Kennedi Lewellyn ties school mark in pole vault at regional meet


Lady Bucs qualify five individuals, two relay teams for state meet

WELLSBURGKennedi Lewellyn tied the school record in the pole vault and Madison Shepherd was runner-up in the 300 hurdles as the Buckhannon-Upshur girls placed fifth in the Class AAA, Region 1 track and field championships held Thursday at Brooke High School.

Lewellyn and her twin sister, Makenzi Lewellyn, Shepherd, Kaitlyn Luterek and Breanna Morgan all qualified in individual events for the Lady Bucs, along with the 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

Kennedi Lewellyn had a personal-best 9-06 in the pole vault, placing third and tying Katy Riley and Taylor Jack for the top height in that event in school history.

Shepherd, meanwhile, turned in a time of 49.73 in the 300 hurdles, Makenzi Lewellyn placed fourth in the pole vault (8-06), Luterek was fourth in the shot put (30-05.50) and Breanna Morgan third in the discus (100-03).

The qualifying 4x200 unit, comprised of Kennedy Samargo, Kennedi and Makenzi Lewelly and Shepherd) was third in a time of 1:52.97 and the foursome of the Lewellyn sisters, Lauren Gompers and Shepherd was third in the 4x400 (4:18.91).

Morgantown won the team title with 226 points. Wheeling Park (117), Brooke (74), Preston (57), B-U (56), John Marshall (14) and University (13) rounded out the field.

The state meet takes place Friday and Saturday at Charleston’s Laidley Field.

Region 1 Track Meet Results:

Team scores

Morgantown 226, Wheeling Park 117, Brooke 74, Preston 57, Buckhannon-Upshur 56, John Marshall 14, University 13

B-U placers

100: Kennedy Samargo, sixth, 14.56

200: Samargo, seventh, 28.77

400: Madison Shepherd, fourth, 1:04.10; Kennedi Lewellyn, fifth, 1:04.52; Makenzi Lewellyn, seventh, 1:04.91

800: Laikelyn Leggett, 14th, 2:49.61; Jennifer Williams, 17th, 2:59.98

300 hurdles: Madison Shepherd, second, 49.73

4x100: (Leggett, Lauren Gompers, Williams and Samargo), sixth, 56.10

4x200: (Samargo, Kennedi Lewellyn, Makenzi Lewellyn and Shepherd), third, 1:52.97

4x400: (K. Lewellyn, Gompers, Shepherd and M. Lewellyn), third, 4:18.91

Pole vault: K. Lewellyn, third, 9-06; M. Lewellyn, fourth, 8-06

Shot put: Kaitlyn Luterek, fourth, 30-05.50; Payton Knicely, 11th, 26-05.50; Breanna Morgan, 12th, 25-00

Discus: Morgan, third, 100-03; Leggett, seventh, 93-11; Knicely, 11th, 84-10


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