As a team, Hoover took second place behind Poca in the boys and third in the girls.
"This is the best year we've had, boys and girls, both by far," Moore said.
Poca's boys team title was due in part to a strong showing in the field events. Nathan Ranson won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 6-inches. Christian Buckley won the discus with a throw of 151-feet, 11/2-inches and the shot put with a toss of 49-feet, 41/2-inches. Travis Davis cleared 9 feet to win the pole vault and A.J. Keys won the long jump by leaping 19-feet, 2-inches.
The Dots also scored points in the 3,200, the 110 hurdles, the 4x200 relay, the 4x800 relay and the shuttle hurdle relay (Full results, Page 2B).
Nicholas County edged Scott by two points to take the girls team title. The Grizzlies finished with 135 points to the Skyhawks' 133. The result was in doubt until the final event of the meet, with Scott earning eight points for second in the 4x400 relay and Nicholas taking six points with a third-place finish.
Wayne finished fourth, followed by Poca, Sissonville, Chapmanville, Clay County and Mingo Central.
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