By Carl Holcomb –
Spring weather hadn’t arrived yet as another squall of winter gave Moorefield’s first home track meet a chilly start with teams from East Hardy, Pendleton County, and Union competing last Thursday.
Moorefield Track took second place in the overall meet standings for both the boys and girls events.
East Hardy girls track team finished in first place, while the boys placed third.
The Pendleton County boys track placed first, while the girls were third.
Union boys finished fourth overall with one athlete, Tyler Seabolt, placing in a tie for second in the long jump, third in the 400 meter run, and fifth in the 200 and 800 meter events.
The field events favored the Yellow Jackets. Moorefield took the top three spots in the shot put with Emily Shockey placing first with a throw of 31-02, followed by sister Brooke Shockey at 29, then Michelle Riggleman finished third with 27.5.
Pendleton County’s Tyler Moore won first place in the shot put, followed by Moorefield’s Zach Liller with a throw of 37-02, followed by East Hardy’s Ron Sargent with a throw of 34-05, and Moorefield’s Alex Eye at 32-06.
Whitney Smith of Moorefield won two field events: the high jump competition with the bar set at 4-02 and the long jump with a leap of 11- 04.
Nancy Yates of East Hardy was second in the long jump (11-01). Moorefield’s Shane Myers led the field at the long jump with a leap of 15-00.
Moorefield’s Caleb Kite won the high jump with a height of 5-03 and teammate Mitchell Martin tied for second at 5-02…