CHARLESTON — Wheeling Park’s Torrence Walker completed his senior monitor marketing campaign with a brand new state report within the 100 meter sprint and three particular person gold medals within the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprint.
General, Park’s boys claimed Class AAA runner-up, whereas the women positioned third on Saturday at College of Charleston at Laidley Subject within the Class AAA State Monitor Meet.
Parkersburg claimed the state title on the boys’ aspect whereas Jefferson claimed the women’ championship..
Walker’s effort Saturday earned him the match’s excessive level award. He was solely .04 seconds off James Jett’s state report within the 200 meter sprint.
“I can’t even describe it,” Walker stated. “I’m going to overlook this workforce a lot. I’m simply very grateful.”
Walker broke the 100 report within the preliminaries as he clocked in at 10.50. Within the finals, he was nearly simply as quick as he timed in at 10.59.
It was proper again to enterprise for the standout senior within the 200 as he cruised to a win with a time of 21.43.
“It’s what I’ve been working for all 12 months,” Walker stated concerning the Excessive Level award. “I knew that my coach was going to place me in 4 occasions, three particular person. It’s what I used to be working for all 12 months. I’m very joyful, However once more, we got here up brief within the 4–4, so nonetheless type of upset. However that is an incredible accomplishment.”
And, whereas Walker will depart Charleston as a state report holder within the 100, he additionally will depart his alma mater with a couple of data as properly.
“He’s a particular child,” Wheeling Park coach Chris Dunaway stated. “He’s clearly the spine of this workforce and a pacesetter on the monitor. However, he’s a particular expertise and is leaving Wheeling Park as the college report holder within the 100, 200, 400 and 400 (relay). That’s fairly a profession. And a few of these data, the 400 report was nearly 40 years previous. The 100 was 30 years previous. He’s an amazing monitor athlete and an amazing child.”
One other a type of state championships was the 400 relay workforce of Alex Canestraro, Honest Sinclair, Christian Sorge and Jerrae Hawkins Jr. Sorge additionally claimed a faculty report within the pole vault. He secured second as he cleared the bar of 14-06.
Hawkins Jr. additionally put in a strong outing in his first state meet. The freshman was proper behind Walker as he took second in each the 100 and 200.
BriJaun Butler claimed a strong third place within the lengthy soar and sixth within the 110 hurdles for the Patriots whereas Andrew Glass bought fifth within the 300 hurdles.
After securing second place within the 300 hurdles and 100, Marlee Porter secured a gold medal within the 200 as she clocked in at 25.54.
“I’m tremendous excited as a result of I ended up falling brief within the 100 and 300 hurdles. To return out and win in my final open occasion is actually nice,” Porter stated.
Though she positioned second within the 100, Porter did set a brand new faculty report within the occasion.
Porter ended her day because the anchor of the profitable 4–400 workforce for the Patriots. Together with Mia Zecca, Maya Taggart and Abby Barki, the Patriots clocked in at 4:08.65.
The Patriots bought silver as Jailah Walker secured second within the excessive soar in addition to the shuttle hurdle workforce of Ellie Reasbeck, Sophie Abraham, Lillian Hanna and Joceylnn Walker. Audrey Lantz, Savannah Turner-Davis, Abby Barki and Kaylee Davis secured third in each the 4–100 and 4–200.
The 4–800 relay workforce of Merritt Delk, Adlie Abraham, Zecca and Taggart positioned fourth within the 3200.
For Brooke, Mara Pendergrast equipped the primary native victory of the day. Within the excessive soar, the senior cleared the bar at 5-04 to safe the gold.
“I’m actually on cloud 9 proper now,” Pendergrast stated. “I don’t know easy methods to really feel, I don’t know easy methods to act. I got here in right here and simply stated to do no matter I can. What occurs, occurs and if I win, I win. I suppose I did.”
John Marshall’s Camryn Mowder secured three medals as she positioned fourth within the excessive soar and secured sixth within the 100 hurdles. Mowder was additionally on the fourth-place shuttle hurdle workforce with Madelyn Cisar, Zara Zervos and Brielle Bumgardner. Zervos additionally positioned fifth within the 800.
Additionally securing a medal for the Monarchs was Elle Ranney as she secured sixth within the shot put.