Fort Campbell’s boys and Newport Central Catholic’s girls took the team championships Saturday in the KHSAA State Track & Field Meet at Louisville.
Fort Campbell totaled 83 points to top Bardstown (70). Ballard Memorial and St. Henry tied for third (46), two points ahead of Lexington Christian.
Will Mullett became LCA’s first-ever individual male champion, taking the 3,200 meters. The Eagles also won the 4-by-800 relay.
Fort Knox junior Courtney Edwards won four events: long and triple jump, plus both hurdles races.
NewCath’s girls scored 98 points. Runner-up St. Henry had 79.50, followed by Fort Campbell (65) and Bishop Brossart (59).
Sixth-place Danville had a double winner in Diamond Pace (triple jump, 300-meter hurdles), and teammate Candice Taylor took the long jump.
With 13 of 18 events scored, Bardstown leads Fort Campbell 58-52 in the contest for KHSAA Class A Boys’ State Track & Field champion. Fort Knox is third with 30, a point ahead of Lexington Christian and Ballard Memorial.
Through 14 girls’ events, Newport Central Catholic leads with 73 points, followed by St. Henry (63.50), Bishop Brossart and Fort Campbell (49 each).
Some of the recent winners for the girls: Diamond Pace (Danville), 300 hurdles (47.36); Raegan Deaton (Green County), 800 (2:20.20); Candice Taylor (Danville), long jump (18-1.75); Katie Neiser (Bishop Brossart), 200 (26.15), and Annie Gruenschlaeger (Newport Central Catholic), shot (34-4 1/2).
Villa Madonna’s Corey Stoll outkicked Lexington Christian’s Nate Spain in the boys’ 800. Stoll finished in 1:56.12, Spain in 1:58.62.
Other recent boys’ winners: Damien Edelen (Bardstown), 400 (50.52); Courtney Edwards (Fort Knox), 300 hurdles (39.51), and Marc Speed (Kentucky Country Day), discus (142-4).
Saturday’s first title in a boys’ track event goes to Lexington Christian’s 4-by-800 relay team.
Running on the Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park oval at the University of Louisville, LCA’s Nate Spain, Ben Boone, Will Mullett and Chris Elliott combined for a time of 8:10.73.
The Eagles led at each exchange, but Elliott was overtaken by Bardstown’s Adam Kaleifeh. Elliott maintained close contact, though, and blew past Kaleifeh with about 250 meters left. Andrew Linkugel got St. Henry up for second (8:14.15), followed by Bardstown (8:16.67).
St. Henry (9:50.23) and Newport Central Catholic (9:54.41) duplicated their 1-2 finish of a year ago in the girls’ relay.
Another repeat 1-2 finish came in the 100-meter hurdles, where Model’s Chelsea Harnack bested Russellville’s Chiquita Rose, 15.89 to 16.25.
A few minutes later, Harnack (12.54) ran second to Bishop Brossart’s Katie Neiser (12.47) in the 100-meter dash.
Frankfort’s Quan Weaver (11.13) held off Danville’s Lamont Key (11.20) in the boys’ 100.
Courtney Edwards of Fort Knox took the boys’ 110-meter hurdles (14.71). Paintsville’s Tyler Lemaster was runner-up (15.08).
Michael Burden of McClean County took honors in the shot (48-4.50), ahead of St. Henry’s Justin Ziegler (47-4).
The other field event completed early, the girls’ discus, went to Beechwood’s Brianna McCarty (106-10), who nipped Megan Hunter of Nicholas County by a mere five inches.
The 4-by-200 relay for boys was won by Mayfield (1:30.57), ahead of Fort Campbell (1:31.70).
The girls’ 4-by-200 went to Newport Central Catholic (1:46.61), followed by Fort Campbell (1:46.97).
Other girls’ winners: Catherine Claywell (Murray), high jump (5-6); Victoria Yocum (Bardstown), 400 (59.51); Newport Central Catholic, 4-by-100 relay (51.20); and Maria Frigo (St. Henry), 1,600 (5:13.41).
More boys’ winners: Fort Campbell, 4-by-100 relay (43.24), and Corey Stoll (Villa Madonna), 1,600 (4:23.43).