Berkeley Springs Track takes first in county win over Paw Paw

by Jamie Harris

Last Tuesday, March 19, the 2024 track season kicked off as Berkeley Springs hosted Morgan County neighbor Paw Paw in the first head to head dual track meet in recent memory. Both the Indians and Pirates were ready to showcase their talent and the event turned into an all-out competition.

On the girls’ side the Lady Indians edged the Lady Pirates 54-51. Leading the way for Paw Paw were Pricilla Corbin who took first place in the 100 meters (15.2), 200 meters (30.39) and third place in the long jump (13’2”). Shayla Tanouye took first place in the 400 meters (1:12), high jump (4’ 6”), second in the long jump (13’7 1⁄2”), Miah Smith took first place in the long jump (13’8”) and Myley Mullins took first place in the shot put (30’4”).

Also placing for Paw Paw were Kyndal Corbett (high jump, 2nd place, 3’10”), Joselyn Smith (shot put, 2nd place, 29’10” and discus, 2nd place, 77’3”). The 4×100 meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 2:58 (Corbin, Smith, Kyndal Corbett, and Tanouye).

Berkeley Springs was led by Stephanie Briscoe (discus, 1st place, 97’5”, 4×100 Shuttle Hurdle Relay (1:15), Kaitlyn Hagney (pole vault, 1st place, 7’00”), Albani Cirigliano (300 hurdles, 1st place, 56.09), Isabelle Bingaman (800 meters, 1st place, 2:50, 1600 meters, 1st place, 6:31), Audrey Helmick (3200 meters, 1st place, 13:40), Circe Powell (100 meter hurdles, 1st place, 19.19),

Also placing for the Lady Indians were Katie Risinger (shot put, 3rd place, 28’6” and discus, 3rd place, 76’4”), Willow Rhoten (shot put, 4th place, 25’7”), Clara Payne (discus, 4th place, 58’2”), Albani Cirigliano (long jump, 3rd place, 13’3”), Macey Fincham (high jump, 3rd place, 3’8”), Jillian Fortney (pole vault, 2nd place, 6’0”), Circe Powell (pole vault, 3rd place, 5’6”), Aviona Ambrose (pole vault, 4th place, 5’0” and 100 meter hurdles, 3rd place, 19.60), Kayleigh Coulter (800 meters, 2nd place, 3:08 and 1600 meters, 2nd place, 6:58), Delilah Rhoten (100 meter hurdles, 2nd place, 19.45).

On the boys’ side the Indians had first place finishes from Jacob Shekey (100 meters, 12.33 and 200 meters, 25.17), Noah Hutchinson (400 meters, 1:01 and high jump, 5’0”), 4×100 meter relay (47.7, Changjae Y un, Douglas Smith, Jacob Shekey and Dakota Hamrick), 4×800 meter relay (10:47, Jay’ vontae Nazelrod, Haven Ailor, Josh Walls and LJ Sealey), Dakota Hamrick (pole vault, 10’0”).

Placing for the Indians were Rylee Sauter (100 me- ters, 12.42, long jump, 18’ 3”), Douglas Smith (100 meters, 3rd place, 13.15), Javier Hernanz (400 meters, 2nd place, 1:02, pole vault, 3rd place, 6’0”), LJ Sealey (800 meters, 2nd place, 2:22, 1600 meters, 2nd place, 5:24), Josh W alls (800 me- ters, 4th place, 2:36, 1600 meters, 5:46), Haven Ailor (3200 meters, 2nd place, 13:20), Lukas Purdy (shot put, 3rd place, 33’5”, discus, 3rd place, 94’ 8”) and Brian Ailor (shot put, 4th place, 31’ 9”, discus, 2nd place 106’4”), Changjae Yun (pole vault, 2nd place, 6’0”), Garrin Place (pole vault, 4th place, 5’6”), Jacob Shekey (long jump, 3rd place, 17’1”) and Gabe Miller (long jump, 4th place, 15’6”).

Paw Paw had first place finishes from Donnie Tanouye (800 meters, 2:20, 1600 meters, 5:03, 3200 meter, 11:27 and long jump, 19’ 9”) Greyson Corbett (shot put, 35’ 2”), Ayden Crabtree (discus, 112’5”).

Placing for the Pirates were Dreden Heath (100 meters, 4th place, 13.44), Greyson Corbett (200 meters, 4th place, 27.18), Andrew Harrold (800 meters, 3rd place, 2:34, 1600 meters, 3rd place, 5:46, 3200 meters, 4th place, 13:39), Taylor Carder (3200 meters, 3rd place, 13:37), Ayden Crabtree (shot put, 2nd place, 34’ 6”), Nathan Dick (discus, 4th place, 83’8”).