In April 29 Issue
At the Carl Deaton Classic held at Green County the boys and girls track team came away with some good performances and season best times in some events as well as some first place finishes.
The boy’s team was strong in performances with an overall third place team finish against eleven teams, and only ten points from the runner up spot.
Codey Bell had the first win of the evening with his shot put throw of 40ft. Aaron Pierce had a good 400 meter race(53.3) placing second, he is ranked in the top twenty in the race in the state.
Trevor Robertson ran his season best 800 meter run with a time of 2:09, and another good mile run with a time of 4:55, and he is in the top 30 in the state, as well as a fourth place finish in the two mile, and Luis Medrano finished fifth in the race. Blake Ellis finished fifth in the 300 meter hurdles and seventh in the triple jump, doing that event for the first time.
Jake Blakey finished fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5ft 8 inches. The boy’s 4X100 relay (Jackson Evans, Nick Britt, Jeron Hammond and Aaron Pierce) placed fourth, ranked top twenty in the state, (46.87), and the same team ran the 4X200 relay placing third (1:36.76), they are ranked in the top 20 in the state, and also finished the night with a second place finish in the 4X400 relay, ranked in the top twenty in the state, (3:47.70). Overall ever athlete on the boy’s team contributed and put forth a great effort for a strong overall finish behind two AAA schools, as we are AA in track and field.
The girl’s team did really well in a field of hard competition. The girl’s team is hampered currently by many injuries, which hurts their quality of performance. Ally Harris ran the 100 meter dash for the first time in the season and placed fifth, as well as running the 400 meter dash placing fourth.
Bailey Bean, an eight grader, had an exciting night as she had a season best time of 53.57 in the 300 meter hurdles and won that event as well as placing third in the 100 meter high hurdles with a time of 18.72 seconds.
Bailey Bean holds the second place spot in the state for middle school, and is in the top twenty five in the entire state The 4X100 relay team placed fourth (1:00.57) with team members, Breanna Hudson, Bailey Phillips, Anya Lin and Gabby Bean. The girl’s 4X200 relay team (Emily York, Bailey Bean, LeeAnn Grider and Harris) placed third with a time of 1:56.72. The same group of girl’s ran the 4X400 relay finishing second behind Green with a time of 4:30.49, which is their season best with that grouping of athletes.
Selena Padilla, back in action after recovering from injury placed third in the high jump with a season best jump of 4ft. 8 inches.
Emily Wilson also placed third in the discus throw with a throw of 74ft. 10 inches. Gabby Bean currently holds on to the top spot in the 800 meter run in the state for sixth grade.
The team is in competition again on Friday at Casey County for the AA Derby Invitational.