• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS boys’ track wins Shelby Co. All-Comers meet; girls’ team finishes 4th

The Woodford County High School boys’ track team continued its successful 2017 season with another win last week, this time at the Shelby County All-Comers meet in Shelbyville on Tuesday, March 28. The girls’ team also had a good day and finished fourth. “Our boys’ team has great intersquad competition in all events,” said Woodford head coach Tracy Sobolewski. “They have been competing very well. It will be exciting as they step it up after Spring Break. Our girls’ team is improving in their events every meet. We are anxious to have a complete team compete soon.” In the 12-team boys’ competition, Woodford won with 180 points. Shelby County was second with 140 points, Martha Layne Collins was third with 90 points, Atherton was fourth with 62 points and Doss was fifth with 54 points. In the 12-team girls’ competition, Shelby County won with 138 points. Kentucky Country Day was second with 123 points, while Owen County was third with 116 points, Woodford was fourth with 73 points and Taft was fifth with 44 points. Here are the results of Woodford’s competition. Boys’ Results The boys opened with the 800-meter relay and the team of Kyle Holt, Abran Santos, Alex Sowder and Patrick Stiltner finished sixth with a time of 9:51.65. Next was the 110-meter hurdles, and Woodford swept second- through fourth place in the event. Finishing second was Landon Saum with a time of 16.44, while Nick Lamb was third in 18.24 and Justin Lehmkuhler was fourth in 18.32. In the 100-meter dash, Dwayne “D” Depp scored another win in the event for Woodford with a time of 11.34. Jai Burgess also finished in the top-10, taking sixth in 11.70. Other Woodford runners in the race were Thomas Logan (11th, 12.12); Brennan Clark (14th, 12.29); Saum (17th, 12.29); Malik Richards (23rd, 12.54); Mason Coburn (34th, 12.90); Ben Nash (39th, 13.08); Alex Morgan (64th, 14.24); Justin Alexander (65th, 14.34); and Ethan Parker (72nd, 15.23). In the team’s first long distance race, the 1,600-meter run, Woodford’s Peter McGowan finished in forth place with a time of 5:03.53. Also in the race were Kyle Holt (14th, 5:23.53); Santos (16th, 5:25.32); Patrick Stiltner (17th, 5:33.12); Jalen Newton (20th, 5:37.31); and Clay Thomas (24th, 5:42.23). Woodford continued its winning ways in the 4x100-meter relay, as the team of Jai Burgess, Dwayne Depp, Domynik Johnson and Jordan Upton won the race with a time of 44.94. In addition, the team of Clark, Logan, Richards and Keagan Stromberg finished third, and the team of Alexander, Coburn, Will Moffett and Morgan finished 13th. Next was the 400-meter dash and Depp had the team’s top performance as he finished second with a time of 54.84. Also, in the race, Moffett finished 31st in 1:05.84 and Morgan finished 37th in 1:08.27. Justin Lehmkuhler scored another win for Woodford, when he finished first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.62. Also in the top 10 was Lamb, who finished fourth in 48.28. In the 800-meter run, Alex Sowder was the only Woodford runner in the race and he finished 21st with a time of 2:28.83. Then in the 200-meter dash, Burgess was Woodford’s top performer, finishing second with a time of 23.81. Also in the race for Woodford were Stromberg (12th, 24.82); Coburn (23rd, 26.33); Alexander (42nd, 28.96); and Parker (45th, 31.05). In the second long-distance race, the 3,200-meter run, McGowan had the top performance for Woodford, finishing second with a time of 11:13.23. Also getting a top 10 finish were Santos, who was sixth in 11;48.88, and Newton, who was eighth in 12:09.93. In the field events, Richards had the team’s best performance in the high jump when he finished second with a best jump of 5-ft., 8-ins. Johnson was sixth with a best jump of 5-ft., 6-ins. and Lehmkuhler, was eighth with a best jump of 5-ft., 4-ins. In the long jump, Stromberg had the team’s top performance when he finished third with a best jump of 20-ft., 2.75-ins. Also in the top 10 was Clark, who finished seventh with a best jump of 18-ft., 6-ins. and Michael Nalley, who was eighth with a best jump of 17-ft., 11.5-ins. In the triple-jump, Woodford swept third through fifth place, as Nalley was second with a best jump of 38-ft., 10-ins., Upton was third with a best jump of 38-ft., 9.75-ins. and Stromberg was fourth with a best jump of 37-ft., 4-ins. Sam Martin gave Woodford another win on the day when he finished first in the pole vault when he cleared 12 feet. In the discus, Woodford went 3-4-5 once again on the day. This time it was Darnell Richard who was third with a best throw of 112-ft., 11-ins., while Collin Hudson was fourth with a best throw of 109-ft., 11-ins. and Richards was fifth with a bet throw of 109-ft. 11-ins. Also, two other Woodford throwers were in the event. Jacob Jenkins finished 10th with a best throw of 92-ft., 6-ins., and D’Andre Sanchez was 20th with a best throw of 74-ft., 2-ins. Then in the shot put, Woodford had three in the top 10. Johnson had the best finish as he was second with a best throw of 41-ft., 10.5 ins., while Jenkins was fourth with a best throw of 37-ft., 10.75-ins. and Hudson was fifth with a best throw of 31-ft., 1-ins. Also in the event, Richard finished 15th with a best throw of 32-ft, 7.5 ins. and Sanchez was 23rd with a best throw of 27-ft., 6-ins. Girls’ Results The girls got off to a great start when the team of Savannah Karbach, Regan Martin, Jessica Smith and Jodie Smith won the first event, the 4x800-meter relay, with a time of 11:48.28. Then Breanna Willis scored a win in the 100-meter dash, finishing first with a time of 13.54. Also in the race were Makenzie Tucker (22nd place with a time of 15.02); Allison Ferugson (23rd, 15.18); Kasey Montgomery (24th, 15.24); Rachel Tyra (26th, 15.42); Ziggy Washington (27th, 15.45); Abbie Hudson (36th, 15.75); Ingrid Brinegar (41st, 16.02); Briana Clark (44th, 16.20); Kristen Jordan (49th 16.75); and Bianca Genovese (51st, 16.96). In the second relay of the day, the 4x200-meter relay, the team of Savannah Karbach, Kasey Montgomery, Makenzie Thomas and Willis finished second with a time of 1:56.76. Next was the first long distance race, the 1,600-meter run, and Regan Martin had Woodford’s top performance, as she finished ninth with a time of 6:29.64. Then in the third relay race, the 4x100-meter relay, the team of Hudson, Mara Llorente, Tucker and Washington had the top performance for Woodford when they finished fifth with a time of 1:00.12. In addition, the team of Brinegar, Clark, Renee Murphy and Tyra finished eighth and the team of Genovese, Jordan, Montgomery and Lucie Receveur finished 10th. Then in the 400-meter dash, two Woodford runners had good races, as Caroline Murray finished 15th with a time of 1:13.86, while Kristen Taylor finished 19th with a time of 1:16.84. In the next race, the 800-meter run, Jodie Smith had the team’s best performance, finishing sixth with a time of 2:50.14. Jessica Smith also ran in the race and finished 14th in 3:04.59. Next was the 200-meter dash and Tyra had the team’s best run, finishing 21st with a time of 32.07. Other Woodford runners in the race were Brinegar (32nd, 34.67); Clark (35th, 35.38); Genovese (36th, 35.39); and Receveur (44th, 40.06). Then in the second long-distance race, the 3,200-meter run, Woodford scored another win as Martin finished first with a time of 13:50.51. In addition, Taylor finished fifth in 16:16.14. In the field events, Thomas finished in second place in the high jump with a best jump of 4-ft., 4-ins. Ferguson then gave Woodford another win as she finished first in the pole vault when she cleared 6-ft., 6-ins. Also, Clark finished fourth when she cleared five feet. In the throwing events, Murphy finished 30th in the discus with a best throw of 27 feet, while Llorente finished 14th in the shot put with a best throw of 21-ft., 11-ins. Also in the shot put, Murphy finished 31st with a best throw of 12-ft., 11-ins. Next up, following spring break, Woodford will be at the Madison Central All-Comers meet on Tuesday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m., and then at the West Jessamine Chick-fil-A Invitational on Friday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m.

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