Lady 'Cats; 'Cats Take First at Jasmine Claggett Memorial

Lady 'Cats; 'Cats Take First at Jasmine Claggett Memorial

BUCKHANNONAli Crawford broke a school record in the 100 meters in the West Virginia Wesleyan Jasmine Claggett Memorial held Friday afternoon at Cebe Ross Field.

Crawford took first place running a time of 12.30, breaking the old mark held by Valarie Jasper of 12.34.

Both the men and the women dominated their own track meet.

The Lady Bobcats amassed 312 points while Charleston was a distant second with 93 points. Concord was third with 80 points.

The men's side was a little closer but the Bobcats still won the team title by 83 points.

The Bobcats picked up 218 points while Mount Vernon Nazarene was second with 135 points and Charleston was third with 103 points.

The women won nine events – eight individual titles and one relay title.

Including Crawford winning the 100 meters, the others winning track events were Ali Johnson in the 800 meters (2:23.19), Rachel Pinto in the 5000 meters (19:05.00), Vicki Crise in the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.47) and the 4 x 100-relay team of Makenzi Neibergall, Crawford, Amber Stewart and Mykera Days (48.46).

Winning the field events were Rosa Morris in the shot put (12.19), Aiyana Kachmarek in the discus (36.87), Joy Price in the high jump (1.60), and Caysie Irving in the pole vault (3.05).

The men won seven events – two track events and five field events.

Winning the two track events were Matt Dearth in the 10,000 meters (34:13.54) and Tavaris Anderson in the 100 meters (11.14).

Earning victories in the field events were Isaac Johnson in the hammer (46.84), Dylon Rippeto in the discus (43.19), Ross Kim in the triple jump (12.82), Anderson in the long jump (6.76) and Rex Rosenberger in the pole vault (4.41).

"It meant a great deal to have Jasmine's family on hand, and also many of her former teammates at the meet," remarked head coach Jesse Skiles. 'She was a great Bobcat, and holds a special place in our program's history."
The winners of the first annual Jasmine Claggett Teammate Award were for the men, Josh Lopitz, and the women, Rachel Pinto.

Both teams will return to action this Friday at the Glenville State Last Chance Invitational. 

Photographed is Amber Stewart in the pole vault.

(Photo courtesey of Petere Galarneau Jr.)