With two meets behind them so far in the 2014 track and field season, the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are progressing quite nicely.
Last weekend, Chapmanville took part in the multi-team BB&T Classic at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
CRHS coach Joetta Thompson said several of her athletes are recording personal bests and are improving with each passing day.
“Most all of my athletes are surpassing their personal records and moving right along,” Coach Thompson said. “Most of their competition is against Class AAA schools, which they will never compete against at regionals or states and they are still holding their own and progressing as they should.”
Thompson has been getting help this season from her new assistant coach, Amanda Topper, who came to the Mountain State from Wisconsin.
“She is helping us and working very well for us in helping us with our times,” Thompson said.
At the Charleston meet, Chapmanville’s Christina Osborne was fourth out of 50-plus girls in the 100-meter dash.
“She is a sophomore this year and has great potential. All three of the girls placing ahead of her were from 3A schools,” Thompson said.
Earlier, Chapmanville’s track team competed in a meet at Cabell Midland High School.
The Tigers were led by Ethan Thompson, who took fourth in the 100-meter dash out of 70 overall participants.
“It was a great accomplishment especially since he beat a competitor that he has trying to beat for the past three years,” Coach Thompson said.
CRHS is scheduled to see action again on Thursday with another meet at Laidley. This one will be hosted by St. Albans High School.
Coach Thompson said her team has been working hard.
“My team consists of 25 boys and girls this year and is growing in strength and numbers,” she said. “Weekly I have students asking if it’s too late to join. I’m excited to see what this season and future ones hold.”