Warriors Place First At Elkins Track Meet
Elkins, West Virginia –
–Lady Warriors Come In Second
— PCHS ranked in seven events in latest top-ten best performances
Retired veteran PCHS track coach Delmos Barb was hired by the board of education to finish out the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year as head boys track coach effective April 25. On April 26 Coach Barb and girls head coach Kay Wiley took their teams to an eight-school meet at Elkins High School that was hosted by Tucker County. Ten minutes before the meet was to start, rain soaked the Elkins track.
The improving PCHS boys team took their first win of the season by scoring 147 points on a wet track and field, taking first place with 14 boys bringing home medals for first through sixth place finishes. Boys teams placing in the next seven positions were: #2 Tucker County – 137 points, #3 Pendleton County – 98, #4 East Hardy – 70, #5 Elkins – 50, #6 Class AA Petersburg – 13, #7 Tygarts Valley – 10 and #8 Union Grant – 4. State-ranked #6 Class AAA Elkins did not enter most of their boys who had qualified for the Gazette Relays on Friday and Saturday.
The girls meet was dominated by #4 state-ranked Tucker County who took first place and scored a meet high 230.4 points. Tucker is a young team with only three seniors and nine freshmen of a 23-girl roster, and several freshmen led their events. PCHS will move to this region next season. Girls teams placing in the next seven positions at the meet were: #2 Class AA Petersburg – 64.4, #3 Pendleton County – 59, #4 Elkins – 54.8, #5 Union – 35, #6 Pocahontas County – 31, #7 East Hardy – 27.4 and #8 Tygarts Valley – 6. Twelve Lady Warriors brought home medals.
Junior Samantha Walton led the PCHS girls with three medals. The PCHS boys were led by five Warriors with the maximum four medals each: seniors Curtis Pyles, Jesse Taylor and Bill Kelley and juniors Kyler Doss and Seth Painter. Juniors Parker White and Clayton Irvine each brought home three medals.
Winning gold in four events for the PCHS boys were: Doss (100m – 11.82); Irvine (3200m – 11:21.36); and Doss, Pyles, Kelley and Painter (4x100m – 47.08 and 4x200m -1:37.28).
Winning silver in six events were: Painter (100m – 12.05), Pyles (200m – 23.75), White (800m – 2:28.07), Irvine (1600m – 5:13.18), Taylor (high jump – 5-8), and sophomore Judd Walther (discus – 114-03).
Winning bronze in eight events were: Painter (200m – 24.05); Taylor (110m hurdles – 17.05 and 300m hurdles – 45.30); sophomore Andrew Morrison, White, and juniors George Faerber and Levi Hefner (4x400m – 4:18.49); Morrison, Faerber, White and Irvine (4x800m – 9:47.63); Pyles, Taylor, Kelley and freshman Stephen Simmons (shuttle hurdles – 1:05.98); Kelley (high jump – 5-04); and sophomore Devin Rose (shot put – 39-09).
Four Warriors won medals for fourth, fifth or sixth place in three events: Doss, Walther, junior Ryan Cain and Rose.