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Jefferson wins both EPAC track and field titles

By Staff | May 15, 2015

Jefferson won both the boys and girls track and field titles at last week’s Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference meet.

The Jefferson boys amassed 143 points to outdistance runner-up Martinsburg and its 129 points. Finishing third in the six-school event was Musselman (114), followed in order by Hedgesville (80), Spring Mills (54) and Washington (29).

Winning four relays greatly helped the Cougars to gain the conference championship. Only the shuttle hurdles relay eluded the Cougars as they were able to finish first in the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relays to outpace Martinsburg by 13 points.

Donald Starliper won the 400 to give Jefferson another 10 points, and Craye Nehler won the 200 for still another 10 points for the Cougars. Phillip Keller was Jefferson’s other winner in an individual event when he won the shot put.

Jefferson’s girls edged Washington by four points, finishing with 126 points compared to the Patriots’ 122 points.

Hedgesville was third in the girls division with 101 points and then came Spring Mills (76), Musselman (72) and Martinsburg (55).

Jefferson distance runner Abby Colbert won both the 800-meters and 3200-meters to provide the Lady Cougars with 20 points in individual events. Jefferson’s other firsts came in the shuttle hurdles and 4×100 relay.

Washington was able to finish one-two in the pole vault with Carmine Gynn winning and Lauren Zaglifa finishing second.

Rhonda Rogombe won both the high jump and the 400-meter dash for the Lady Patriots.

Washington’s Ashley Warner placed first in the 300-meter hurdles, and the Lady Patriots had a win in the 4×100 relay.