Dakota Hamrick captures Region I Pole Vault Championship

Briscoe, Boscoe, Feliciano, Fortney, Golden, Harris, Helmick, Mundey and Stone qualify for State Championships

by Jamie Harris

This past Friday, May 12 the Berkeley Springs Indians track and field team traveled to North Marion High School for the Class AA Region I Championships. The track athletes were looking to qualify for next week’ s state track and field championships held in the state capital.

Audrey Helmick
Ben Golden.
Ettore Bosco
Jillian Fortney

On the girl’s side the Lady Indians finished in ninth place with 15 points. Berkeley Springs saw junior Audrey Helmick qualify for the state track championships in the two events. Helmick finished fourth in the 800 meters (2:33) and seventh in the 3200 meters (12:40) to earn an at large berths to the state championships.

In the field events the Lady Indians saw junior Stephanie Briscoe finish fourth in the discus with a throw of 95’ to earn an at large berth. Junior Jillian Fortney in her first year pole vaulting finished in fifth place with a height of 7’00” to claim an at large berth as well.

4×400 meter relay team, left to right: Jackson Mundey, Ben Golden, Deven Stone and Isaac Harris. photo by Elizabeth Mundey


Dakota Hamrick


On the boy’s side the Indians had one regional champion as junior Dakota Hamrick cleared 13’0” in the pole vault to take home first place. Fellow senior Ettore Bosco finished in fifth place in the pole vault clearing 10’0” to earn an at large berth. Sophomore Adrian Feliciano finished in second place in the high jump clearing 5’8” to qualify for the state tournament.

In the running events the Indians saw senior Jackson Mundey finish in second place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:00.8. Mundey also qualified in the 400 meters with a time of 53.10 to earn an at large berth. Senior Ben Golden finished in fourth place in the 200 meters with a time of 23.67 to earn an at large berth.

The Indians 4×400 meter relay team of Ben Golden, Isaac Harris, Deven Stone and Jackson Mundey finished in fourth place with a time of 3:40 to earn an at large berth to the state championships next weekend.

Berkeley Springs will head to Charleston, next Friday and Saturday for the Class AA State Track and Field Championships. Athletes finishing in the top six of their respective events will earn all-state honors.