WELLSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur boys and girls track and field teams will compete in the Region I Championships Friday at Brooke High School with spots in the West Virginia State High School Championships meet on the line.
The state meet will be held Friday and Saturday, June 11-12 at Laidley Field in Charleston.
Region I consists of eight teams — Buckhannon-Upshur, Bridgeport, Brooke, John Marshall, Morgantown, Preston, University and Wheeling Park.
Six of the top 10 teams in the RunWV Power Rankings on the girls side reside in Region I.
The Lady Bucs are currently positioned eighth according to the RunWV Power Rankings with four girls and three relay teams listed in the top 10 based on results from meets this season.
Those currently individually ranked are Chloe Cale third in the long jump (16.085) and 10th in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.89), Cameron Zuliani third in the discus (111.09) and Dezi Pugh ninth in the 400-meter dash (1:01.63).
The shuttle hurdle relay team is third (1:09.35), the 4x200-meter relay team is fifth (1:49.68) and the 4x400-meter relay team is fifth (4:18.78).
The boys are currently unranked as a team in the RunWV Power Rankings but have three individuals and three relay teams ranked in the top 10.
Julius Hobbs is ranked fifth in the pole vault (12.00), Shawn Blandino is ranked sixth in the 400-meter dash (51.60) and Sterlin Thropp is ranked seventh in the 400-meter dash (51.65).
The 4x400-meter relay team (3:39:46) and the 4x800-meter relay team (8:38.54) are both ranked sixth while the shuttle hurdle relay team (1:03.22) is ranked ninth.
RunWV Girls Power Rankings
1. Wheeling Park 92.33
2. Morgantown 86
3. Jefferson 68.33
4. University 38
5. Hurricane 37.86
6. Huntington 27
7. Preston 26
8. Buckhannon-Upshur 22
9. John Marshall 21
10. Musselman 18
Class AAA B-U Girls Best Performances State (Top 10)
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (3rd)
Chloe Cale (3rd) – Long Jump
Cameron Zuliani (3rd) – Discus
4x200-meter relay (5th)
4x400-meter relay (5th)
Dezi Pugh (9th) – 400-meter dash
Chloe Cale (10th) – 100-meter high hurdles
RunWV Boys Power Rankings
1. Wheeling Park 110
2. Parkersburg 84.50
3. Morgantown 73
4. University 62
5. Jefferson 50
6. Musselman 29
7. Martinsburg 28
8. Parkersburg South 20
9. Cabell Midland 18.50
10. Washington 18
10. Riverside 18
Class AAA B-U Boys Best Performances State (Top 10)
Julius Hobbs (5th) – pole vault
Shawn Blandino (6th) – 400-meter dash
4x400-meter relay (6th)
4x800-meter relay (6th)
Sterlin Thropp (7th) – 400-meter dash
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (9th)