Story by Mark Carpenter –
Photo by Jamie Puckett –
The first local track meet on the spring took place on Monday, March 27 at West Union High School and involved three junior high teams from the Southern Hills Athletic conference, Lynchburg, Whiteoak, and the host Dragons.
Those visiting the WUHS track this season will notice the upgrades that have been made, including a new discus cage and a cover for the long jump pit.
It was a successful day for the West Union girls as they captured first place in the meet with 71 points, easily outdistancing second place Lynchburg, who totaled 39.
The following are West Union Junior High participants who placed first in their events:
Jaisyra White- Girls Long Jump;
Molly Fuller- Girls High Jump;
Jaisyra White- Girls 100 Meter Hurdles;
Molly Fuller- 100 Meter Dash;
West Union Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay;
Kendra Grooms-Girls 400 Meter Dash;
Braxton Blanton- Boys 400 Meter Dash;
West Union Girls 4 x 200 Meter Relay;
Jaisyra White- Girls 200 Meter Hurdles;
Kendra Grooms- Girls 800 Meter Run;
Alexis Mason- Girls 200 Meter Dash;
Second place finishers from WUJH included:
Chris Davis-Boys Shot Put;
Mackenzie Silvia- Girls Long Jump;
Alexis Rowe- Girls High Jump;
Alexis Mason- Girls 100 Meter Dash;
Kaitlyn Fulton- Girls 1600 Meter Run;
West Union Boys 4 x 200 Relay;
Kaitlyn Fulton- Girls 800 Meter Run;
Chris Schilts-Boys 100 Meter Dash.