While Midland missed claiming first in the 800, the Knights performed exceptionally, winning the 1600, 3200, 4x800, 110 hurdles and shuttle hurdles relays.
Still, no one could catch Jefferson as it secured its fourth consecutive Class AAA boys team championship. Midland finished second, with Parkersburg third.
"This is a great team that we have, and one of the better teams I've ever had, especially with the hurdlers doing what they did this year," Midland Coach Chris Parsons said. "We had a very, very strong team. Unfortunately, Jefferson was just a greater team. They just have more firepower. They were in five extra events that we weren't even in. They just had too much."
Jefferson's Dante Price led the Cougars and all Class AAA boys as top-point scorer. Price, a Virginia Tech commit, won the 100, 200, 400 and anchored Jefferson's winning 4x200 relay.
In Class AAA girls, Emily Godwin, of Buckhannon-Upshur, dominated in equal fashion as Price by winning the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump and high jump. Like Price, Godwin, who's committed to the University of North Carolina, led her team to first place, with Morgantown second and Washington third. Winfield placed fourth as the top Kanawha Valley team. Barkley Castro captured Winfield's lone title by winning the 800.
The dominating efforts didn't end there on the girls side. In Class AA, Frankfort's Bria Walker won four events (100, 200, 400 and 300 hurdles), while teammate Katie Jan claimed first in the 800, 1600 and 3200. The teammates led Frankfort to victory past Bridgeport for their efforts.
For Class A girls, Maggie Drazba, of St. Marys, and Doddridge's D'Andra Swiger dominated competition, with Drazba defending her titles in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Swiger won the 200, 300 hurdles and long jump, respectively, and finished tied for second in the high jump. Ultimately, Swiger's points were not enough to catch Williamstown, who won the team title, with Doddridge second. Charleston Catholic finished fifth.
In Class A boys, Buffalo's 4x800 relay won for the third consecutive year, as senior Dylan Rich and junior Isaiah Robinson have ran on each championship relay. Individually, Rich, committed to the University of Kentucky, won the 800 and 1600 as well. Behind Rich's effort, Buffalo finished third in the team standings. Doddridge took first, with Williamstown second.
Poca's Christian Buckley also won two individual titles by besting the field in both the discus and shot put.
As a team, the Dots finished sixth. Ritchie County won the team title, its second in a row, while Roane County finished second.
In Class AAA boys, Capital freshman Tristan Slater captured the title in pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches.