Cold feet: Waterford girls, Morgan boys win at Fort Frye

BEVERLY- A total of five track and field teams competed in the first event on the brand new track at Fort Frye High School on a very chilly Tuesday evening.

When it was all said and done, the Morgan boys team and the girls team of Waterford came out on top.

The Morgan boys outscored second place Waterford by a 108.25-to-81.5 margin, with Fort Frye (77), Shenandoah (59) and Frontier (33.25) finishing third through fifth respectively.

In the girls competition, Waterford tallied 108 points to out distance second place Morgan (79) followed by Fort Frye (74), Morgan (61), and Frontier (18).

The Morgan boys got a strong performance from senior Clinton Campbell, who claimed first place in both the 300 meter hurdles (40.4) and the 100 meter dash (11.3).

Derek Dingy (discus), Bruce Thompson (high jump) and Kaleb Driggs (long jump) all placed first in their respective events.

The Waterford boys got first place performances from Sean Hickman in the shot put (39’1) and Lee Wittekind in the 800 meter run (2:18).

Max Alsbach led the way for Fort Frye by placing first in both the 400 meter dash (54.7) and the 200 meter dash (24.4), while Jon Anderson was strong in the distance events with the Fort Frye sophomore claiming first in both the 1600 meter (4:45) and the 3200 meter run (10:16).

Fort Frye head coach Bobbi Webb was quite impressed with the performance of Anderson.

“This is his first year of varsity track and field and he is improving all the time,” said Webb. “He had a great meet tonight.”

In the girls events Waterford’s Ally Rohrer dominated the hurdles by winning both the 300 meter (54.4) and the 110 meter hurdle events (18.4) while Morgan’s Hanson grabbed top honors in both the 1600 meters (5:55) and the 3200 meters (13:32).

Shenadoah’s Samantha Goodheart and Waterford’s Hope Schilling claimed the top spots in the discus and shot put throws respectively.

Fort Frye’s Natalie Hart was victorious in both the 200 meters (28.6) and the 400 meter dash (1:03), while Waterford’s Maddy Sury placed first in the long jump (14’3″) and runner up in both the 400 meter run and the 800 meter run.

The Frontier squad continued to show improvement as Kelsey Daughtery grabbed a second in the girls 300 meter hurdles while Jordan Jefferson finished second in the high jump (5’4).

Webb was quite pleased with both the quality and the quantity of competition that was on display in the inaugural event on the brand new track.

“I felt that overall the meet went very well,’ said Webb. “It’s one of the biggest events that we have ever held and the competition was very good.”