Ending The Season on a Good Note

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Ending The Season on a Good Note

Freshman Camden Bohannon stretching before a run.

Freshman Camden Bohannon stretching before a run.

Haley Grether

Freshman Camden Bohannon stretching before a run.

Haley Grether

Haley Grether

Freshman Camden Bohannon stretching before a run.

Haley Grether, Copy Editor

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The Chargers are running their way to the end of the season.

As the school year comes to a close, many spring sports are wrapping up their seasons.

The track and field team has been hard at work in the weeks preceding to the regional and state meets. The team has traveled as far as Male high school and close to home in the first couple weeks of May. After much hard work, many members of the team have reached personal records and met many goals.

On May, 7 the track and field team hosted both the middle school and high school county championship meets. The middle schoolers ran first following by the high school teams immediately after. The team as a whole competed well in the Bullitt County high school championship.

Overall, the girl’s team placed first out of three schools. They ended with a score of 72 after winning ten events total. The boy’s team overall also placed first out of three schools, ending with a score of 74 after winning seven events.

Placing first in the girls 4×800 relay was junior Lindsey Spencer, freshman Emily Tinelli, senior Meredith Thornsberry and freshman Jaiden Hammack. As they completed their run with a time of 11:55.00. Placing first in the boys 4×800 relay was junior Josh Wetzel, freshman Camden Bohannon, junior Tyler Ford and junior Cole Davenport. As they completed their run with a time of 9:49.02.

In the boys 4×200 meter relays, senior A.J Moss, freshmen Austin Long, Josh Perdue and junior Dylan Prell placed second. They completed their run with a time of 1:42.22. In third place, in the boys 4×200 meter relays were sophomore Richie Jones, sophomore Mason Huff, sophomore Luke Reynolds and junior Matt Brown. They completed their run with a time of 1:47.36.  Placing second in the boys 4×100 meter relays were Jones, Huff, Max Gauthier and Reynolds. They completed the relay with a time of 49.00.

Freshman Hana Davis placed first in the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.65. While junior Matthew Christmas placed first in the boys 110-meter hurdles with a time of 19.60. Following close behind was junior Jake Keys coming in second place with a time of 19.77.

Placing third out of 15 in the boys 100-meter dash was junior Hayden Gentry ending with a time of 11:35. Then was Perdue in fifth place with a time of 11.50. Close behind was Gauthier in ninth place with a time of 12.13.

Tinelli placed first in the girls 1600-meter run ending with a time of 5:47.00. Right behind in second place was Spencer completing her run with a time of 6:39.00. Davenport placed second out of six in the boys 1600-meter run ending with a time of 5:19.00. Not too far behind was freshman Zach Ballard ending in fourth place with a time of 5:35.00.

There are different motivations for each runner on the team, some like the thrill of crossing the finish line, some like that they are always able to improve with each meet, and others simply like competing.  “My favorite part about running on the track team is how everyone on the team is competitive to make everyone improve, but also motivational at the same time,” said junior Davenport.

In the girls 400-meter run, Tinelli placed first with a time of 1:05.78. In the boys 400-meter run, Moss placed first out of 11 with a time of 52.90. Wetzel came in fifth with a time of 57.85. In seventh was Long with a time of 58.45.

Tinelli placed first in the girls 800-meter run with a time of 2:47.00. Right behind in second place was Spencer with a time of 2:58.00. First to place in the boys 800-meter run was Wetzel ending in third out of seven with a time of 2:22.00. Right behind was Ford in fourth with a time of 2:23.00. Then was senior William Smith in fifth ending with a time of 2:33.00.

In the girls 200-meter dash senior Lea Mueller placed third out of nine with a time of 29.20. Right behind was senior Taylor Willis in fourth with a time of 29.50. Then was Mekaiya Cannon in fifth with a time of 30.20. Moss placed first out of nine in the boys 200-meter dash ending with a time of 23.60. Then was Jones in fourth place with a time of 25.18.

Placing first in the girls 3200-meter run was Hammack ending with a time of 15:12. Then was Thornsberry in second place with a time of 15:20. In second place in the boys 3200-meter run was Ballard ending with a time of 12:09. Right behind was Davenport in third with a time of 12:32.

Placing second in the girls 4×400 meter relays was Davis, Spencer, Mueller and Willis. They completed their relay with a time of 5:19.00. Placing second in the boys 4×400 meter relays was Bohannon, senior Moss, freshman Perdue and Wetzel. They completed their relay with a time of 3:54.00. Placing third in the boys 4×400 meter relays was Jones, Brown, Long and Ford. they ended their relays with a time of 4:09.00.

In the girls 300-meter hurdles eighth-grader Emma Egan place first out of five with a time of 49.73. In the boys 300-meter hurdles, Gentry placed first out of four with a time of 51.07. Keys came in second with a time of 1:04.50.

In first place in the girls high jump was Willis ending with a height of 5-00.00. In second was Egan ending with a height of 4-06.00. Placing first in the boys high jump was eighth-grader Yared Raley with a height of 4-10.00. Placing first in the girl’s long jump was Cannon with a distance of 14-07.75. In second place was Mueller with a distance of 13-06.75.

Placing first out of seven in the boy’s long jump was Jones ending with a length of 19-02.00. Then was senior Matthew Bohr in place five with a length of 17-00.25. Placing first in the girl’s triple jump was Cannon with a distance of 31-03.50. Placing first in the boys triple jump was Bohr with a distance of 39-01.00.

Brown placed third out of ten in the boy’s discus with a distance of 95-10.00. Then was senior Clay Williams in fifth place with a distance of 79-07.00. Brown placed fourth out of nine in the boys shot put with a distance of 33-01.50. Then was Williams in seventh place with a distance of 29-09.00.

Congratulations to Tinelli as she won an outstanding three Individual events, the 400-meter run, 800-meter run, 1600-meter run and was on the 4×800 relay team.

Congratulations to the following for performing personal bests: Christmas in the 110-meter Hurdles,  Keys in the 110-meter Hurdles, sophomore Dominic Angellis 100-meter, Prell in the 100-meter, Davenport in the 1600-meter, Mueller in the 200-meter and Jones in the Long Jump.

After hosting a successful meet, Coach Lenny Raley is pleased with the team’s performance. “I was pleased with our performances overall as both our Girls and Boys were able to take back the County Championship trophies,” said Raley

On May 12, the track and field team traveled to Louisville to compete in the Class AAA Region 3 Track meet.

Moss was the first to place in the varsity boys 200-meter dash. Ending in sixth place out of 17 with a clock time of 23.63. Moss then placed fifth out of 20 in the varsity boys 400-meter run with a time of 51.73. Wetzel placed 11 out of 22 in the boy’s varsity 800-meter run, ending with a time of 2:13.08. Not too far behind was Bohannon in place 13 with a clock time of 2:14.64. Top boy to place in the 1600-meter run was Ballard in place 12 out of 22 with a time of 5:33.29. Then was Ford in place 16 with a time of 5:47.08.

The varsity boys 4X400 meter relay team placed eighth out of 11 with a time of 3:52.17. The boys 4X800 meter relay team placed fourth out of seven with a time of 9:38.12.

Top boy on the team to place was Gentry ending in fifth out of 14 in the boys 300-meter hurdles, with a time of 42.46.

Top boy on the team was Jones as he placed tenth out of 18 in the boy’s varsity long jump, ending with a distance of 19-00.00. Bohr placed 16 with a distance of 17-05.00. Bohr then placed tenth out of 14 in the boy’s triple jump with a length of 37-08.50.

Top boy on the team was Brown as he placed first out of 21 in the varsity boys discus, ending with a distance of 128-11.00. Then was Williams in place 16 with a distance of 87-11.00. Brown placed 12 out of 20 in the boys shot with a distance of 34-06.25. Williams placed 18 with a length of 30-06.75.

Top runner to place in the varsity girls 200-meter run was Mueller in place 13 out of 17 with a time of 30.26. Right behind in place 14 was Willis with a time of 30.91. Tinelli placed fifth out of 12 in the girls 800-meter run, ending with a time of 2:33.08. Tinelli then placed fifth out of 10 in the girls 1600-meter run with a time of 5:51.87.

Egan placed fourth out of nine in the girls 100-meter hurdles ending in 17.43. Egan then placed third out of eight in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.23. Top girl on the team in the high jump was Willis as she placed first out of ten with a height of 5-02.00. Then was Egan in fourth place with a height of 4-10.00. In the varsity girls long jump Cannon placed fifth out of ten with a length of 15-00.75. Then was Mueller in seventh place with a length of 14-00.50. Cannon then placed fifth out of nine in the girl’s triple jump with a length of 32-01.25.

All members of the track and field team performed well in the Class AAA Region 3 Track meet on May, 12.

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Junior Cole Davenport running in the boy’s 4X800 meter relays.

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Freshman Emily Tinelli running in the 4X800 meter relays.

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Junior Jake Keys beating his personal best in the boys 110-meter hurdles.

 

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