In April 10-16 Issue
The Russell County Track and Field team are off and running this season opening with their first varsity meet this past Saturday.
The boy’s and girl’s team participated in the Larue County Invitational, along with 17 others team across Kentucky.
The meet was large and had some great competition from some of the best ranked athletes in the state presently.
Michelle Copley led the way for the girl’s team in scoring each of her four events.
“It was very impressive to see Michelle get second overall in the high jump after one day of practice,” said Coach Misty Matney.
“She is a natural at the event.” Copley also placed fourth in the 300m. hurdles, fifth in the 100m. hurdles, and fourth in the 4X400 relay.
Other members of the 4X400 relay were Lindsay Ramage, Ally Harris and Ashley Franklin.
“Overall, the girls did a great job heading into their first big meet, and as a coach I see great success with many of the girls this season,” she said.
Bryon Ellis led the boy’s team with a second overall finish in the discus throw.
“Bryon only missed first by three feet, but did excellent considering a hampered shoulder.”
Much of the boy’s team is young and lack experience, but is continuing to improve each practice.
Upcoming meets for the team is Tuesday at the Taylor County Sprinter’s Mania Invite and Thursday at Green County for an All-Comers meet.
Results can be seen in next week’s edition.