• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS boys’ track 4th at Boyle County meet; girls 8th

The Woodford County High School track teams went on the road to Danville on Tuesday, March 21, for the Boyle County All-Comers meet. There, the boys’ track team brought home the team’s best results, finishing fourth, while the girls’ team finished eighth. In the boys’ competition, Woodford was fourth with 63 points. Mercer County won the 10-team boys’ competition with 131 points, while Boyle County was second with 76 points and Southwestern was third with 66 points. In the girls’ competition, Woodford was eighth with 18 points. Rockcastle won the 10-team girls’ competition with 140 points, while Boyle County was second with 119 points and Mercer County was third with 93 points. Here are the results for the WCHS track teams. Girls’ events The girls opened the day with the 4x800-meter relay, and the team of Turner Reynolds, Savannah Karbach, Maricela Ponce and Regan Martin finished fourth with a time of 12:09.50. In the next event, the 10-meter hurdles, Woodford had only one runner in the race, Esther Bradshaw, who finished seventh with a time of 18.74. Next was the 100-meter dash and Jasmine Collins had the best performance for Woodford, finishing in fifth place with a time of 13.74. Also in the race were Carter Hays, who finished 13th in 14.84; and Kasey Montgomery, who was 25th in 15.34. In addition, Ziggy Washington was tied for 31st with Allison Ferguson, both finishing in 15.64, while Rachel Tyra was 35th in 15.84, Abbie Hudson was 40th in 16.04, Ingrid Brinegar was 45th in 16.34, Bethany Good was 46th in 16.44, Brianna Clark was 54th in 17.14, Bianca Genovese was 59th in 17.24 and Macy Upthegrove was 61st in 17.44. In the 1,600-meter run, the first long distance race of the meet for the girls, Regan Martin finished in 12th place with a season-best time of 6:37.50. Also in the race was Turner Reynolds, who finished 16th in 6:56.50, and Maricela Ponce, who was 18th in 7:41.00. Then in the 4x100-meter relay, the team of Jasmine Collins, Lauryn Hocker, Ziggy Washington and Carter Hays finished in fifth place with a season-best time of 57.1. In the next race, the 400-meter dash, Bradshaw had the team’s top performance, finishing in fifth place with a season-best time of 1:05.84. Also in the race, Caroline Murray was 13th in 1:16.24, and Kristen Taylor was 17th in 1:19.74. Then in the 200-meter dash, Bradshaw came through again with a top performance, finishing sixth with a season-best time of 29.04. In the field events, Makenzie Thomas was Woodford’s only participant in the high jump, and she finished eighth with a best jump of 4-ft., 4-ins. Then in the long jump, Raven Upton scored the best performance for Woodford, as she finished 13th with a best jump of 12-ft., 5-ins. In addition, Gabi Minogue was 18th with a best jump of 7-feet. Next up was the pole vault, and Ferguson scored a season best when she finished fourth with a best vault of 6-ft., 6-ins. Also, Clark finished ninth with a best jump of 5-feet. In the discus event, Renee Murphy finished 33rd with a best throw of 27-feet. Then in the shot put, Mara Llorente finished 18th with a season best throw of 23-ft., 5-ins. Also, Murphy finished 37th with a best throw of 11-ft., 4-ins. Boys’ events Like the girls’ team, the boys opened the day with the 4x800-meter relay and the team of Kyle Holt, Sam Eagen, Abran Santos and Peter McGowan finished seventh with a time of 9:50.30. In the next event, the 110-meter hurdles, Alex Morgan had Woodford’s best performance when he finished fifth in 17.94. Two other runners finished in the top 10 in the race – Landon Saum was eighth in 18.04 and Justin Lehmkuhler was 10th in 18.14. Also in the race was Nick Lamb, who finished in 12th with a time of 19.84 In the 100-meter dash, Woodford had three runners finish in the top 10. Two runners, Dwayne “D” Depp, an Jai Burgess finished in a tie for third with a time of 11.74, while Saum was eighth in 12.14. In addition, Thomas Logan was 13th in 12.44, Alex Morgan was 36th in 13.14, Mason Coburn was 39th in 13.24, Ben Nash was 44th in 13.34, and Ethan Parker was 77th in 15.84. In the second relay, the 4x200-meter relay, the team of Keegan Elvidge, Henry Huff, Ben Nash and Jai Burgess finished in fifth place with a time of 1:42.30. That race was followed by the boys’ first long distance race, the 1,600-meter run, and Peter McGowan had the team’s top performance, finishing in eighth place with a season-best time of 5:06.60. Also in the race were Kyle Holt, who finished 15th in 5:23.60, Abran Santos, who was 17th in 5:32.80; Mitchell Scott, who was 18th in 5:36.90; Patrick Stiltner, who was 19th in 5:37.80; and Parker, who was 25th in 5:45.00. Then in the 4x100-meter relay, Woodford had its best performance of the day, as the team of Dom Johnson, Jai Burgess, Malik Richards, Dwayne Depp won the race with a season-best time of 45.34. Next was the 400-meter dash, and James Hawkins had Woodford’s top performance in the race, finishing 29th with a time of 1:04.94. Also, Morgan was 31st in 1:05.84 and Will Moffett was 32nd in 1:06.04. In the 300-meter hurdles, Lehmkuhler finished in ninth place with a time of 46.64 to give Woodford its top performance in the race, while Lamb finished 13th in 47.94. Then in the 800-meter run, McGowan was tops for Woodford once again, finishing 15th with a season-best time of 2:23.30. Also, Sam Eagen was 16th in 2:24.50, and Stiltner was 20th in 2:35.50. In the day’s final sprint, the 200-meter dash, Woodford’s best performance was by Henry Huff, who finished 30th with a time of 27.84. Also, Parker finished 43rd in 31.14. Then in the final long distance race, the 3,200-meter run, Santos had the team’s best performance as he finished fifth with a time of 12:00.60. In the field events, Malik Richards finished in third place in the high jump when he cleared 5-ft., 10-ins, followed by Domynik Johnson in sixth with a best jump of 5-ft., 8-ins., and Lehmkuhler in seventh with a best jump of 5-ft., 6-ins. Then in the long jump, Keagan Stromberg finished in second place with a best jump of 19-ft., 10-ins., with Michael Nalley 11th with a best jump of 17-ft., 11-ins., and Parker finished 28th with a best jump of 11-ft., 9-ins. Next came the triple jump, and Stromberg finished in second place once again, but this time with a season-best jump of 39-ft., 4-ins. Also, Nalley was fifth with a best jump of 38-feet, and Jordan Upton was eighth with a best jump of 37-ft., 11.ins. In the pole vault, Sam Martin and Lamb finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the event. Martin’s best vault was 12-ft., 6-ins, while Lamb’s best was 10-feet. In the throwing events, Richards brought home fourth with a season-best throw of 123-feet. Close behind him was Collin Hudson in sixth place with a best throw of 119-feet, Darnell Richard in ninth with a best throw of 108-feet, and D’Andre Sanchez was 27th with a best throw of 59-feet. Then in the shot put, Johnson had the top performance for Woodford, finishing in sixth place with a best throw of 40-ft., 4-ins. Also, Jacob Jenkins was 10th with a best throw of 39-ft., 1.5-ins., Hudson was 15th with a best throw of 35-ft., 1-ins., Richard was 21st with a best throw of 33-ft., .5 ins., and Sanchez was 35th, with a best throw o 27-ft., 1.5-ins. Next up, Woodford goes on the road to compete in the West Jessamine Chick-Fil-A Relays on Friday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

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