Day 2 Recap: Mason County at the WVSSAC meet


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant freshman Morgan Miller receives a baton exchange with teammate Allison Henderson during the Class AA 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama freshman Abram Pauley receives a baton exchange from teammate Brodee Howard during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Point Pleasant junior Keshawn Stover hits full stride during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama senior James McCormick hits full stride during the Class A 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Point Pleasant freshman Ashley Staats gets out of the starting blocks during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama freshman MacKenzie Barr hit full stride during the final leg of the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Point Pleasant sophomore Cason Payne, left, receives a baton exchange from teammate Justin Staats during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama sophomore Skylar Riffle gets out of the starting blocks during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Point Pleasant sophomore Ariat Rollins, left, and freshman Sami Saunders take a quick break for a photo during the Class AA pole vault final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama sophomore Brady Bumgarner receives a baton exchange from teammate Travis Kearns during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2017 WVSSAC track and field state championships came to a close on Saturday at Laidley Field on the campus of the University of Charleston in Kanawha County.

Point Pleasant had the only Mason County girls program that scored during the two-day state tournament, while Wahama matched that same claim on the boys side.

The Lady Knights were able to add to the 20 points that Aislyn Hayman acquired Friday after a pair of Class AA podium finishes from freshman Sami Saunders on Saturday.

Saunders tied for third in the pole vault (9-0) and tied for fifth in the high jump (5-0), which helped the Lady Knights finish fifth overall in the Class AA field with 26.5 points. The Winfield girls won the Class AA team title.

The Black Knights came up empty in the Class AA boys scoring column. Winfield won the AA title as well.

Wahama senior Travis Kearns earned a fourth place finish in the 800m run (2:05.66) on Saturday, accounting for all of the White Falcons’ points and a 22nd place finish in the Class A team standings.

The Lady Falcons did not score a point at the Class A tournament. The St. Marys boys and Wheeling Central Catholic girls won the Class A team titles, respectively.

The Hedgesville boys and Morgantown girls came away with the Class AAA team crowns.

Full details of how Mason County fared at the 2017 WVSSAC track and field championships will be available in the Tuesday sports edition of the Point Pleasant Register.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Point Pleasant freshman Morgan Miller receives a baton exchange with teammate Allison Henderson during the Class AA 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_PP-4×4-1.jpgPoint Pleasant freshman Morgan Miller receives a baton exchange with teammate Allison Henderson during the Class AA 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama freshman Abram Pauley receives a baton exchange from teammate Brodee Howard during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_WAH-APauley-1.jpgWahama freshman Abram Pauley receives a baton exchange from teammate Brodee Howard during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Point Pleasant junior Keshawn Stover hits full stride during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_PP-Stover-1.jpgPoint Pleasant junior Keshawn Stover hits full stride during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama senior James McCormick hits full stride during the Class A 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_WAH-McCormick-1.jpgWahama senior James McCormick hits full stride during the Class A 4x400m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Point Pleasant freshman Ashley Staats gets out of the starting blocks during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_PP-Staats-1.jpgPoint Pleasant freshman Ashley Staats gets out of the starting blocks during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama freshman MacKenzie Barr hit full stride during the final leg of the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_WAH-Barr-1.jpgWahama freshman MacKenzie Barr hit full stride during the final leg of the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Point Pleasant sophomore Cason Payne, left, receives a baton exchange from teammate Justin Staats during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_PP-Payne-1.jpgPoint Pleasant sophomore Cason Payne, left, receives a baton exchange from teammate Justin Staats during the Class AA 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama sophomore Skylar Riffle gets out of the starting blocks during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_WAH-Riffle-1.jpgWahama sophomore Skylar Riffle gets out of the starting blocks during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Point Pleasant sophomore Ariat Rollins, left, and freshman Sami Saunders take a quick break for a photo during the Class AA pole vault final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_PP-PV-1.jpgPoint Pleasant sophomore Ariat Rollins, left, and freshman Sami Saunders take a quick break for a photo during the Class AA pole vault final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama sophomore Brady Bumgarner receives a baton exchange from teammate Travis Kearns during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/05/web1_WAH-4×2-1.jpgWahama sophomore Brady Bumgarner receives a baton exchange from teammate Travis Kearns during the Class A 4x100m relay final held Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@civitasmedia.com