Chapmanville track team off to a fast start

Paul AdkinsSports Editor

March 26, 2013

It was a good start to the season for the Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team in its season-0pening meet on Saturday at Roane County.

The Chapmanville boys’ team was fourth place out eight teams while the CRHS girls were second out of seven.

“Our boys came in fourth place out of eight teams and that’s not bad considering the team is made up of quite a few freshmen,” Chapmanville first-year coach Joetta Thompson said. “Overall I think my team did very well. The temperatures were near freezing all evening and we have a lot of new comers, including myself as coach, but they really tried hard and did a great job. They have great team spirit and support one another well. I’m looking forward to a fun and successful season.”

The boys were paced by a second-place performance in the 200-meter dash by Andrew Workman with a time of 24.94. Ethan Thompson also placed for a ribbon in the 200.

Thompson and Devin Wiley placed in the 100-meter dash as well.

The boys’ 4x100 meter relay team came in first place with a time of 48.03. That team consisted of Thompson, Wiley, Zachary Thompson and Andrew Workman.

The Chapmanville boys 4x200 came in third. The relay team was comprised of Ethan Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Workman and Wiley.

The CRHS 4x400 relay team came in third place as well. The squad was made up of Jeffrey Lunsford, Andrew Thompson, Alex Maynard and Christian Farley.

The Chapmanville girls’ team had a second place finish by Autumn Baisden in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.95.

Baisden was second in the 200-meter dash in 29.22.

Mara Mazzocchi, a newcomer to the team, placed and won a ribbon in all four events she participated in.

Chapmanville’s next scheduled meet is Thursday at Cabel Midland.