Arrowood and Shetler capture regional championships
Senior Corey Shetler led the charge with two first place finishes. Shetler captured his first championship in the 400 meter race with a blistering 0:52.41 time and then added his second championship with a victory in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.98. Shetler was also on two relay teams (4x400 and 4x800) that took third place honors and qualified for the state meet.
Senior Matt Arrowood captured his region championship in the pole vault. Arrowood cleared 12’0” to take top honors.
The relay teams for the Indians had a good day as well and were able to qualify three for the state meet. The 4x200 relay team of Steven Wolfe, Antonio Domich, Dalton Reddick and Garrett Stone finished third with a time of 1:39.
The 4x800 relay of Stanley, Zach Simmons, Shetler and Logan Robertson took third as well with a time of 8:58.80.
The Indians finished in fourth place with 55.50 points behind overall team champion Bridgeport 136.0, Keyser 131, and Robert C. Byrd 57 points.
On the girl’s side, the Lady Indians got a first place championship from junior Sarah Haynes in the high jump. The defending state high jump champion Haynes cleared 5’02” to capture her region championship. Haynes also was able to take third place in the pole vault.
The Lady Indians were able to get state qualifiers in the 200 and 400 from Ashley Griffin. Griffin took sixth in the 200 to qualify as an at large and fourth in the 400.
Sophomore Danielle Haynes was able to qualify in the 800 (third place finish, 2:33.17), 1600 (fourth place, 5:40.25), and then qualified as an at large in the 3200 by finishing sixth with a time of 12:17.42.
Haynes was also on the Lady Indians 4x800 relay team with Keri Shetler, Kinsey Reed and Sara Younker that finished fourth with a time of 10:40 to nap an at large state qualifier.
Reed finished third in the 3200 with a time of 11:56.42.
The 4x400 relay team of Griffin, Reed, Haleigh Fields and Shetler finished third with a time of 4:26.09.
The Lady Indians finished in fifth place with 51 points behind team champion Bridgeport 130, Frankfort 120, Keyser 86 and Lincoln 51.
The West Virginia Class AA State Track and Field Championships are this coming weekend May 17 and 18 in Charleston.