Jessica Melvin took a victory in the 3200 run at
the big Harry Green Invitational at Bridgeport.
PB Track Competes In Harry Green Invitational; Melvin Champ At 3200by CHRISTIAN STULL
The Philip Barbour tracks teams traveled to Bridgeport on Saturday to compete in their first major event of the season, the Harry Green Invitational. The girls’ squad placed seventh out of 16 teams with 23 points, led by Jessica Melvin, who was the champion of the 3200 run. The boys’ team struggled with several members missing from the team and placed 18th with just one point, which was picked up by the 4x110 shuttle hurdles squad with a sixth place finish.
Other top finishes for the girls included Kasey Neville taking second in the shot put and fourth in the discus, while Olivia Frye was seventh in the 1600 and Kierra Hodge had her best race of the spring, finishing in the points in the 3200 with a sixth place run. On the boys’ side the bright spots of the day were the relay teams, who took eighth in the 4x100 and seventh in the 4x200 and 4x400, and Casey Titchnell, who took ninth in the long jump. The Colts will travel to RCB this Saturday then wrap up the regular season the following Tuesday at Grafton.