INWOOD– In a not-so-close victory, Jefferson would top the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference Championships with a big 134 point combo. Martinsburg came in second with a final score of 107.5, while Hedgesville (96) edged Spring Mills (92.5) for third. 

In individual contests, freshman Trinity Blue took first in the 200-meter, logging her season best at 26.79. Blue edged Martinsburg senior Kelsea Anderson (27.11) for the win, who barely beat Hedgesville’s Malia Guest (27.51) 

Senior Jillian Andrews cleared first in a tight race in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.07, topping Martinsburg’s Amelia Jenkins (17.12) and Musselman’s Jordyn Sellman (17.17). 

Hailey Dillow placed second in the 100-meter just behind Spring Mills’ Sydney Banire. Dillow’s final time was 13.18, while Banire’s was 12.89.

For Washington’s best foot-race placement, junior Amber Simpson took second in the 400-meter with a time of 1:03.45.

In relays, Andrews, Jordan Carr, Makenzee Hall and Dillow took first in the 4x100 with a time of 50.85. Carr, Blue, Clara Bennett and Dillow picked up first in the 4x200 for Jefferson as well, clocking 1:48.55 over Spring Mills time of 1:48.91. 

Andrews, Brooklyn Nickens, Hall and Natalie Marrs cleaned up with a solid first place win in the 4x102.5 shuttle hurdles, beating out their rival team comprised of Georgina Grob, Brianna Pizzuti, Shelby Patton and Emily Pizzuti. Jefferson’s final time was 1:10.90, while Washington’s was 1:11.52 – edging Martinsburg who stopped the clock at 1:11.56.  

In shot put, Malaya Jones came in fourth behind Amari Wooden, but set a personal record of 31’3”.  

Emily Pizzuti claimed second in the high jump at 4’8”, while Blue took third two inches behind Pizzuti. 

Andrews easily picked ups first place in the long jump, logging 16 feet flat. Olivia Cronin took second with a length of 15”5.5”, her best so far.  

For the boys, Jefferson came in last place with 62 points, edged by Washington with 64 points. Hedgesville took first resting at 157 points. 

The Eagles took first in the 100m (a personal best for Niyjere Smith at 11.55), 110m hurdles (Oliver French’s personal best of 15.43), 4x110 shuttle hurdles (59.38), discus (EJ Heath’s personal best of 149’6”), and long jump (Sheldon Everhart’s personal best of 21’3”). 

Washington’s Trent May took second in the 400m with a time of 53.28, just behind Musselman’s Jayden Allen (52.53). May and Allen both set a personal records. 

Mark Maloney and Nikolas Runion locked down first and second in the 3200m for the Patriots with times of 10:44.90 and 10:49.50, respectively. 

Conor Wogan and Frankie Amore both beat previous personal bests in the pole vault, taking first and second with heights of 12’6” and 12’, respectively. 

Jefferson claimed first in the 4x400 relay (Justin deMoulin, Ahmad Lesesne, Dalton Weatherholtz and Lydian Jannotta) with a time of 3:34.73.  

Jefferson and Washington pick up where they left off Friday at 5:30 p.m. when they travel to Hedgesville for the Journal Invitational.

Sports Editor

A West Virginia native and 2017 graduate of WVU, Andrew writes about local high school sports from his new home in Charles Town. He also covers Shepherd and his alma mater, while still finding time to rant about the Washington Redskins.

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