Berkeley Springs AA Girls State Champions; Frankfort's Welker, Jan Dominate

West Virginia 2012 AA State Champion Berkeley Springs - Rollie Jacobs photo
The Berkeley Springs High School girls' track team won five events and the team title, while Frankfort’s Bria Welker turned in a 40-point performance and earned high point honors at the West Virginia High School Class AA Girls Track & Field State Championships on May 18th-19th, 2012 at Laidley Field in Charleston, WV.

The Indians received first from Sarah Haynes in the high jump, Toni Davison in the pole vault, Harlie Stotler in the shot put and discus throw. Berkeley Springs also won the girl’s 4x400 meter relay of (Keri Shetler, Kayla Mundey, Danielle Haynes, Melissa Colby).

Other scoring team members: Sara Younker placed fifth in the 3200 meter run, Jordan Bennett placed sixth in the 100 meter high hurdles and fifth in the long jump, Casey Solomon placed second in the high jump and pole vault, Sara Haynes placed sixth in the long jump. Berkeley Springs placed fourth in the 4x800 meter relay of (Kayla Mundey, Sara Younker, Macy Houck, Danielle Haynes).
(L-R) Brooke Saville, Katie Jan, and Bria Welker of Frankfort's WV AA State Runner-up team - Rollioe Jacobs Photo

Frankfort High School finished in second behind David Mundey’s Indians. The Dynamic Duo, juniors Bria Welker and Katie Jan, dominated the field by winning a combined total of eight medals - seven first and a fourth. The Falcons' only had 3 athletes and they nearly defeated Berkeley Springs for the State Team Championship with a score of 76-74.    

Welker ran a 12.33 in the 100 meter dash, 25.19 in the 200 meter dash, ran a PR of 57.13 in the 400 meter dash (State Meet Record), and went 17-8.25 in the Long Jump, placing first in all four individual events. Bria also ran a PR of 25.15 in the 200 meter dash (State Meet Record), while placing first in the prelims.

Jan ran an 11:42.08 in the 3200 meter run, ran a 5:14.43 in the 1600 meter run, and ran a PR of 2:16.24 in the 800 meter run, placing first in all three events. Katie ran a PR of 59.69 in the 400 meter dash, placing fourth. Jan also finished second to her teammate in the high point standings with 34 points.
Class AA Girls Team Scores:
1) Berkeley Springs HS 76; 2) Frankfort HS 74; 3) Keyser HS 69; 4) Oak Glen HS 54; 5) Shady Spring HS 48; 6) Summers County HS 38; 7) Point Pleasant HS 31; 8) Liberty (Harrison) HS 30; 9) Lincoln HS 24; 10) Ritchie County HS 20; 11) Weir HS 17; 12) Wayne HS 16; 13) Webster County HS 13; 13) Philip Barbour HS 13; 15) Roane County HS 12; 15) Tyler Consolidated HS 12; 17) Independence HS 5; 18) Oak Hill HS 3; 19) Poca HS 1; 19) Grafton HS 1; 19) Magnolia HS 1      

Class AA Individual Winners:
100 Meter Dash - Bria Welker (Frankfort HS) 12.33
200 Meter Dash - Bria Welker (Frankfort HS) 25.19 (State Meet Record)
400 Meter Dash - Bria Welker (Frankfort HS) 57.13 (State Meet Record)
800 Meter Run - Katie Jan (Frankfort HS) 2:16.24
1600 Meter Run - Katie Jan (Frankfort HS) 5:14.43    
3200 Meter Run - Katie Jan (Frankfort HS) 11:42.08  
100 Meter Hurdles - Kristin Boyd (Shady Spring HS) 15.90
300 Meter Hurdles - Madison Cunningham (Lincoln HS) 45.03    
4x100 Meter Relay - Liberty (Harrison) HS 50.93
4x200 Meter Relay - Liberty (Harrison) HS 1:48.19
4x400 Meter Relay - Berkeley Springs HS 4:15.17
4x800 Meter Relay - Keyser HS 10:04.99
4x102.5 Meter Shuttle Hurdle - Keyser HS 1:07.15
High Jump - Sarah Haynes (Berkeley Springs HS) 5-00.00
Pole Vault - Toni Davison (Berkeley Springs HS) 9-00.00
Long Jump - Bria Welker (Frankfort HS) 17-08.25
Shot Put - Harlie Stotler (Berkeley Springs) 36-10.50
Discus Throw - Harlie Stotler (Berkeley Springs)114-02                                                             

[Note: Candace Brown of Summers County HS broke the meet record in the 100 meter dash Preliminaries in a time of 12.24. Bria Welker of Frankfort HS broke the meet record in the 200 meter dash Preliminaries in a time of 25.15.]

High Point: 1) Bria Welker (Frankfort) 40; 2) Katie Jan (Frankfort) 34; 3) Madison Cunningham (Lincoln) 22; 4) Alexis Burch (Oak Glen) 21; 5) Harlie Stotler (Berkeley Springs) 20
WV Runners would like to congratulate the Berkeley Springs girls' track team on their Class AA Team Championship! Congrats to Bria Welker for her 40-point performance and Katie Jan for getting runner-up in the high point standings! Who would have ever imagined that a team consisting of two runners, especially juniors, would make such an impact at the West Virginia Track & Field State Tournament. You have truly earned the title of Dynamic Duo!