Wahama, Hannan advance athletes to state meet

Bryan Walters

May 16, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A total of 10 athletes from Mason County qualified for the 2014 Class A state meet at Laidley Field after Wednesday’s Region 4 track and field championships in Kanawha County.

Both Wahama and Hannan had at least one competitor advance to the state level, with the Lady Wildcats being the only one of the four track programs to not qualify an athlete to Laidley Field. WHS had eight individuals make it in eight different events, while the Wildcats had one athlete make it in two separate contests.

The White Falcons qualified in six events, three of which were at-large bids in relays. Austin Juelfs was third and qualified in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1.75 inches. Ian Kapp earned an at-large bid in the 3200m run with a sixth-place time of 10:50.82, while Johnnie Ohlinger also advanced with a sixth-place effort in the 800m run (2:10.97).

The foursome of Juelfs, Jacob Ryan, Jarred Nutter and Wesley Jones placed fifth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 48.54 seconds, while the quartet of Nutter, Ryan, Anthony Howard and Michael Hendricks placed sixth in the 4x400m relay (3:50.22).

The 4x800m squad of Ohlinger, Hendricks, Howard and Ian Kapp also qualified for state with a sixth-place finish of 9:09.40.

Hannan had a double-qualifier in Zack Killingsworth, who finished second in the shot put (44-9.5) and sixth in the discus (119-9).

Doddridge County won the Class A Region 4 boys title with 147 points, followed by runner-up Buffalo with 115 points. Wahama (22) and Hannan (11) respectively placed seventh and ninth in the 11-team field.

Karson Tolliver was the lone female to advance to state for WHS as she placed fourth in the 200m dash (28.10) and fourth in the long jump (14-5.5).

Williamstown won the Region 4 girls crown with 170 points, followed by runner-up Doddridge County with 129 points. The Lady Falcons were eighth out of eight teams with 10 points.

Complete results of the 2014 Class Region 4 track and field championships are available on the web at