Doddridge County Boys, Williamstown Girls Class A State Champions

Doddridge County boys West Virginia A State Champions - Rollie Jacobs photo
 
The Doddridge County High School boys and the Williamstown High School girls track teams blew away the Class A competition at the West Virginia State Track Meet at Charleston’s Laidley Field on May 18th-19th, 2012.
 
This year's Class A State Meet was a record-breaking year for both the boys and girls. They had a combined total of eighteen performances that bettered the State Meet record, ten for the girls and eight for the boys.

On the boy’s side, the Bulldogs scored 109 points, beating second-place Williamstown High School (70 points) by 39 to win the State Championship for the second year in a row.

The Doddrige County boys team won five individual state titles with two second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, five fourth-place finishes, and three more fifth-place finishes.
 
Daniel Plaugher of Doddridge County High Point Achiever - Rollie Jacobs photo

Daniel Plaugher won the 110 meter high hurdles (15.11) and won the 300 meter intermediate hurdles (39.57). Isacc Britton won the discus throw (148-11). The Bulldogs 4x200 (1:33.21) and shuttle hurdle (59.01) relay teams took first.

The 4x200 relay team include Zack Cottrill, Jeffrey Bonnell, Daniel Plaugher, Corey Aichele. Members of the shuttle hurdle team are Jeffrey Bonnell, Dillon Muhly-Alexander, Will Thaxton, Daniel Plaugher.
 
Editor's note:
Boys and Girls combined to set 8 new Doddridge County school records over the two days. Doddridge County only loses two seniors off the boys team. (Doug McDaniel)
 
Williamstown boys West Virginia A State runner-up - Rollie Jacobs photo

 
Team Standings: 1) Doddridge County HS 109; 2) Williamstown HS 70; 3) Saint Marys HS 60; 4) Charleston Catholic HS 51; 5) Buffalo HS 43; 6) Valley (Wetzel) HS 34; 7) Bishop Donahue HS 24; 8) Fayetteville HS 22; 8) Valley (Fayette) HS 22; 10) Wahama HS 19; 10) Richwood HS 19; 12) South Harrison HS 17; 12) East Hardy HS 17; 14) Clay-Battelle HS 15; 14) Gilmer County HS 15; 16) Pocahontas County HS 10; 17) Tucker County HS 4; 17) Madonna HS 4; 19) Midland Trail HS 1; 19) Hannan HS 1; 19) Wirt County HS 1
                    
High Point: 1) Daniel Plaugher (Doddridge) 25; 2) Dylan Rich (Buffalo) 23.50; 3) Matthew White (Valley Fayette) 22; 4) Casey Pingley (Valley Wetzel) 20; 5) Devon Carr (Williamstown) 18; 5) Tyler Zahnow (Bishop Donahue) 18

On the girl’s side, the Lady Yellow Jackets (152 points) topped Doddridge County High School (99 points) by 53.
 
Williamstown ladies  West Virginia A State Champions - Rollie Jacobs photo
 
The Willamstown girls team won seven individual state titles with six second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, three fourth-place finishes, two fifth-place finishes, and one six-place finish.
 
Andrea Chidester won the 100 meter dash (12.69), 200 meter dash (25.82), and 400 meter dash (58.74). Lincoln Postlewaite won the pole vault (10-06.00). The Lady Yellow Jackets 4x100 (51.02), 4x200 (1:47.99), shuttle hurdle (1:05.82) relay teams took first.
 
The 4x100 realy include Kylie Hammer, Andrea Chidester, Talia Edge, Brooklyn Hammer. The 4x200 relay include Kylie Hammer, Brooklyn Hammer, Kathleen Cornell, Madelin Gardner. Members of the shuttle hurdle team are Kylie Hammer, Kathleen Cornell, Madelin Gardner, Lincoln Postlewaite. 
 
In the Class A girls, the outstanding performer of the meet was Maggie Drazba, a junior at St. Marys High School, who won the 800, 1600, 3200 meters and anchored the victorious 4x800 relay. She broke the State Meet record for all four events and holds the state's top times in the 1600 (4:51.88) and 3200 (10:27.42).
 
D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County - High Point Scorer - Rollie Jacobs Photo
 
Team Standings: 1) Williamstown HS 152; 2) Doddridge County HS 99; 3) Saint Marys HS 91; 4) Tucker County HS 50; 5) Clay-Battelle HS 40; 6) Charleston Catholic HS 26; 7) Trinity Christian HS 21; 8) Madonna HS 16; 9) Wheeling Central Catholic 15; 10) Union HS 14; 11) Buffalo HS 9; 12) Bishop Donahue HS 8; 13) Paden City HS 7; 14) Gilmer County  HS 4; 15) Valley (Wetzel) HS 2; 15) Cameron HS 2; 17) East Hardy HS 1; 17) Richwood HS 1  
 
Doddridge County girls West Virginia A State Runner-up - Rollie Jacobs photo

High Point: 1)  D'Andra Swiger (Doddridge) 36; 2)  Maggie Drazba (St. Marys) 32.50; 3)  Andrea Chidester (Williamstown) 32.50; 4)  Lincoln Postlewaite (Williamstown) 26.50; 5)  Sarah Ferguson (Doddridge) 21
WV Runners would like to congratulate the Doddridge County boys team for winning the State Championship two years in a row, the Williamstown girls team for winning by such a large margin, Daniel Plaugher and D'Andra Swiger of Doddridge County High School for winning high point honors. We would also like to congratulate Maggie Drazba of St. Marys High School for her record-breaking performances in the distance events. Drazba has certainly made her mark at the local, state, and national level!
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