St. Albans' Drury Wins Shot Put, Discus at BB&T Classic

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CHARLESTON - Bethany Drury of St. Albans High School won the girls shot put and discus this past Friday at the BB&T Classic Track & Field Meet that was held at the Laidley Field in Charleston, WV. The meet was hosted by George Washington High School.

Drury, a senior, who specializes in throws, went thirty-seven feet, 3 inches in the Shot Put beating her next competitor by more than three feet.  She had a throw of one hundred twenty-six feet, five inches in the discus, winning by more than 15 feet; that was a new personal record for her. Drury is currently US#67 and WV#1 in the shot put, and she is the WV#1 in the Discus Throw. Her WV#1 toss in the Shot Put of forty-two feet, five inches is more than five feet better than the WV#2.

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Marietta High School’s Page Grosel medaled in three events, finishing first in the Pole Vault in 10 feet, six inches, third in the 200-meter dash in a season best time of 27.83, and fourth in the Long Jump in a personal record of 15 feet, four inches.

Buffalo High School’s Dylan Rich won the 800-meter run in a new personal record. He finished the 800 in 1:57.80, winning by eighteen one-hundredths of a second ahead Winfield High School’s Joseph Kirtner. Kirtner’s 1:57.98 was also a new personal record in the 800-meter run. Kirtner, who will be attending Morehead State in the fall, placed first in the 3200-meter run in a time of 9:37.87. Rich is the current WV#2 in the 800-meter run, while Kirtner is the WV#3 in the 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter run.

Huricane High School’s A.j. White won the boys shot put and the discus.

White, a senior, won the shot put by more than one foot with a throw of forty-nine feet, one and a half inches. He got a new personal record in the Discus with a throw of one hundred sixty-five feet, two inches. He is currently ranked WV#1 in both events.

White finished first in the Shot Put and Discus in the West Virginia Class AAA Boys last season. A.j has signed with Gardner-Webb University.

Charleston Catholic’s Keiffer Reed won the Pole Vault in a height of fourteen feet. He is currently ranked WV#2 with Alex Howden of Hurricane High School and Nash Thomas of Preston High School.

Marietta High School’s Alex Wesel won the 1600-meter run in a new personal record of 4:25.00.

In all, the BB&T Classic Track & Field Meet had nine performances that met the national silver standard.

The Winfield High School boys and girls track & field team won the team titles. There were twenty-six teams that competed for the boys and twenty-four for the girls.