RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Ethan Moore broke the school record in the shot put in the Highland season opener.

Last Thursday, he broke his own record.
Moore’s heave of 44 feet, 8½ inches, was two and a half inches better than the previous week, highlighting the Rams’ effort in the meet that featured 13 high schools.
Colton Williams led the HHS boys with 18 points that included a second in the long jump (18-4½), a third in the 200-meters (24.50) and a fourth in the shot (40-7½).
Moore had a sixth in the 100-meter dash (12.26) and scored 11 points.
Jazmine Douglas paced the Ram girls with six points, placing fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.26) and fifth in the long jump (12-1½). Colleen Adams was sixth in the high jump (4-4) and scored one point.
“We had a good meet,” said Highland coach Colby Jackson. “Ethan Moore broke his own school record and got first in the shot put and Colton Williams was third in the 200, second in the long jump and fourth in the shot put. We ran the 4x100, but unfortunately we had Eli Moore go down in the long jump with a knee injury so our alternate Patton Hull stepped in. They finished eighth in the race.
“Jazmine did well in the 100 meters and finished fourth as she builds back up from her injury,” he added. “Colleen Adams and Zalea Good continue to improve on their jumps and times. We are improving daily.”
The Rams were in Covington on Wednesday for a Pioneer District meet and return to Covington on Wednesday, April 19.

Girls’ team scores
1. Shady Spring, 188; 2. Richwood, 76; 3. Greenbrier West, 47; 4. Tygarts Valley, 45; 5. Summers County, 36; T6. Pocahontas County, 32; T6. Clay County, 32; 8. Wyoming East, 31; 9. Webster County, 16; 10. Highland, 7; 11. Midland Trail, 4; 12. Nicholas County, 1

Boys’ team scores
1. Shady Springs, 122¾; 2. Webster County, 79; 3. Greenbrier West, 64; 4. Tygarts Valley, 54; 5. Clay County, 49; 6. Summers County, 44; 7. Pocahontas County, 40½; 8. Highland, 29; 9. Richwood, 20¾; 10. Nicholas County, 12; 11. Wyoming East, 11; 12. Midland Trail, 8; 13. Shady Spring, 3

HHS girls’ summary
• 100-meter dash: 4. Jazmine Douglas, 14.43; 8. Colleen Adams, 15.19; 12. Zalea Good, 15.56
• 400-meter dash: 10. Zalea Good, 1:18.38
• 200-meter dash: 7. Jazmine Douglas, 32.25; 13. Colleen Adams, 34.17
• Long jump: 5. Jazmine Douglas, 12-1½; 9. Zalea Good, 11-7; 14. Colleen Adams, 10-7½
• High jump: 6. Colleen Adams, 4-4

HHS boys’ summary
• 100-meter dash: 6. Ethan Moore, 12.26; 31. Elijah Good, 14.65
• 400-meter dash: 22. Patton Hull, 1:07.38
• 4x100-meter relay: 8. Highland (Ethan Moore, Patton Hull, Colton Williams, Elijah Good), 52.71
• 800-meter run: 15. John Wagner, 2:52.06; 18. Cash Chambers, 3:27.02
• 200-meter dash: 3. Colton Williams, 24.50
• Shot put: 1. Ethan Moore, 44-8½; 4. Colton Williams, 40-7½; 14. Cash Chambers, 32-4; 22. John Wagner, 30-5½
• Discus: 8. John Wagner, 93-1; 21. Elijah Good, 77-10; 24. Cash Chambers, 71-0
• Long jump: 2. Colton Williams, 18-4½; 13. Eli Moore, 14-8¾; 20. Patton Hull, 11-2½

HMS shows strong at meet

By Mark Pifer • Staff Writer

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — The middle school track team from Highland had another strong showing in Richwood last Tuesday.
Brooklyn Bussard had a pair of individual wins, leading the Rams to five first-place efforts.
“It went awesome,” said coach Colby Jackson. “I’m really proud of these kids.”
Bussard won both the 100-meter and 200-meter races and ran the first leg on the winning 4x100-meter relay team. Addison Lockridge, Makynley Smith and Brooke Williams completed the team.
Williams added a win in the long jump and Lockridge won the high jump.
Williams was second in both the 100 and 400 meters; Bussard was third in the high jump; Lockridge placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles; and Kristina Neil placed second in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
In boys’ competition, James VanReenen finished third in the shot put, while Levi Warner was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and sixth in the high jump.
“The rest of the team competed well and should be proud of what they accomplished,” added Jackson.