In May 20 Issue
The track and field teams traveled to Danville for the Danville All Comers meet on May 4th.
Emily York placed 6th in the 400 meter dash for the girls.
Gabby Bean placed 8th in the 800 meter run, with Bailey Bean placing 6th in the 100 meter high hurdles. Bailey B. also placed high in the 300 meter hurdles, as she continues to improve in that event. Erica Mann placed 6th, Bailey Bean 7th, and Taylor Irvin 8th in the triple jump, each improving their jump distances.
Whitley Stephens placed 4th in the shot put and 10th in the discus. Sophie Koester placed 3rd in the shot put and 7th in the discus.
Emily Wilson placed 6thin shot and 5th in discus. The boy’s team ran well and had good performances.
Nick Britt placed 8th in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, along with placing 4th in the 400 meter dash. Nick continues to improve and gain speed each competition.
Trevor Robertson placed 6th in the 800 meter run and 8th in the 1600 meter run. Jake Blakey jumped well in high jump placing 2nd in the event. Codey Bell placed 3rd in the shot put to round out the guys top spots.
Friday, May 14th the teams traveled to Boyle County for the Boyle County Invitational. The competitors of our regional competition were on site, which always makes for exciting racing.
The boy’s 4X200 relay team (Jackson Evans, Nick Britt, Jeron Hammond and Aaron Pierce) placed 2nd behind racing rival Boyle County. The same grouping of athletes took first place in the 4X100 relay, and in the 4X400 relay they finished 2nd behind Casey County, which beat them for the first time all season. Trevor Robertson placed 6th in the 800 meter run.
Joe Edmonds placed 8th in the 200 meter dash. For the girl’s team Bailey Bean captured 7th place in the 300 meter hurdles. Whitley Stephens placed 6th in shot put, with Taylor Irvin placing 8th in discus to round out the girls throwing events. Selena Padilla placed 5th in the high jump.
The middle school athletes will travel to Paul Lawrence Dunbar this Sat., May 22nd for the KTCCCA Middle School State Championships.
All the athletes are ranked in the top 20, and many middle school athletes are state and nationally ranked in their events with high hopes of placing well at the competition.
The KHSAA regional will be held at Knox Central on May 29th for the team to wind down their season and determine state qualifications.