Zuliani places second for Lady Bucs in discus at state championship meet

CHARLESTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Cameron Zuliani was oh so close to a state championship in the discus throw on day two Friday at the 2022 West Virginia State High School Championships at Laidley Field.

Zuliani had an impressive throw of 124-05 but had to settle for runner-up honors as Sierra Davis of Preston beat her out but the narrowest of margins with a heave of 125-02.

Zuliani was also part of the next highest finish for the Lady Bucs as she was the second leg of the 4×102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay team that took third place.

Zuliani, along with Catherine Oliveto, Dezi Pugh and Chloe Cale ran a time of 1:07.97 for their third-place finish.

The next highest finishes for Buckhannon-Upshur belonged to fifth-place Pugh in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 47.71 and Cale in the long jump with a leap of 16-05, also good for fifth.

Those four top-six finishes gave the Lady Bucs a total of 18 points placing them 11th overall.

Morgantown won the team title with 96 points while Jefferson was second with 74 and Hurricane was a distant third with 45 points.

Irene Riggs of Morgantown won high-point honors with 30 points.

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