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2012 All-Area Girls Track and Field Team

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Katlyn Ayers

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Hannah Clinedinst

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Taylor Cockerille

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Leanna Eisenman

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Katy Harriman

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Oshene Kelly


ALL-AREA TEAM

100-meter dash

Jasmain Ford, Warren County -- A junior, Ford finished 12th in the Group AA state meet preliminaries. Her time in that race of 12.54 seconds ranked as the area's best in the 100 this season.

200-meter dash

Alexandria Fleming, R-MA -- A junior, Fleming won Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state championships in both the 200 and 100. Her best time of 26.53 seconds came earlier in the season and ranked as the area's best.

400-meter run

Ashton Davis, Stonewall Jackson --A sophomore, Davis notched a fourth-place finish at the Group A state meet. She also won a Shenandoah District title in the event and finished among the area leaders in the 400 this season.

800-meter run

Katyln Ayers, Strasburg -- A senior, Ayers scored a personal-record time of 2:17.40 to win the Group A state championship for the second straight year. Ayers also picked up Region B and Bull Run District titles in the event for the Rams.

1,600-meter run

Katlyn Ayers, Strasburg -- Ayers scored another pr to win her second consecutive Group A state championship, finishing in 5:06.35. Ayers also earned Bull Run District and Region B championships in the event.

3,200-meter run

Leanna Eisenman, Warren County -- A senior, Eisenman produced a sixth-place finish at the Group AA state meet. She didn't run in the 3,200 at the Evergreen District meet, but claimed district titles in both the 800 and 1,600 for the Wildcats.

100-meter hurdles

Hannah Clinedinst, Strasburg -- A senior, Clinedinst scored a fourth-place finish at the Group A state meet. With a top time of 16.20 seconds during the season, Clinedinst ranked as the area's best in the 100 hurdles.

300-meter hurdles

Hannah Clinedinst, Strasburg -- Clinedinst didn't hit her top time at the Group A state meet, but she did pick up an eighth-place finish for the Rams and helped the team to a state runner-up finish. Clinedinst had the area's top time in the event this season.

400-meter relay

Warren County (Katy Harriman, Jasmain Ford, Katy Jost, Ariel Asher) -- The Wildcats' quartet scored an 11th-place finish at the Group AA state meet. It wasn't quite their best time of the season, which ranked No. 1 among area relays this season.

1,600-meter relay

Sherando (Alesha Watson, Shelby Spangler, Candice Banks, Nisha Moore) -- The Warriors' foursome delivered a 12th-place finish at the Group AA state meet. Their best time during the season of 4:08.88 rated as the area's best.

3,200-meter relay

Warren County (Kayla Gibbons, Leanna Eisenman, Rachel Oden, Ariel Asher) -- The Wildcats' quartet tallied an 11th-place finish at the Group AA state meet. Their top time during the season of 9:55.59 ranked as the area's best this year.

High jump

Katy Harriman, Warren County --A junior, Harriman posted an eighth-place finish at the Group AA state meet. She equaled her best jump of the season with a 5-0 effort, which also ranked No. 1 among area high jumpers this year.

Long jump

Oshene Kelly, Skyline --A senior, Kelly had the area's best jump during the season at 16-11. Kelly added a third-place finish in the Northwestern District meet this season.

Triple jump

Oshene Kelly, Skyline -- Kelly scored a 13th-place finish in the Group AA state competition. Her best jump during the regular season of 36 feet, 11 inches easily ranked as the area's best this season.

Shot put

Taylor Cockerille, Strasburg -- A senior, Cockerille scored a third-place finish at the Group A state meet. Cockerille did win the Bull Run District title in the event, and her top throw of 37-00.50 at that meet ranks as the area's best this year.

Discus

Taylor Cockerille, Strasburg -- Cockerille claimed her first Group A state championship with a winning throw of 125-05. That capped a postseason that included Region B and Bull Run District titles. She had the area's top throw this season at 134-07.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Glenn Proctor, Strasburg




6 Comments



Why are athletes from Clarke, Handley, Wood, and Millbrook not on this list. Handley had several state champions in Girl's Track and Field this year and James Wood Had a top 5 finish. Athletes from these schools were on the Fall and Winter Sports.

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@aw19752 I agree with you totally. I mean, Handley won the TEAM title in the AA Track and Field, plus several individual titles. Plus, correct me if i'm wrong, but I think Crystal Nelson won an individual state title for Millbrook as well, and as you mention the good finish for James Wood. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as I remember there was only a paragraph mention of Handley's successful day at the end of the article, plus there was no mention of Jessie Nolan and Kaitlyn Bock winning the state doubles title for Handley at all. For the record, I enjoy reading this paper very much, let's just give every team some equal love.

When the newspaper ownership changed hands, they dropped all those schools. They now cover Shenandoah County, Sherando, and the two schools in Warren County. But even including those schools, they favor the Shenandoah schools greatly in both player and coach of the year awards.

I must say I'm a bit confused. Off all of the schools in the area, Sherando is the only one that is covered by NV Daily? Sherando is part of the Frederick County Public Schools system just as Millbrook and James Wood. How is this fair? Handley has been around before all of these schools and they are not included? What's the deal? New ownership must not be from this area and/or obvisiously have some type of ties to Stephen City or Sherando. The correct thing would have been to include these schools for this spring since they were included in the Fall and Winter editions of the All-Area Teams. I always felt that the NV Daily did a much better job in covering sports in the area, much better than the Winchester Star, so this is kind of disappointing. If Sherando wasn't included I could understand what the NEW ownership was thinking, but I'm completely confused. Is there any explanation why Sherando was included and not the other local schools?

I wonder who they will cover next year with the Strasburg golden girl is gone? I would of thought that members of Handley's girls team would have received some mention since they did win the AA state title. I guess that would overshadow the Strasburg's A accomplishments.

Listed below are the ladies that would have been included on this list if the NV Daily were still including JW, JH, and MB:

Britani Myers -Handley
Placed first in the Group AA in the 400 (56.18) , the 800 (2:14.58) and ran on the 4x100 team that set a state record in placing first in Group AA (48.04)

Amber Hawkins — Wood
Hawkins placed second in Group AA in the 1,600 (5:03.58) and fourth in the 3,200 (11:23.54).

Verna Hilaire-Lee — Handley
placed first in Group AA in the 200 (24.97) and third in the 100 (12.13), and ran on the 4x100 team that set a state record in placing first in Group AA (48.04).

Katie Houser - Wood - 4th Place AA State
In Group AA, Houser placed fourth in the high jump (5-2).

Lisa Meneau — Handley
Meneau placed first in Group AA in the 300 hurdles (43.51), second in the 100 hurdles (14.77) and ran on the 4x100 team that set a state record in placing first in Group AA (48.04).

Crystal Nelson - Millbrook
Nelson placed first in Group AA in the 1,600 (4:59.34) and the 3,200 (10:57.43).

TRACK AND FIELD COACH: HANDLEY’S MIKE MCKIERNAN
Led the Judges girls’ team to its first Group AA state title since 1992. The Judges scored 64 points to runner-up E.C. Glass’s 53 points, and Handley won five straight events on the track to propel itself to the title. Also he's a heck of a History Teacher!

The good thing about Track & Field is that the times and distances takes care of itself. Just compare (if listed) the times listed of these ladies to those who were included on the NV Daily All Area Team and make your own judgement.

It just seems weird that the NV Daily considers Sherando more part of Warren and Shenandoah County than the Winchester/Frederick County area which makes them the only school in this area eligible for NV Daily All-Area :(



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