A number of Chapmanville Regional High School track and field athletes have advanced to the upcoming state meet at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
Chapmanville’s 4×100 and 4×200 girls’ relay team qualified for state after strong performances in last weekend’s regional meet, also at Laidley Field. The team, comprised of Abby Marcum, Addy Lucas, NeNe Osborne and Catherine Carter, took first place in the regionals.
Osborne, a senior, and fifth-year track athlete, made it to state in the 100 and 200 meter dashes as well.
Marcum, a junior, advanced to state in the 200-meter dash as well.
“I was especially happy for her because she is interested in going to college on a potential track scholarship, so this helps her chances of getting some attention considerably,” CRHS coach Joetta Thompson said of Marcum.
The Chapmanville boys’ 4×400 relay team also advanced to state as an outside qualifier. The team, consisting of seniors Andrew Thompson and Jeff Lunsford and juniors Jeremy Lilly and Fidelis Nwafor, took fourth place in the Class AA regional meet. Their time was good enough for them to qualify for the state meet.
The Tigers’ Jeremy Lilly also made it to state as an outside qualifier in the 400-meter dash.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).