Mock shines at WVU Invitational
Meghan Mock, a junior at Berkeley Springs High School, won three events and finished second in fourth at the West Virginia University Invitational on Saturday, April 21 in Morgantown.
Mock finished second in the 100 meter hurdles before setting meet records in the high jump, long jump and 300 meter hurdles, to claim victory in each.
Mock cleared 5-6 in the high jump, soared 18 feet 5 inches in the long jump and ran the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 47.08 seconds.
"Meghan is a terrific athlete, she is so versatile," said Berkeley Springs coach David Mundey. "This was the first time we've competed this year when the weather cooperated and she responded with her best performances in each of the events entered. The 18-5 she jumped in the long jump is just outstanding."
Actually Mock and Chelsea Carrier, who scored the most points at last year's state meet in Class AAA, tied with 18-5, but Mock won the event on criteria. Both jumps were more than a foot longer than the winning jump in the college meet held the same day.
Amber Booher tied for second in the high jump, clearing 4-11, Kati Whittington placed third in the shot put with a throw of 32-2, Kelsey McCoy finished third in the discus with a toss of 93-11 and the 4x800 meter relay team of Ardath Osborne, Breanna Henry, Kari Mundey and Rachel Buser placed fifth in a time of 10:17.63.
Foster Sirbaugh had a second and a third for the boys team. Sirbaugh cleared 6-3 in the high jump to take second and jumped 18-11 to finish third in the long jump.
Lenny Roach was fourth in the 1600 with a time of 4:33.81 and ran 10:16.48 to finish fifth in the 3200. Sam Byrne brought home a fifth and sixth place finish in the discus and shot put respectively. He threw the shot 40-10 and the discus 121-9.
Paul Truitt was fourth in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.55 and ran the opening leg of the shuttle hurdle relay team that placed fifth in a time of 1:04.5. Joining Truitt on the relay was Devin Walsh, Brandon Costello and Matt Beadenkopf.
Three days earlier the teams competed in Apple Valley League Championships at Jefferson County. Jefferson County won both the girls and boys meets, with Berkeley Springs girls finishing second and the boys third.
The girls were led by Mock and Buser. Mock won all four events she entered, including the 100 meter hurdles (16:23), 300 meter hurdles (47.87), high jump (5-2) and long jump (17-0), while Buser won both the 800 and 3200 meter runs in respective times of 2:30.32 and 11:31. She also anchored the second place 4x400 meter relay team that also included, Rebecca Trump, Corrie Riffle and Henry.
Also finishing second was Megan Risinger in the 100, Booher in the high jump and Whittington in the shot put. The 4x200 meter relay team of Risinger, Trump, Riffle and Jordan Reedy placed third. Finishing fourth was Henry in the 800 and the 4x800 meter relay team of Mundey, Osborne, Katie Close and Sandy Crum, while Brittany Nail and Mundey rounded out the scoring with fifth place finishes in the discus and 3200 meter run, respectively.
The boys claimed two individual conference titles. Sirbaugh cleared 6-2 to win the high jump, while Brian Ness won the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 42.61. Roach placed second in the 3200, Truitt was second in the 300 hurdles, Byrne finished second in the discus, while the 4x100 meter relay team of Cody Hess, Byrne, Cody Reed and Ness also placed second.
Truitt added a third in the 110 meter high hurdles and teamed with Ness, Walsh and Costello to finish third in the shuttle hurdle relay. The 4x200 meter relay team of Hess, Byrne, Truitt and Reed along with the 4x400 meter relay team of Reed, Roach, Duckwall and Costello finished fourth. Reed also picked up a fourth place finish in the shot put.
Hess and Ness rounded out the scoring with fifth place finishes in the 100 and long jump, respectively.
Girls team scores
1. Jefferson County 128.5
2. Berkeley Springs 90
3. Musselman 58
4. Hedgesville 54
5. Martinsburg 41.5
Boys team scores
1. Jefferson County 125
2. Hedgesville 99
3. Berkeley Springs 56
4. Martinsburg 54
5. Musselman 39
Both teams will compete at the Gazette Relays on April 27 and 28 at Laidley Field in Charleston.