GRAFTON—The Taylor County Middle School Knights held one of the largest middle school track meets in the area last Saturday night, as they welcomed teams to the 5th Annual Toothman Ford Invitational.
The Knights hosted teams from Doddridge County, Bridgeport, Mountaineer Middle, Central Preston, Washington Irving, South Harrison, South Preston and Tucker Valley.
In the team portion of the events, the Lady Knights finished in fourth-place, while the boys team finished in the middle of the pack with a sixth-place finish.
Meredith Maier continued her brilliant middle school career, as she placed first in the 75 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles.
Maier also anchored the shuttle team that finished in first place.
The members of the first place team were Maier, Aneisa Taylor, Naveah Swisher and Haylee Poling.
Sixth grade standout Caroline Wellman helped to earn points in the field events, as she placed third in the long jump, while teammate Avrie Kelley placed fourth.
TCMS had two relay teams to finish second in the event.
The 4x400 team of Mattie Flohr, Abigail Stewart, Kelley and Alyssa Satterfield finshed second, as did the 4x800 team of Satterfield, River Sipes, Kendra Roguski and Kelley.
The top finisher for the boys team was the 4x100 team of Dylan Blake, Braydon McCullough, Justin Spiker and James Hoskins, who brought back a first-place finish.
J. Hoskins also had impressive times in the 100 and 200 which he finished in fourth place in both events.
The relay events were also kind to the boys, as they had two second-place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x800 events.
The 4x400 teams consists of Charles Hoskins, Jeremiah King, JT Veltri and Cayden Boylen.
The 4x800 team is made up of C. Hoskins, Matthew Hellmondollar, Boylen and Veltri.
Dylan Blake was also impressive in the field events, placing second in the discus and sixth in the shot put.
The Knights were back in action on Saturday, as they ran in the Harry Green Invitational in Harrison County. The results will be in this week’s edition of the Mountain Statesman.