The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 15, 2013

Local athletes headed to states


— Fayette County athletes will be among those competing this weekend in the annual West Virginia high school track and field championships in Charleston.

Following is a list of local qualifiers:



Fayetteville

-- Jonathan Gore — boys 100-meter dash (11.70 seconds, won region), 200 (23.19, won region, 2nd best qualifying time) and long jump (21 feet, 4 inches, won region, best qualifying distance)

-- Tracey Lovins — boys 100 (12.18), 200 (24.24) and 400 (53.97)

-- Timothy Holster — boys 300 hurdles (44.99)

-- Breana Bennett, Emily Akers, Emma Ellis and Joelene Rogers — girls 4x400 relay (5:29.59)



Meadow Bridge

-- Dakota Clere — boys 800 (2:11.0)



Midland Trail

-- Ethan Barker — boys 100 (11.98) and 200 (23.43, 4th best qualifier)

-- Austin Burdette — boys 200 (24.85)

-- Devon Steele — boys 800 (2:10.98, won region) and 1600 (5:06.74, won region)

-- Dallas Lesher — boys 1600 (5:17.93)

-- Barker, Shane Hypes, Paul Cooper and Rickie Carter — boys 4x100 (47.65)   

-- Hypes, Cooper, Barker and Austin Burdette — boys 4x200 (1:37.36)   

-- Hypes, Steele, Cooper and Austin Burdette — boys 4x400 (3:53.36, won region)

-- Lesher, Steele, Alex Burdette and Jonathan Fendley — boys 4x800 (10:40.97)

-- Jonathan Fendley, Larry Cavett, Aaron Walker and Michael Fendley — boys shuttle hurdles (1:07.53)

-- Garrett Coleman — boys shot put (37-03 1⁄4) and discus (107-10)

-- Peyton Fisher, Emily Keeney, Hannah Legg and Summer Whipkey — girls 4x100 (58.65)

-- Fisher, Keeney, Legg and Whipkey — girls 4x200 (2:03.11)

-- Fisher, Whipkey, Trisha Lee and Haven Simms — girls 4x800 (12:30.34)



Oak Hill

-- Sarah Kessler — girls shot put (30-11-0)

-- Jovare Brown — boys 400 (50.98)

-- Cody Gillespie — boys 3200 (10:09.59)

-- Marc Logan — boys high jump (6-2, 3rd best qualifying height)

-- Deon Marion — boys long jump (19-11 1-4, 4th best qualifying distance)