TENNERTON — The Buckhannon-Upshur boys garnered sixth first-place efforts in finishing just one-point behind Nicholas County during a home meet held last Tuesday at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium.
The Bucs racked up 103 points, compared to Nicholas County’s 104. Tucker County (92) and North Marion (66) rounded out the field.
Senior Andrew Nesselroade placed first in both the 200-meter dash (23.48) and 400 (52.27) to lead coach Patty Wager’s squad.
Other first-place finishes went to Jack Garcia in the pole vault (10-00) and Christian Dittman in the long jump (18-05).
B-U also captured a pair of relay events.
The team of Nesselroade, Kenny Jackson, Evan Roylance and Joey Tomasula took the 4x200 in a time of 1:37.53 and Brian Kaubisch, Nesselroade, Roylance and Tomasula teamed to win the 4x400 in an effort of 3:45.58.
Roylance also placed second in the 100 (11.71), Tomasula finished just runner-up to Nesselroade in the 200 (23.48) and Caleb Hamner was second in the pole vault (7-06).
Third-place showings went to Tomasula in the 100 (11.78), Ethan Cutright in the 3,200 (12:33.92), the shuttle hurdle relay team of Hunter Huddleston, Rondo Caesar, Jackson and Roylance in a time of 50.30, Jeremiah Nicola in the high jump (5-08) and Dash Davis in the discus (106-02.50).
The B-U boys will travel to the Capital City Classic at Charleston’s Laidley Field at 3 p.m. today.
In the girls meet, Leah Stankus earned high-point honors to lead B-U to a third-place effort.
The Lady Bucs of coach Jackie Zuliani finished with 85 points. North Marion took top honors with 125 points, Tucker County was runner-up with 87 and Nicholas County (71) fourth.
Stankus, a senior, captured the 100-meter dash (13.23), 200 (26.94), 100 hurdles (16.50) and 300 hurdles (48.95).
B-U also received first-place finishes from sophomore Iris Kolenich in the high jump (4-8) and freshman Kennedi Lewellyn in the pole vault (7-6).
Lewellyn was also third in the 400 (1:06.84).
Placing second for the Lady Bucs were Rachel Long in the high jump (4-6) and Breanna Morgan in the discus (92-06).
Kaitlyn Luterek was third in the shot put (30-06), along with Kolenich in the 300 hurdles (53.12) and the 4x400 relay team of Kolenich, Makenzi Lewellyn, Long and Kennedi Lewellyn, which turned in time of 4:46.03.
The Lady Bucs will be at home again at 4 p.m. Tuesday.