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Continued Success.

The team getting together before a meet in a huddle.

The team getting together before a meet in a huddle.

Haley Grether

The team getting together before a meet in a huddle.

Haley Grether

Haley Grether

The team getting together before a meet in a huddle.

Haley Grether, Copy Editor

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East is running into the start of spring with improved times.

The track and field Chargers have been traveling all over Kentucky competing in various competitions throughout the season.

Inching towards the halfway mark of the season’s calendar, runners for East have been busy with practices and meets every week. Members of the team have worked individually and together throughout the season to improve time and execution of events. The season so far has shown to be a success.

On April 18, the track and field team competed in the Bullitt East Charger Challenge hosted at Bullitt East.

First on the team to place in the boys 100-meter dash was senior A.J Moss ending his run with a time of 12.05 in sixth place out of 34 runners. Next on the team was freshman Austin Long in place 17 with a time of 12.78. Top boy to place in the 200-meter dash was Moss in third place out of 17 runners, ending with a time of 24.73. Then was Long in ninth place with a time of 26.68. Top boy on the team to place in the 400-meter dash was again, Moss with a time of 53.65 and a place of three out of 27. Then was freshman Joshua Perdue in place 12 with a time of 58.55.  

First on the team to place in the boys 800-meter run was freshman Camden Bohannon in sixth place out of 17 with a time of 2:22.26. Right behind in seventh place was junior Tyler Ford, ending his run with a time of 2:26.99. Junior Cole Davenport ended his 1600 meter run in place 12 out of 23 with a time of 5:30.08. Then was freshman Logan Gentry in place 16 with a time of 5:43.14. Top boy on the team to place in the 3200-meter run was Bohannon in seventh place out of 11 with a time of 11:40.65.

After running with the cross country team in the fall, Davenport has continued his running with the track team this spring. “After running cross country this fall and then going straight into track, I know that running both consecutively greatly helps keep me in shape and helps me become a better runner. I feel like this season has definitely been a success as I ran personal records in both cross country and track. I do plan on running track next year as it will be another opportunity for me to improve myself after cross country is over,” said Davenport

The boys 4X400 meter relay team placed second out of four teams with a time of 4:02.60. Then the 4×800 meter relay team placed third out of five with a time of 9:52.00.

Junior Hayden Gentry placed fifth out of eight in the boys 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.17.

First to place in the boys long jump was sophomore Richie Jones with a place of 11 out of 23 and a length of 17-04.00. Right after was senior Matthew Bohr in place 12 completing his jump with a length of 17-03.00. Bohr then placed second in the boys triple jump out of 10 total competitors. He ended with a length of 36-09.00.

Junior Matt Brown placed sixth out of 18 in in the boys discus with a length of 92-09.00. Then was senior Clay Williams in place 12 with a length of 70-04.00. Brown then placed eighth out of 18 in the boys shot put with a length of 32-11.00.

Coming close to the end of his high school track and field career Williams feels as though this season has been a successful one. “I’d say this has been a successful season for myself. This was my first year ever doing track and field so there was really no way I could have a bad season. My events were the shotput and the discus (throwing). I learned and practiced throwing every day and I got better at every meet. My favorite part about track and field is the competition and actually competing in my events. I also like being a part of the team because I like everyone on it. There were multiple things that made me want to join. One was the people on the team made me want to join. I like competition and sports so I wanted to feel that again after football was over, and I wanted to join to stay in shape because I’m enlisted in the US Navy and I’m leaving for basic training soon after graduation,” said Williams.

First on the team to place in the girls 100-meter dash was senior Lea Mueller in place 15 out of 37 with a time of 14.63. Mueller then placed third out of 14 in the girls 200-meter dash with a time of 30.98. First on the team to complete the girls 800-meter run was freshman Emily Tinelli as she placed second out of 11 with a time of 2:46.16. Right behind was junior Lindsey Spencer in third place with a time of 2:51.40. Tinelli then placed first out of in the girls 1600 meter run with a time of 6:01.33.

Top girl on the team to place in the girls 100-meter hurdles was eighth-grader Emma Egan in third place out of ten with a time of 18.11. Egan then placed third again out of 11 in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.03.  Egan then placed first out of seven in the girls high jump with a height of 4-08.00. Mekaiya Cannon placed second out of 12 in the girls long jump with a length of 15-02.00. She then placed fourth out of five in the girls triple jump with a length of 28-11.00.

All members of the team performed well in the Bullitt East Charger Challenge competition.

On April 20, the team traveled to Waggener high school to compete in the Waggener Invitational.

Jones was the first on the team to place in the boys 100-meter dash ending in place 17 out of 25 with a clock in time of 12.56. In the boys 200 meter Jones placed 10 out of 22 with a clock time of 25.94. Right behind was freshman Austin long in place 11 with a time of 26.09.

Ford was first to place in the boys 1600 meter run with a place of nine out of 14 with a time of 5:39.68.  Moss was the first to complete the boys 400-meter dash, ending with a clock time of 53.70 in fourth place out of 22 runners. In the boys 800-meter run, Bohannon placed fifth out of 18 with a time of 2:14.61. In place 11 was Logan Gentry with a time of 2:28.19.

Bohr placed seventh out of 23 in the boys long jump competition with a distance of 17-02.5. Bohr then placed fifth out of 14 in the boys triple jump with a distance of 39:01.00. Brown placed fifth out of ten in the boys discuss throw with a distance of 86-09. In sixth was Williams with a distance of 79-03. Brown then placed sixth out of 13 in the boys shot put with a distance of 34-10.00.

Top girl on the team in the 1600 meter run was Tinelli, as she placed first out of six with a time of 5:57.94. Tinelli then placed first again out of 16 in the girls 800-meter run with a time of 2:41.74. Mueller placed tenth out of 19 in the girls 200-meter dash with a time of 30.17. Thornsberry placed first out of two in the girls 3200-meter run with a time of 14:52.43. Mueller placed seventh out of 19 in the girls long jump with a distance of 13-08.00.

All members of the team performed very well in the Waggener Invitational on April 20.

On April 21, the track and field team traveled to Louisville to compete in the Eastern Relays.

Moss ran in the boys 400-meter dash, ending his run with a time of 53.23, and a place of 30 out of 37. Willis competed in the varsity girls high jump ending with a height of 4-10.00 in ninth place out of 22.

All members who competed in the Eastern Relays performed well.

The team has competed in many meets throughout the season so far, each member

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Junior Cole Davenport competing in relays.

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Sophomore Hana Davis Competing in the girls hurdles alongside a North Bullitt Runner.

and the team as a whole continues to improve.

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