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On the Bullitt East Track Again

Ainsley Gordon, Copy Editor

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The rest of Bullitt County can’t touch this.

A track and field meet took place at Bullitt East for the county and the Chargers placed high in many of the events.

Last week, the track and field team was finally able to compete at home and the meet went well for many of the runners. This was a very good meet to see where all of the runners stand as they head to an out of state meet. They will be competing in Alabama at the Montgomery Academy Invitational.

At the meet on March 28, there were many high placing runners out of the 26 events. In the girls 100 meter hurdles, freshman Meredith Bass placed second out of seven. Also competing in the girls 300-meter hurdles, Bass placed first out of four with a time of 54.04.

In the girls 100 meter dash, freshman Emily McDonald placed first out of 20 with a time of 13.64. Also competing in the girls 100-meter dash, freshman Emily Ezell placed sixth out 20 with a time of 14.24. Freshman Valerie Lanci placed seventh out of 20 in the girls 100-meter dash with a time of 14.34.

Senior Brianna Poole placed first out of 14 in the girls 200-meter dash with a time of 27.51. Feldhaus placed third out of 14 in the girls 200-meter dash with a time of 28.74. Finishing the race with a time of 29.34, Willis placed fifth out of 14 in the girls 200-meter dash.

“We had many strong performances as many athletes competed in multiple events. The girls team dominated on the track by winning all but one race and in the field won two of the three field events we participated in… The guys placed third overall with three winning performances,” said Lenny Raley, coach of the track and field team.

In the boys 200-meter dash, junior AJ Moss placed third out of 20 with a time of 24.24. Senior Connor Green placed fifth out of 20 in the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 24.94.

Placing first out of eight in the girls 400-meter dash, Brianna Poole finished with a time of 1:04.14. Senior Claire Feldhaus also ran in the girls 400-meter dash and placed second out of eight with a time of 1:05.84. Freshman Valerie Lanci placed fourth out of eight in the girls 400-meter dash with a time of 1:13.04.

“Placing first in all four events makes me feel very confident in myself and my teammates. It’s a very good indicator of where I am so far in the season and it’s something I don’t think I’ve ever done before, so it’s a really great feeling,” said Brianna Poole.

In the boys 400-meter dash, Green placed first out of 12 with a time of 53.04. Moss also ran in the boys 400-meter dash, to which he placed third out of 12 with a time of 54.94.

In the girls 800-meter run, senior Lauren Masden placed first out of eight with a time of 2:29.64. Junior Julia Poole placed second out of eight in the girls 800-meter run with a time of 2:44.64. Also competing in the girls 800-meter run, freshman Sarah Ezell placed third out of eight with a time of 2:47.14.

Sophomore Tyler Ford placed third out of 12 in the boys 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.94. Junior Sean Woods finished the boys 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.04 placing him fifth out of 12.

In the girls 1600-meter run, Masden placed first out of seven with a time of 5:33.74. Also running in the girls 1600-meter run, Julia Poole placed second out of seven with a time of 5:52.84. Sophomore Lindsey Spencer placed third out of seven in the girls 1600-meter run with a time of 6:12.24.

Sophomore Josh Wetzel placed first out of 14 in the boys 1600-meter run, with a time of 4:56.64. Also competing in the boys 1600-meter run, sophomore Cole Davenport placed seventh out of 14 with a time of 5:37.34.

In the girls 3200-meter run, Spencer placed first out of five with a time of 14:05. Wetzel placed first out of four in the Boys 3200-meter run with a time of 11:40.

A group in the girls 4×100 meter relay placed first out of five with a time of 54.54. This group consisted of Emily Ezell, sophomores Allie Rae Thompson and Emmy Ralph and freshman Emily McDonald.

Two groups ran in the girls 4×200 meter relay. One group consisted of Feldhaus, Brianna Poole, Lanci and junior Taylor Willis and placed first out of five with a time of 1:53.84. The other group in the girls 4×200 meter relay placed second out of five with a time of 1:56.54. This group included of Ralph, Thompson, Emily Ezell and Sarah Ezell.

In the boys 4×200 meter relay, Green, Moss, Woods and freshman Ethan Boyer placed second out of four with a time of 1:38.84.

Two groups competed in the girls 4×400 meter relay. One placed first out of five with a time of 4:28.14. This group consisted of Brianna Poole, Julia Poole, Feldhaus and Masden. The other group included Thompson, Ralph, McDonald and Emily Ezell and placed second out of 5 with a time of 4:35.74.

In the boys 4×400 meter relay, Moss, Green, Woods and Boyer placed first out of four with a time of 3:53.14.

Masden, Thompson, Ralph and freshman Ryley Ortega competed in the girls 4×800 meter relay,  placed first out of five with a time of 10:52.

In the boys 4×800 meter relay, sophomores Jurome Dela Cruz and Tyler Ford, junior William Smith and Wetzel ran with a time of 9:26 placing them second out of five.

McDonald placed first out of five in the girls long jump.

The home meet not only went well for the runners, but for the families. “We received a lot of compliments on how the meet was ran, how our kids were strong, friendly competitors and all are anxious to come back in a month,” said Raley.
The team will be traveling out to compete in Alabama to a meet. “I’m so excited to be competing in Alabama! The group going is so fun and competitive and it’s going to be a real nice time to get to know each other better and to hopefully compete at our best when race day comes… I think East is going to do very well… competing in track out of state is something that most of us have never done before, so to go to a pretty big meet in Alabama, and score points and (get) PR (personal record) is something we’re all looking for. It’s going to be a very good meet for east,” said Brianna Poole.  The out of state meet takes place on April 8.

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