Harvey and Mellott capture PVC Track & Field Championships

BSHS Lady Indians throwers with outstanding performances at PVC’s, left to right: Aslyn Didawick (2nd place, discus), Sara Veara (3rd place, discus), Autumn Bragg (4th place, discus), Kaleah Mellott (1st place, discus & 2nd place shot), & Darby Harris (3rd place, shot & 5th place, discus).
photo by Gina Mellott

by Jamie Harris

Last Monday, April 29 the Berkeley Springs High School boys and girls track programs traveled to Frankfort High School for the 2019 Potomac Valley Conference Championships.

The Lady Indians finished in second place in the team standings with 62 points. Host Frankfort took the top team honors with 87 points while Petersburg was third with 53 points and Keyser was fourth with 49 points.

On the boys side the Indians finished in fourth place with 26 points. Frankfort took the boys team title with 114 points while Keyser was second with 83 points and Petersburg was third with 29 points.

On the girls side the Lady Indians had two athletes capture PVC championships. Sophomore distance running sensation Belle Harvey took first place in the 1600 meters (5:50) and 3200 meters (12:33). Harvey also added a third place finish in the 4×800 meter relay (11:09) with Brooke Davison, Hannah Moran and Kierstyn Wise.

Junior Kaleah Mellott captured her first PVC title with a winning throw of 87’ in the discus. Mellott also finished in second place in the shot put with a throw of 30’9”.

The Lady Indians also had the following athletes place in the top five in their respective events.

Rachel Reed (100 hurdles, 2nd place, 17.20), Kevonna Frye (100 meters, 4th place, 13.6), Davison (800 meters, 2nd place, 2:44 & 1600 meters, 4th place, 6:17), Taylor Mason (1600 meters, 3rd place, 6:12 and 3200 meters, 2nd place, 13:51), Moran (1600 meters, 5th place, 6:18 and 800 meters, 5th place, 2:49), Jenna Perry (300 Hurdles, 4th place, 53.3), Darby Harris (shot put, 3rdplace, 30’3 ½” and discus, 5th place, 76’), Asyln Didawick (discus, 2nd place, 81’1”), Sara Veara (discus, 3rd place, 79’7”), Autumn Bragg (discus, 4th place, 76’2”), Hannah Shekey (high jump, 4th place, 4’00”, 4×100 meter relay 3rd place, 54.9), Ty’aira Mifflin, Frye, Shekey and Reed (4×102.5 Hurdle Relay), 3rd place, 1:16), Frye, Reed, Perry and Mifflin.

On the boys side the Indians did not have any individual winners. However the following athletes placed in their respective events. John Stohl (100 meters, 3rd place, 11.8 and 200 meters, 4th place, 24.5), Ty’Jae Armstrong (100 meters, 4th place, 11.8, long jump, 17’4”, and high jump, 3rd place, 5’6”), Caden Gaither (1600 meters, 3rd place, 4:58 and 3200 meters, 3rd place, 11:10), David Kinder (400 meters, 5th place, 59.1), Sterling Slusher (800 meters, 4th place, 2:19, 4×800 meter relay 3rd place, 9:30), Caden Gaither, Dylan Wise, Slusher and Mason Roberts, and (4×400 meter relay 3rd place, 4:08), Tyler Connor, Dalton Weller, Cody Cottle and Slusher.

Next up for the track programs is the Class AA Region I Championships this coming Friday, May 10 at North Marion High School starting at 4 p.m.