WILLIAMSTOWN - For the first time in the six-year history of the Ryan Jobes Spring Special, the Williamstown girls took the team crown here Saturday at the Jack Jones Track and Field Complex.
The Yellowjacket girls of first-year head coach Zach Hall rolled to a 130-88 victory over runner-up Tyler Consolidated while the St. Marys boys used a winning finish in the 4 by 400 to edge out Magnolia, 98.5 to 94.
Ali Johnson of St. Marys, thanks in part to her winning time of 17.1 in the 100 hurdles, garnered high-point honors for the girls by scoring 26.
Runners in the Ryan Jobes Spring Special
Brendan Kacor of Magnolia, who edged out triple-winner Jordan Brown-Stobbe (800, 1600, 3200) of University by a count of 30.5 to 30, took high-point honors for the boys. Kacor won the 100 (11.4), 200 (23.5), was runner-up by 1 1/2 inches with his 20-4 showing in the long jump to Waterford's Matt West and also ran the opening leg on the Blue Eagles' winning 4 by 100 squad. Magnolia had a clocking of 46.3 in that event as Kacor was followed by Timmy Shreeves, Tanner Fluharty and Cage Rohde.
Brown-Stobbe established one of three new meet records on a cold Saturday. The Hawk standout distance runner finished the 1600 in 4:34.7, which just bested the 2004 record previously held by Ravenswood's Andrew Benford (4:36).
Mark Britton of Ritchie County broke his own record in the discus which he set last year with an effort of 159-10. This time around, the Rebel senior produced a winning throw of 163 feet, 8 inches to best runner-up Matt Riggs of Magnolia, who went 145-10. Riggs, though, turned the tide on Britton in the shot put as the Blue Eagle won the event against his Rebel adversary, 50-2 to 48-1.
Photos by Jay W. Bennett
Magnolia’s Matt Riggs bested the field Saturday in the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 2 inches and was runner-up in the discus.
Somewhat amazingly, five girls actually broke the meet record in the 300 meter low hurdles. Johnson finished with a 50.7 to smash the old mark of 52.29 she set last year. However, that was only good enough for second place as Parkersburg South's Nicole Fluharty now has the new record with a time of 50 seconds flat.
Waterford's Austin Shriver held off Dylan McNutt of Williamstown by a tenth of a second to win the 110 meter high hurdles with a clocking of 16.4. The only other Williamstown boys to win an event were McNutt in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 43.1 and Alex Marchetti in the pole vault (13-6).
The other individual victors for the boys included Garret Lynch of Parkersburg South in the high jump (6-0) and Magnolia's Timmy Shreeves in the 400 (53.5).
St. Marys, which was followed in the boys team scoring by Ritchie County (83), Williamstown (67), Tyler Consolidated (52), Waterford (47.5), University (38), Ravenswood (31), Parkersburg South (20), Scott (17) and Wirt County (3), posted a 3:52.8 showing in the 4 by 400 to secure the meet title. Jordan Whitehair anchored the victory while leadoff man Derek Bayless was followed by Brett Wright and Charlie Drazba.
Tyler Consolidated, thanks to the quartet of Brandon Frey, Jordan Smith, Jeremy Smith and Isaac Graham, clipped the host 'Jackets by seven-tenths of a second to win the shuttles in 1:03.1.
Jeremy Lawrence, Patrick Watson, John Scritchfield and Cole Starcher turned in a 1:40.4 effort to win the 4 by 200. The 4 by 800 was captured by Ritchie County in a time of 9:20.7, thanks to Rebels' Clint Hardman, Josh James, Thomas Elliot and Jeffery Britton.
The Williamstown girls had three individual victories, thanks to Shila Allman in the discus (102-8), Hunter House in the shot put (32-0) and Liz Flowers' winning 9-6 showing in the pole vault. The 'Jackets also took second and a tie for third place in the pole vault as well, thanks to Lincoln Postlewaite (8-6) and McKenzie Smith, who finished at 7-6 along with Haley Parks of St. Marys.
Coach Hall's squad also won the 4 by 800 in a time of 11:01.3, thanks to solid running from Megan Albertson, Brooke Cieslewski, Cami Mossor and Shealee Mossor. WHS also claimed wins in the shuttles (Brooklyn Hammer, Kylie Hammer, Jessica Kerns, Postlewaite) with a time of 1:10.2 and the 4 by 400 (Megan Roberts, Ciara Flowers, Albertson, Kathleen Cornell) with a final time of 4:27.4.
Ally Rohrer of Waterford won the 100 by less than a tenth of a second with a 13.4 clocking against University's Sydney Dotson. The Hawks had three individual wins, thanks to Amelia Paladino in the 800 (2:36.6) and 1600 (5:40.1) and teammate Sydney Dotson's winning time of 1:03.7 in the 400. Rohrer's posting of 27.7 was also good enough to finish first in the 200.
The St. Marys girls, who finished in a tie for third with University at 84 points and was followed by Parkersburg South (77), Scott (26), Ritchie County (25), Waterford (21), Magnolia (10) and Wirt County (5), had two other wins. Taylor Pickens won the high jump (4-10) while Maggie Drazba ran away from the field with a 11:40.9 showing in the 3200.
Johnson was runner-up in the long jump behind the winning leap of 15-7.5 by Kasey Williams of Parkersburg South.
Parkersburg South nipped University - 1:56.8 to 1:57.0 - to win the 4 by 200 using the foursome of Nicole Fluharty, Kayleigh Rexroad, Kari Simon and Williams.
Tyler Consolidated turned in the fastest time in the 4 by 100, which was 53.7, thanks to Maddi Schlabowski, Hillary Casteel, Jackie Clark and Rheanna Foley, whose 22.5 points placed her second in the high-point chase.
6th annual Ryan Jobes
Spring Special at
the Jack Jones Track and
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Williamstown 130, Tyler Consolidated 88, University and St. Marys 84, Parkersburg South 77, Scott 26, Ritchie County 25, Waterford 21, Magnolia 10, Wirt County 5
100H: Ali Johnson (SM) 17.1, Makayla Clegg (TC) 17.4, Lincoln Postlewaite (WT) 17.4, Kylie Hammer (WT) 17.5, Haylea LeMasters (TC) 17.6, Paige Barker (RC) 18.0
1600: Amelia Paladino (U) 5:40.1, Chandler Cottrell (U) 6:11.3, Samantha Graffius (S) 6:14.5, Kristin Bowe (SM) 6:15.5, Becca Cokeley (RC) 6:22.4, Julia Paladino (U) 6:25.7
4x200: South (Nicole Fluharty, Kayleigh Rexroad, Kari Simon, Kasey Williams) 1:56.8, UHS 1:57.0, Tyler 1:58.0, 4. SMHS 2:04.7, RCHS 2:06.0, 6. Waterford 2:22.9
4x800: Williamstown (Megan Albertson, Brooke Cieslewski, Cami Mossor, Shealee Mossor) 11:01.3, UHS 11:10.5, Scott 11:10.6, South 11:19.0, Tyler 11:30.4, RCHS 11:32.9
Pole vault: Liz Flowers (WT) 9-6, Lincoln Postlewaite (WT) 8-6, Haley Parks (SM) and McKenzie Smith (WT) 7-6, Jackie Clark (TC) 7-0
Discus: Shila Allman (WT) 102-8, Audra Clark (SM) 92-11, Carlee Morris (TC) 92-5, Hunter House (WT) 84-6, Shannon Cieslewski (WT) 80-8, Lynsey Casteel (TC) 80-5
Shot put: Hunter House (WT) 32-0, Carlee Morris (TC) 31-1, Lexi Spencer (PS) 30-4, Lynsey Casteel (TC) 29-6, Shila Allman (W) 28-6, Lauren Amos (WT) 26-6
Long jump: Kasey Williams (PS) 15-7.5, Ali Johnson (SM) 15-5, Kathleen Cornell (WT) 14-8.75, Holly McDonald (M) 14-3.5, Megan Roberts (WT) 13-11.5, Rachel Taylor (SM) 13-6.5
High jump: Taylor Pickens (SM) 4-10, Kayleigh Rexroad (PS) 4-8, Kylie Gump (RC) 4-8, Kelley Bunner (WC) 4-8, Liz Flowers (WT) 4-8, Makayla Clegg (TC) 4-8
3200: Maggie Drazba (SM) 11:40.9, April Kirk (PS) 12:24.2, Alexia Griffith (S) 12:45.6, Courtney Goddwin (S) 13:12.8, Amanda Davis (RC) 13:16.3, Deborah Martinelli (U) 13:17.8
400: Sydney Dotson (U) 1:03.7, Rheanna Foley (TC) 1:04, Kathleen Cornell (WT) 1:06.2, Megan Roberts (WT) 1:07, Ciara Flowers (WT) 1:07.1, Carly Fletcher (TC) 1:07.9
100: Ally Rohrer (WF) 13.4, Sydney Dotson (U) 13.4, Rheanna Foley (TC) 13.8, Kari Simon (PS) 13.8, Kasey Williams (PS) 13.9, Nicole Fluharty (PS) 14.0
300H: Nicole Fluharty (PS) 50.0* (new meet record, broke 2010 mark of 52.29 by Ali Johnson of St. Marys), Ali Johnson (SM) 50.7, Ciara Flowers (WT) 51.2, Kathleen Cornell (WT) 51.7, Haylea LeMasters (TC) 52.8, McKenzie Smith (WT) 53.8
800: Amelia Paladino (U) 2:36.6, Beverly Knight (SM) 2:37.4, April Kirk (PS) 2:40.9, Katelyn Wheeler (U) 2:42.3, Samantha Graffius (S) 2:42.6, Allison Wable (TC) 2:45.3
200: Ally Rohrer (WF) 27.7, Anna Cunningham (U) 28.7, Rheanna Foley (TC) 28.7, Kari Simon (PS) 29.1, Kasey Williams (PS) 29.3, Brooklyn Hammer (WT) 29.4
Shuttles: Williamstown (Brooklyn Hammer, Kylie Hammer, Jessica Kerns, Lincoln Postlewaite) 1:10.2, Tyler 1:12.1, RCHS 1:23.1
4x100: Tyler (Maddi Schlabowski, Hillary Casteel, Jackie Clark, Rheanna Foley) 53.7, UHS 54.8, MHS 56.7, WHS 56.9, South 57.8, RCHS 58.9
4x400: Williamstown (Megan Roberts, Ciara Flowers, Megan Albertson, Kathleen Cornell) 4:27.4; SM 4:29.7; TC 4:48.3; RC 4:51.8; Scott 4:56.4; Wirt 5:00.4
High point: Ali Johnson, St. Marys, 26
BOYS TEAM SCORES: St. Marys 98.5, Magnolia 94, Ritchie County 83, Williamstown 67, Tyler Consolidated 52, Waterford 47.5, University 38, Ravenswood 31, Parkersburg South 20, Scott 17, Wirt County 3
110H: Austin Shriver (WF) 16.4, Dylan McNutt (WT) 16.5, Brett Wright (SM) 16.8, Jordan Smith (TC) 17.9, Jeremy Smith (TC) 18.1, Matt Roberts (WC) 18.5
1600: Jordan Brown-Stobbe (U) 4:34.7* (new meet record, broke 2004 mark of 4:36 by Andrew Benford of Ravenswood), Charlie Drazba (SM) 4:50.3, Will Shaffer (S) 4:51.7, Patrick Wells (U) 4:53.5, Ely Strahler (WF) 4:58.6, Andy Paladino (U) 4:58.9
4x200: Ravenswood (Jeremy Lawrence, Patrick Watson, John Scritchfield, Cole Starcher) 1:40.4, MHS 1:40.4, SMHS 1:41.4, WHS 1:42.6, TCHS 1:42.6, RCHS 1:43.1
4x800: Ritchie (Clint Hardman, Josh James, Thomas Elliot, Jeffery Britton) 9:20.7, Scott 9:25.2, RHS 9:36.2, SMHS 9:42.1, WHS 9:49.3, Wirt 9:54.4
Pole vault: Alex Marchetti (WT) 13-6, Cody Masters (RC) 12-6, Logan Coplin (SM) 12-0, Hunter LeMasters (TY) 11-6, Paige Haught (RC) 11-0, Mitch Geortler (WT) 11-0
Discus: Mark Britton (RC) 163-8* (new meet record, broke his own 2010 mark of 159-10), Matt Riggs (M) 145-10, Jared Shipe (RC) 123-6, Carrel Baker (RC) 120-0, Aaron Jones (WT) 114-11, Jimmy Jemison (SM) 110-9
Shot put: Matt Riggs (M) 50-2, Mark Britton (RC) 48-1, Jared Shipe (RC) 44-0, Evan Smith (WT) 40-9, Slade Dillon (TC) 40-6, Chad Small (RW) 40-5
Long jump: Matt West (WF) 20-5.5, Brendan Kacor (M) 20-4, Dylan Fetty (SM) 18-5.25, Logan Coplin (SM) 18-3.5, Patrick Watson (RW) 17-10, Aaron Jones (WT) 17-8
High jump: Garret Lynch (PS) 6-0, Dillon Lawrentz (PS) 6-0, Matt Knowlton (RW) 6-0, Brett Wright (SM) 5-8, Dylan Fetty (SM) and Braden Burer (WF) 5-6
3200: Jordan Brown-Stobbe (U) 10:17.7, Charlie Drazba (SM) 10:31.3, Alex Hinnerman (M) 10:32.1, Billy Feeney (M) 10:33.7, Ronnie Barker (South) 11:09.4, Kalob Bell (Wirt) 11:18.6
400: Timmy Shreeves (M) 53.5, Matt West (WF) 53.7, Jordan Whitehair (SM) 55.4, Jeffery Britton (RC) 55.8, Derek Bayless (SM) 56.1, Dylan McNutt (WT) 56.5
100: Brendan Kacor (M) 11.4, Alex Doak (TC) 11.5, Logan Coplin (SM) 11.7, Ben McDivitt (RC) 12.5
300H: Dylan McNutt (WT) 43.1, Austin Shriver (WF) 45.8, Mitch Geortler (WT) 46.6, Hunter LeMasters (TC) 47.4, James Haught (M) 48.7, Daniel Jones (U) 48.8
800: Jordan Brown-Stobbe (U) 2;08, Derek Bayless (SM) 2:08.5, Cody Masters (RC) 2:08.8, Jordan Whitehair (SM) 2:11.2, Patrick Wells (U) 2:12.4, Will Shaffer (U) 2:15.7
200: Brendan Kacor (M) 23.5, Alex Doak (TC) 23.9, Matt West (WF) 24.4, Michael Shawver (WT) 25.2, Ben McDivitt (RC) 26.0
Shuttles: Tyler (Brandon Frey, Jordan Smith, Jeremy Smith, Isaac Graham) 1:03.1, WHS 1:03.8, SMHS 1:05.0, MHS 1:19.3
4x100: Magnolia (Brendan Kacor, Timmy Shreeves, Tanner Fluharty, Cage Rohde) 46.3, TCHS 46.8, RHS 47.8, RCHS 48.5, SMHS 50.2, Scott 52.8
4x400: St. Marys (Derek Bayless, Brett Wright, Charlie Drazba, Jordan Whitehair) 3:52.8, RCHS 4:00.1, WHS 4:02.1, MHS 4:02.6, Waterford 4:03.1, Scott 4:07.7
High point: Brendan Kacor, Magnolia, 30.5