Blacksburg continues to dominate the state ranks in track. Saturday, the Bruins brought home another trophy as the boys’ team rolled to a 97-78 win over second place Phoebus.
The Blacksburg girls finished in third place behind Western Albemarle and I.C. Norcom. Blacksburg’s Kaitlynn Wolfe would win the girls’ 3,200-meter.
Anna Kender, Carly Hopkins and Katie Gabbard finished 2-4-5 in the girls’ pole vault for the Bruins.
Christiansburg’s Julia Moschella finished fifth in the girls’ 500.
Blacksburg picked up fourth and fifth in the 1,000 as Wolfe slipped past teammate Ailene Edwards.
The Lady Bruins also placed three other runners in the top six of the 3,200. Samantha Marin was third, Annie Kay Combs fourth and Emily Fitch fifth.
The boys’ 55 meter dash did provide some intrigue when Blacksburg’s Cole Beck seemed to have run away from the competition in the prelimins before he was disqualified because of running out of his lane.
Apparently there was confusion on the exact finish spot, and the meet’s judges had to review the matter. When the dust cleared, they allowed Beck’s finish when gave him an opportunity to run in the finals.
He took advantage of the change to run away with the event. Beck would then anchor the 800 meter relay team of Thomas Coffey, Noah Ramsey and Ransom Castleberry that would also smoke the competition for a first place.
Blacksburg also got a first place finish from Ben Fleming in the 1,000 m event. Fleming also finished second in the 3,200.
Tiquest Terry jumped to a third place finish in the long jump at 21-07, while Coffey was fifth in the 50 M hurdles and Sterling Sims seventh.
Beck took the 55 meters, but he had a lot of company. Blacksburg’s Noah Ramsey was fourth and Tiquest Terry fifth.
Ethan Edwards would finish fourth in the boys’ 1,600. Harris Salom was third in the 500, and Ethan Edwards was sixth in the 3,200. Blacksburg’s 4X400 relay team took fourth in the competition.
In the boys’ competition, Christiansburg would finish sixth overall as Zion Lewis was a runnerup in the high jump with a mark of 6-2. Tyler Kuchan placed third behind Fleming in the 3,200 m event.
Jared Simpkins would finish with a mark of 12-6 in the pole vault for a third place finish.
The boys’ 4X800 relay pulled in a second place behind Blacksburg early in the competition.