Wheeling Park eyes rare feat in AAA
CHAR LESTON — Since opening in fall 1976, Wheeling Park has excelled in several different sports at different times — among them, boys basketball, girls soccer, football, golf and cheerleading.
But one of the first sports in which the Patriots flashed their prowess was track and field. Park captured three Class AAA state championships under former coach Dick Dei from 1978-88 and twice finished as state runner-up.
Well, it’s been a while since the Ohio County consolidation has been a factor in state track, but if the numbers are to be believed, Park could be in position to pull off a rare feat when the 105th West Virginia state meet opens Friday at University of Charleston Stadium.