


Goretti 17, Covenant Life 2

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - David Plank threw a complete-game one-hitter with nine strikeouts and J.J. O'Neill had three hits as St. Maria Goretti defeated Covenant Life in the semifinals of the Maryland Private School State Playoffs.

Will Murray and Plank each had two hits with three RBI and Jay Donoghue and Alexander Zoretich added two hits each for the Gaels.

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