• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS track athletes do well at state


SAM MARTIN was one of nine athletes that represented the Woodford County High School track team at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which were held Friday, May 27, at the University of Kentucky Track & Field complex. Martin finished in a tie for seventh place in the pole vault. (Photo by Steve Blake/multiexposures.com)

DWAYNE "D" DEPP was one of nine athletes that represented the Woodford County High School track team at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which were held Friday, May 27, at the University of Kentucky Track & Field complex. Depp ran in two events. He finished sixth in the 200-meter dash and eighth in the 100-meter dash. (Photo by Rick Capone)

BRANDON BROOKFIELD was one of nine athletes that represented the Woodford County High School track team at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which were held Friday, May 27, at the University of Kentucky Track & Field complex. Brookfield cleared 12-ft., 6-ins. and finished in a tie for third place. (Photo by Eric Stephens/multiexposures.com)

The Woodford County High School track teams saw nine athletes qualify in eight events for the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, which were held Friday, May 27, at the University of Kentucky Track & Field complex. “Our eight athletes represented the team very well at the state meet,” said Woodford head coach Tracey Sobolewski. “It is great to see their dedication to track and field reward each of them with State honors.” The Yellow Jackets had their best finish come in the pole vault when Brandon Brookfield cleared 12-ft., 6-ins. and finished in a tie for third place. Also in the pole vault, Sam Martin finished in a tie for seventh place when he cleared 12 feet. Other top Woodford finishes included: • 100-meter dash: Dwayne “D” Depp finished in eighth place with a time of 11.11. • 200-meter dash: Depp finished in sixth place with a time of 22.40. • 110-meter hurdles: Landon Saum finished in 18th place with a time of 16.89. • Discus: Darnell Richard finished in 20th place with a best throw of 113-ft., 10-ins. Also, Collin Hudson finished in 21st place with a bet throw of 113-ft., 6-ins. • Shot put: Justin Brown finished in 19th place with a best throw of 41-ft., 3-ins. • Long Jump: Jordan Upton finished in 16th place with a best jump of 41-ft., 3-ins. “This spring had to have been our most difficult due to the crazy weather, but our athletes kept adjusting, practicing, and competing,” said Sobolewski. “They should all be proud of their accomplishments.”

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