Jefferson’s boys and girls track and field teams are emerging as contenders on the regional and state level. Judging by their performances at last Saturday’s Journal –Hedgesville Invitational Track and Field Meet at Hedgesville High School, the Cougars are getting more and more focused on the post season, which is just a few weeks away.
Jefferson swept the boys and girls team titles. The Cougar boys won with 127 points, defeating runner-up Washington (102). Musselman got third (87.5).
The Cougar girls defeated Hedgesville, 127-94, with Spring Mills third (88). The Patriots finished fifth (52).
Isaiah Fritts led Jefferson’s boys with four wins. He swept the 200 (22.62 seconds), 400 (51.53) and ran on the winning 4x100 (44.69) and 4x200 (1:33.15) relay teams.
Justin Gottlieb and Justin deMoulin were triple-winners for Jefferson’s boys. Gottlieb won the 1,600 (4:45.59) and ran on the winning 4x400 (3:37.66) and 4x800 (8:45.94) relay teams. DeMoulin ran on the winning 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams.
Kyle de Nobel won the 800 (2:06.34) and ran on the winning 4x800 relay team (8:45.94). Caleb Shelton ran on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Chase Brown won the 300 hurdles (44.66) and ran on the winning 4x00 relay team.
Harris Kester ran on the winning 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.
Keyshawn Robinson ran on the winning 4x100 relay team. Christian Blowe ran on the winning 4x200 relay team. Cameron Jennings ran on the winning 4x800 relay team. Jullian Matthews swept the shot put (43 feet, 11 ½ inches) and discus (123-2).
Washington’s John Larsen won the 3,200 (10:36.93).
In the girls’ meet, Jefferson’s Hailey Dillow and Lorelei Bangit were triple-winners. Dillow won the 100 (12.93) and ran on the winning 4x100 (51.22) and 4x200 relay teams (1:49.93). Bangit won the 200 (25.0), 400 (1:01.25) and ran on the winning 4x100 relay team. Jordan Carr and Trinity Blue ran on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.
Arayia Maiben was on the winning 4x200 relay team.
Washington’s Emily Pizzuti was a triple-winner. She won the 100 hurdles (16.18), high jump (4-10) and ran on the winning sprint hurdles team (1:13.44), along with Brianna Pizzuti, Ayrial Warner and Rebecca Vezzozi.