POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Both of the Point Pleasant boys and girls track and field teams earned third place Saturday at the 2012 Holzer Center Sports Medicine First Call Invitational held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Mason County.
The Big Blacks scored 66 points in the 11-team boys division, while the Lady Knights posted 84.5 points in the nine-team girls competition. Buckhannon-Upshur (200.0) and Winfield (162.5) won the girls and boys team crowns, respectively.
The Lady Knights had three individual champions and 11 top-four efforts in 18 events, which also included a pair of stadium records.
Andrea Porter set OVB marks Saturday after claiming victories in the 1600-meter and 3200m races with new record times of 5:37.85 and 12:22.99, respectively. Porter was also second in the 800m run with a time of 2:29.54.
Allison Smith also captured first place in the 200m dash with a split of 27.89 seconds.
The 4x200m squad of Lexi Young, Karli Gandee, Ashley Coon and Jayla Smith finished second with a time of 1:57.81, while the 4x100m relay team of Cassie Jordan, Morgan Pethtel, Karson Tolliver and Allison Smith placed third with a mark of 55.87 seconds.
The 4x400m relay team of Porter, Smith, Jordan and Jessilynn Hill were third with a time of 4:38, while the shuttle hurdles relay team placed third with a mark of 1:17.71.
Lexi Young was third overall in the long jump (13 feet, 9 inches) and fourth in the 100m hurdles (18.59 seconds). Whitney Layton was also fourth in the shot put event with a heave of 27-10.
The Black Knights had two individual champions and seven top-four finishes in 18 events, and all seven of those finishes were either first or second-place efforts.
Zach Canterbury claimed first place in the 200m dash with a time of 24.60 seconds and also placed second in the 400m dash with a mark of 53.02 seconds.
The 4x200m relay team of Canterbury, Chase Walton, Rogan Park and Cody Marcum won first place with a combined split of 1:37.22. The 4x400m team of Canterbury, Walton, Park and Anthony Darst placed second with a mark of 3:44.21.
Trey Livingston won runner-up honors in both the shot put (45-1) and discus (130-4) events, while Noah Searls was second in the pole vault after clearing a heaight of 11-6.
Complete results of the 2012 HCSM First Call Invitational are available on the web at runwv.com