A Start of the Season

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A Start of the Season

Members of the team at practice warming up before a run.

Members of the team at practice warming up before a run.

Haley Grether

Members of the team at practice warming up before a run.

Haley Grether

Haley Grether

Members of the team at practice warming up before a run.

Haley Grether, Copy Editor

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East has had a good start to the track and field 2018 season.

The track and field team has been traveling all around competing in various competitions with hopes of improving throughout the season.

After few failed meet attempts at the beginning of the season due to bad weather, the team had a relatively late start of the season for competing. The team finally competed on March 31, in their first successful meet. Throughout the following meets members of the team improved in speed and execution of their events.

On March 31, the track and field team traveled to Central high school to compete in the Lenny Lyles Invitational.

First to place on the team in the 200-meter dash was senior A.J Moss. Placing 11 overall out of 32 with a time of 23.65.  Then was freshman Joshua Perdue placing 21 overall in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.82. First to place on the team in the 400-meter dash was Moss, with a place of eight overall out of 31 and a time of 55.20. Then was Perdue in the 400-meter dash placing 15 overall with a time of 57.27. First, on the team in the boys 110-meter hurdles was junior Hayden Gentry with a place of 7 overall out of 14 and a time of 17.87. Gentry also placed third in the 300 meter hurdles out of 12 runners with a time of 44.19. Senior Matthew Bohr placed sixth overall out of nine in the varsity boys triple jump with a length of 38-05.00.

Top runner for the varsity girls 800-meter dash was freshman Emily Tinelli.  Ending her run with a place of sixth overall out of 19 with a time of 2:42.93. Tinelli also placed fifth out of ten runners in the varsity girls 1600 meter dash with a time of 5:58.17.

All members of the Bullitt East Track and Field team performed well in the Lenny Lyles Invitational.  

On April 10 members of the East track and field team traveled to Thomas Nelson high school to compete in the Thomas Nelson All-Comers.

First on the team to place in the boys 100-meter dash was freshman Austin Long placing 17 out of 30 total with a time of 12.52. Next on the team was sophomore Dominic Angellis with a time of 13.42 and a place of 24. Junior Dylan Prell ended his run with a time of 13.65 in place 26. Top boy on the team to place in the boys 200-meter dash was Perdue ending his run with a time of 25.08 and a place of five out of 21. Right behind in sixth place was sophomore Richie Jones with a clock time of 25.30. Then was junior Matthew Christmas ending his run in place 14 and a time of 27.55. First to place in the boys 400-meter dash was Long with a place of 11 out of 19 and a clock time of 1:04.74. Then was Moss in place 12 with a time of 1:07.54. Right after was Prell in place 13 with a time of 1:07.74.

Top boy on the team to place in the boys 800-meter run was freshman Camden Bohannon, ending his run with a place of 3 out of 14 and a time of 2:22.09. Then was freshman Logan Gentry with a place of 5 and a time of 2:32.72. Next to complete on the team was junior Tyler Ford in place 8 with a time of 2:35.65. First to place in the boys 1600 meter run was Bohannon with a place of 9 out of 25 and a time of 5:26.53. Then was Gentry in place 11 with a time of 5:42.91. Right behind was freshman Zach Ballard with a place of 12 and time of 5:46.62.

Junior Gentry was the first on the team to place in the boys 110-meter hurdles. He ended his run with a place of two out of five, with a time of 16.54. First to place in the boys 3200-meter run was junior Cole Davenport with a place or eight out of 11 and a time of 12:19.44. Junior Gentry placed first on the team in the 300-meter hurdles. In a place of second out of five total Gentry finished his run with a time of 44.64. Jones came in fifth place out of 17 total in the boys long jump ending his jump with a length of 17-04.00. Junior Matt Brown placed seventh out of 21 total throwers in the boys discus competition. Ending this event with a length of 95-11.00. Brown was also the first to place in the boys shot put competition. Ending with a place of eighth out of 19 and a distance of 32-10.00.

The boys 4X200 meter relay team at East placed second overall out of four teams with a total time of 1:40.58. The boys 4X400 meter relay team came in first overall out of four teams with a total time of 3:58.00. The boys 4X800 meter relay team came in second overall out of five teams, ending the run with a time of 9:48.18.

First to place on the team in the girls 100-meter dash was senior Taylor Willis with a place of eighth out of 24 total runners with a time of 14.54. Then was senior Lea Mueller in tenth place with a time of 14.64. Mueller placed second out of 11 total runners in the girls 200-meter dash. She ended her run with a time of 31.04. Tinelli came in first place out of five total runners in the girls 400-meter dash. Ending the run with a time of 1:08.24. First on the team to place in the girls 800-meter dash was Tinelli with a place of second out of 11 total runners, and a time of 2:43.94. Then was junior Lindsey Spencer ending her run with a time of 2:51.94, In fourth place.

Spencer ended the girls 1600 meter run in seventh place with a time of 6:36.28. Top girl to place in the girls 3200-meter run was senior Meredith Thornsberry. She ended her run in fourth place out of six total runners with a time of 16:08.25. Sophomore Hana Davis completed the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.24 and a place of fourth out of eight total runners. Davis then placer fifth out of six in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.84. The girls 4X800 meter relay team came in second place out of four ending the run with a total time of 11:56.81.

Willis placed first out of four total in the girls high jump, completing her jump with a height of 4-08.00. First to place in the girls long jump competition was sophomore Mekaiya Cannon ending her jump in first place out of 11 total with a length of 13-04.00. Right behind was Mueller with a length of 13-00.00 in second place.

All members of the team performed well at the Thomas Nelson All-Comers

After a good start to the season there has shown for steady improvement from members in each event on the team. “Overall, in my events, I’ve improved, whether it be in the 800, 1600 or the 3200. But this season I really dropped time in the two-mile, it was the main thing that I was working on,” said Thornsberry.

On April 14 the track and field team traveled to Male to compete in the Johnny Conn Invitational.

First to place in the varsity boys 100-meter dash was Jones as he placed 45 out of 54 with a time of 12.97. Moss placed 17 out of 45 in the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 23.99. Moss then competed in the boys 400-meter dash where he placed 11 out of 44 with a time of 53.00. Gentry ended the boys 110-meter hurdles in place of seven out of 15 with a time of 17.69. Gentry then placed fifth out of 29 total runners in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.15. First to place in the varsity boys long jump was Jones with a distance of 17-05.00, leaving him in place 12 out of 25.

First on the team to place in the varsity girls 800-meter run was Tinelli with a place 13 out of 35 with a time of 2:41.43. Tinelli then competed in the 1600 meter run where she ended in tenth place out of 41 with a time of 5:50.32. Spencer ended her 1600 meter run in place 25 with a time of 6:25.11.

Cannon was the first on the team to compete in the varsity girls long jump, she ended with a distance of 14-01.00 and a place of ninth out of 25. Mueller was after in place 11 with a distance of 13-09.50.

All members of the track and field team performed well at the Johnny Conn Invitational.

A busy first couple of weeks at the start of the season has prompted many runners to improve on their times and execution. “My biggest motivation is so that I won’t embarrass myself in a race like I have done before. Also to improve at something I’m not great at,” said Christmas.

The team plans for continued improvement for the rest of the season.

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