Jun. 11—CHARLESTON — Chase Ammons entered the Class A state track meet as one of, if not the favorite, in the 800-meter run, ranking at the top of the West Virginia high school leaderboard most of the season.
He even got off to a late start to the track season, playing deep into the postseason for the Clay-Battelle boys’ basketball season.
But it came to a head Thursday night, claiming the state title with a time of 2:06.98., finishing a second and a half ahead of Wood County Christian’s Michael Cline.
Not only did he win the 800m, he finished third in the 1, 600-meter with a time of 4:45.80.
Also for the Cee-Bees, Ashley Chisler placed in pole vault, finishing fifth with a vault of 7-06.00.
Trinity has 8 place, boys’ relay teams shine A few familiar names from other sports at Trinity, including Calvin Blunt Jr. (football) and Levi Teets (football), Gabe Turak (soccer), and Kyle Knight (soccer) proved their athleticism with a stellar performance in the 4 ×200 relay, finishing in second with a time of 1:35.08.
That was one of eight medalists (1st-6th place) for the Warriors:
~ Calvin Blunt, Jr. placed 4th in the Boys 100-meter Dash with a time of 11.71.
~ Levi Teets placed 6th in the Boys 100-meter Dash with a time of 11.77.
~ Relay team of Teets, Knight, Turak and Blunt Jr. placed 3rd in the Boys 4 x 100-meter Relay with a time of 45.61.
~Sofia Pancoast placed 4th in the Girls 200-meter Dash with a time of 27.47.
~ Relay team of Maggie Mercure, Jenna Barnett, Ellie Cepeda and Pancoast placed 6th in the Girls 4 x 400 Meter relay with a time of 4:34.03 ~ Pancoast placed 4th in the Girls 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.48.
~ Jenna Barnett placed 6th in the Girls 3, 200-meter run with a time of 12:32.07.
“We had 17 runners come out this year. We had 11 qualify for states in 12 different races, placing in eight of them, ” head coach John Barnett said. “We’re a young team with just one senior. With the season being canceled last year, this was the first experience at states for most of our runners. It was great experience and we’re looking forward to building on this year’s success next season.”