Girls track team a close second
The Berkeley Springs High School girls track team had a strong showing at the Clear Spring Invitational on Friday, March 23. winning five events and finishing a very close second to Smithsburg.
The Leopards won the meet with 118 points, Berkeley Springs finished second with 116, followed by Williamsport 94, Northern Garrett 79, Frankfort 76, Berlin Brothersvalley 37, Hancock 24, Faith Christian Academy 12, Maryland School for the Deaf and Mount Airy Christian two.
Harlie Stotler won both throwing events for the Lady Indians. Stotler won the shot with a toss of 34’4” and the discus with a throw of 92 feet. Joining Stotler in the winner's circle was freshman Danielle Haynes (800), Sarah Haynes (high jump) and the 4x800 meter relay team of Kayla Mundey, Sara Younker, Danielle Haynes and Macy Houck. Danielle Haynes winning time in the 800 was 2:40.21, the 4 x 800 clocked a time of 10:53.07 and Sarah Haynes cleared five feet in the high jump.
The Indians also brought home six silver medals and two bronze.
Casey Solomon finished second in both the high jump and pole vault, Jordan Bennett and Sara Younker took second in the long jump and 1600 meter run, respectively, while both the 4x100 (Bennett, Melissa Colby, Toni Davison, Mackenzie Michael) and 4x400 (Mundey, Keri Shetler, Amanda Case, Davison) meter relay teams also finished second. Danielle Haynes took third in the 3200, along with the 4x200 meter relay team of Bennett, Colby, Case and Davison.
The boys finished third in the 10-team field won by Williamsport with 164 points. Smithsburg was second with 110 points, followed by Berkeley Springs 68, FCA 41, Northern Garrett 34, Maryland School for the Deaf 31, Berlin Brothersvalley 31, Frankfort 30, Mount Airy Christian 26 and Hancock 21.
Leading the way for the Indians were Matt Arrowood, Billy Smith and Dylan Reynolds. Arrowood cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault, Smith won the shot with a toss of 40 feet 1/4 inch, while Reynolds won the 400 in a time of 55.56. Corey Shetler was second in the 800 and the 4x800 relay team of Shetler, Zac Simmons, Justin Glass and Logan Robertson placed third.
While Berkeley Springs coach Dave Mundey was frustrated that the Indians (both teams) left points on the track, he was generally pleased with the early season results.
"We had a couple of poor exchanges in the relays and made a couple of other mistakes, but this was a pretty good way to start the year," Mundey said. We wanted to test out some of our new kids, so the final team scores weren't that important to be honest with you. Having said that, there is a lot to be optimistic about. I was pleased with our girls relay teams for the most part, thought that Danielle Haynes did a nice job in the 800 and was pleased with both Sarah Haynes and Casey Solomon in the high jump. Matt Arrowood had good start to his season in the pole vault and I was pleased with Corey Shetler's effort in 800 and Dylan Reynolds in the 400, to mention a few."
The Indians host the ten-team Berkeley Springs Invitational this Saturday, March 21. The meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.