Musselman’s Gray wins another new event | Newspaper
SPRING MILLS – Madison Gray continues to find herself throwing new events.
A few weeks ago, it was the 1,600-meter race.
On Wednesday, at the Eastern Panhandle Sports Conference meeting in Spring Mills, it was the 300 low hurdles.
She has won both times.
“There is a first time for everything,” said the senior Musselman.
“I don’t know anymore,” Gray said. “Certainly not the two miles. No way, Jose.”
Shortly after winning the 300, she claimed victory in the 800.
She clocked 48.24 seconds in the 300 hurdles.
“It was a lot of fun,” Gray said, “but I really have a lot of work to do.”
She talked about focusing and not going over obstacles. As she cleared the penultimate hurdle, she brushed past it and tripped, but she was also able to take the lead against Spring Mills’ Ella Jones.
Gray ran the 800 in 2 minutes, 22.64 seconds.
Then, in her whirlwind of three races in four events of the competition, she was on the 200, where she finished fifth in a race where the Jefferson girls swept the top three positions.
Hailey Dillow finished first, Lorelei Bangit second and Trinity Blue third. Dillow eclipsed Bangit’s previous fastest time finishing in 25.34.
Gray wasn’t the only one to have won more than one event for the girls.
Lauren Colbert of Hedgesville won both show jumping events, going 15 feet, 10 in long jump and 5-0 in high jump.
Not all results were available at the time of publication.
The Tag Team Championships were each won by Jefferson before the stadium lights went out just as the boys’ shuttle relay was about to take off. The 4×400 relay was also delayed.
Doryn Smith of Martinsburg had a very first meeting of the season.
He won the 110 high hurdles and was tight with Jefferson’s Chase Brown, who won the 300 race, but Smith really showed up with a 6-6 high jump which puts him in the lead of the state.
“I thought I was going to stop at 6-2,” Smith said. “But I just kept going.”
Smith was competing for the first time this season after joining the track team after finishing his basketball season.
Smith’s teammate Kai Walker won the 100 and 200 dashes.
In a moment of levity, though the runners might not have agreed, in the first round of the 200 boys, the runners didn’t stop when the gun fired a second time to signal a scythe. departure.
Spring Mills coach Matt Smith sprinted down the track to put up a stop sign about 20 yards from the finish line. The runners had the chance to run a little later.