Washington girls’ track and field offers strong showing at invitational

HEDGESVILLE – Defending state sprinting champion Devyn Hosby won the 100-, 200- and 400-meters as the Washington girls’ track and field program tied Hampshire for second during the Journal Invitational on Saturday at Hedgesville High School.

Sara Pifer won the pole vault and Destiny Harrison won the 800 as the Patriots finished a close second behind host Hedgesville, which used the weekend meet as an inaugural event to open the Eagles’ new soccer and track facility.

Washington senior Devyn Hosby, center, won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints Saturday during the Journal Invitational at Hedgesville.

Washington senior Devyn Hosby, center, won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints Saturday during the Journal Invitational at Hedgesville.

Hosby led Washington with three individual victories as Hedgesville placed first with 136 points, followed by Washington and Hampshire at 131 points apiece. Musselman (56), Spring Mills (49) and Mercersburg (45) filled out the order of finish.

Hosby, who won the 100, 200 and 400 last year during the state Class AAA meet in Charleston and has signed a Division I scholarship offer to run track at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, won the 100 on Saturday with a time of 12.47 seconds. She also won the 200 (NL) and 400 (59.91).

Pifer won the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 6 inches, while Harrison won the 800 in a time of 2:25.02.

The Washington boys’ program finished last of the six schools competing on Saturday.

Ian MacLeod led the Patriots with a second-place finish in the 100 (10.93), Kendall Coles placed third in the 800 (2:07.83).

Hedgesville won the boys’ division with 156 points. Musselman placed second with 126.5, followed by Mercersburg (90.5), Hampshire (75), Spring Mills (44) and Washington (36).

On the girls’ side, the Patriots also earned points from placings on the track by Destiny Harrison (6th, 400, 1:03.52); Catrina Russell (4th, 1,600, 5:50.05; 3rd, 3,200, 13:30.00); Talia Wilt (4th, 100 hurdles, 17.98; 2nd, 300 hurdles, 51.26); Mya Linden (3rd, 300 hurdles, 52.05); and Ashley Warner (4th, 300 hurdles, 52.56).

Washington’s girls’ relays placed fifth in the 4×100 (54.56); third in the 4×200 (1:55.30); and first in the 4×400 (4:08.99).

In the field events, Washington also tallied points from placings by Emily Scelza (3rd, long jump, 15-4); Rachel Krowpman (6th, long jump, 14.5-5); Kristin Williams (4th, shot put, 30-0); Kayla Jackson (6th, shot put, 29-5); Emma Banfield (5th, discus, 88-1); Lauren Ziglifa (3rd, pole vault, 8-0); and Emily Ostrander (5th, pole vault, 7-0).

On the boys’ side, Washington also earned points from placings by Kevin Grega (5th, 800, 2:08.81); Jake Kidwell (3rd, 300 hurdles, 42.82; 2nd, high jump, 5-10); and the 4×800 relay (3rd, 8:49.45).


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