CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A string of third-place finishes is now a thing of the past – Doddridge County is the 2019 West Virginia Single-A boys state champion team. It’s the Bulldogs first title since 2015.
Meanwhile, three other area teams – Bridgeport and Ritchie County girls, and Fairmont Senior boys – place second.
For Doddridge County, their 84.33 points were just enough to down Magnolia, and regain its seat in the Single-A throne.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am of this team. And to bring home our ninth boys state title, and to overcome adversity, and to perform the way they did with heart and determination. And just out of their minds all weekend. To bring this title home in a close and contested state track meet,” said head coach Bobby Burnside.
His son, Reece, a sophomore, commented on winning a title with his dad in charge of the team.
“I mean, it’s always special to win a state championship, but having your father as a coach really makes it more special,” Reece said.
The Bridgeport girls were just three points shy of tying for first place in Double-A, to the surprise of many, including themselves. More on that Sunday.
For complete results of the State Track Meet, visit the meet’s results page.