CHARLESTON – Cameron Zuliani was high point for the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc track and field team at the 13-team Laidley Field Invitational this past Friday.
Zuliani won two individual events, took second place in one event and was part of the first place 4x102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay team.
She took first with a time of 28.12 in the 200-meter dash, won the discus with a throw of 102-02 and took second in the shot put with a heave of 30-08.
Zuliani was part of a foursome along with Kierra Arbogast, Dezi Pugh and Chloe Cale that took first in the shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 1:21.71.
Pugh had herself quite the meet as well winning the 100-meter dash in 13.56, running second in the 400-meter dash, and taking third in the high jump clearing 4-08.
Cale picked up the other first place for the Lady Bucs as she won the long jump with a leap of 14-10.25.
She also took third in the 300-meter hurdles (18.05) and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.30).
The Lady Bucs won the team title with 127 points despite not having entries for three events.
“We still had two major point earners that were unable to compete, so this was definitely a strategic team win” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Jackie Zuliani. “I put girls in some different events to maximize points and they showed great teamwork and competed hard to score those points for the win. We only took 12 girls and look what they were able to accomplish. We won a state championship one year with only eight girls. I tell the team. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. Make the most out of what you have. If you do, you can have a successful season.”
Charleston Catholic was second with 108 points while Shady Spring checked in third place with 66 points.
The 4x800-meter relay team took runner-up honors for the Lady Bucs as the quartet of Allison Andrew, Jessica Williams, Miah Reger, and Ashley Catlin took second with a time of 11;25.47.
Individually, Catherine Neely took second in the discus with a throw of 98-00 and Arbogast took third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.05.
Getting fourths were Williams in the 3200-meter run (13.41.02), Reger in the high jump (4-06) and the 4x100-meter relay team of Regan McVay, Kyleigh Keener, Andrew and Reger (58.53) and the 4x200-meter relay team of Andrew, Reger, Arbogast and Keener (1:59.96).
The Lady Bucs will run again today in a home meet and then Saturday at the Harry Green Invitational in Bridgeport.
1. Buckhannon-Upshur 127; 2. Charleston Catholic 108; 3. Shady Spring 66; 4. Wayne 42; 5. South Charleston 40; 6. Sherman 38; 7. Independence 25; 8. George Washington 22; 9. Webster County 19; 10. Greenbrier West 11; 11. (tie) Scott and Teays Valley Christian 10; 13. Bluefield 5.
LADY BUC RESULTS
100-meter dash – Dezi Pugh (1st) 13.56; Regan McVay (12th) 14.76; Mia Sappey (13th) 14.82.
200-meter dash – Cameron Zuliani (1st) 28.12; Kyleigh Keener (6th) 29.84.
400-meter dash – Dezi Pugh (2nd) 1:04.00; Miah Reger (5th) 1:07.65.
800-meter run – No entries.
1600-meter run – No entries.
3200-meter run – Jessica Williams (4th) 13.41.02; Ashley Catlin (8th) 14:21.19.
100-meter hurdles – Kierra Arbogast (3rd) 18.05; Chloe Cale (5th). 18.30.
300-meter hurdles – Chloe Cale (3rd) 52.54.
4x100-meter relay – Regan McVay, Kyleigh Keener, Allison Andrew, Miah Reger (4th) 58.53.
4x200-meter relay – Allison Andrew, Miah Reger, Kierra Arbogast, Kyleigh Keener (4th) 1:59.96.
4x400-meter relay – Allison Andrew, Mia Sappey, Ashley Catlin, Kyleigh Keener (6th) 5:00.91.
4x800-meter relay – Allison Andrew, Jessica Williams, Miah Reger, Ashley Catlin (2nd) 11:25.47.
4x102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay – Kierra Arbogast, Cameron Zuliani, Dezi Pugh, Chloe Cale (1st), 1:21.71.
High jump – Dezi Pugh (3rd) 4-08; Miah Reger (4th) 4-06.
Pole vault – No entries.
Long jump – Chloe Cale (1st) 14-10.25; Mia Sappey (6th) 12-01.25.
Shot put – Cameron Zuliani (2nd) 30-08.00; Catherine Neely (9th) 27-00.
Discus – Cameron Zuliani (1st) 102-02; Catherine Neely (2nd) 98-00.