• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCMS track girls place second, boys third at Western Hills

The Woodford County Middle School track and field team competed at the Western Hills High School All-comers event on Wednesday, March 28. The boys team finished third out of 15 teams and the girls were second out of 11.

WCMS eighth-grader Andrew Garcia placed fifth (13.05) in the boys' 100-meter dash and eighth-grader Cai Coburn finished seventh (13.12). Rounding out the top 20 was eighth-grader Gabreal Foley who was 12th , eight-grader Jackson Gordon 15th (13.97), seventh grader Abdul Bilal 16th (13.97) and eighth grader Andrew Kartner (14.08).

In the boys' 200-meter dash, Coburn finished in sixth place (27.93) and seventh-grader Sawyer Ford finished in 10th place (29.23). Eighth-grader Gabreal Foley finished 12th (29.46), seventh-grader Christian Bowling placed 13th (29.57) and Caleb Brown was 16th (31.15). Ford placed fourth in the boys' 400-meter run (1:03.66), Coburn was sixth (1:04.52), Garcia was ninth (1:09.01) and Bilal was 10th (1:11.02).

WCMS eighth-grader Reece Goss placed second in the boys' 800-meter run (2:32.63) and seventh-grader Aiden Zaparanick-Brown was seventh (2:40.95). Sixth grader Landon Wettlaufer was 11th (2:47.05), eighth-grader Jackson Moffett was 12th (2:47.69). Eighth-graders Jackson Gordon and Ryan Hash rounded out the top 15.

Zaparanick-Brown placed fifth in the boys' 1600-meter run (5:45.51) and Moffett placed 10th (5:54.47). Also making the top-20 was Wettlaufer in 13th place, eighth-grader Ryan Hash in 16th place, seventh-grader Parker Polk 18th place and Scott Watson in 20th.

The WCMS boys' relay teams took third in the 4x100-meter, second in the 4x200-meter and second in the 4x400-meter.

Goss placed third in the high jump (four feet, six inches). Garcia placed third in the boys' long jump (15 feet, two inches), Bilal was fourth (12 feet four and a half inches). Sixth-grader Jack Lehmkuhler was fifth (12 feet, three inches), seventh-grader Debrince Johnson was sixth (12 feet, one inch), Goss was seventh (12 feet) and seveth-grader Clay Holt was eighth (12 feet).

Eighth-grader Grant Garrison placed first in the discus (129 feet) and seventh-grader Blake Asher was third (87 feet, one inch). In the shot put, Garrison was first again (40 feet) and Asher was fourth (33 feet, six inches). Holt finished ninth (29 feet).

WCMS eighth-grader Rayjana Howard placed sixth in the girls' 100-meter dash (14.88) and eighth-grader Amariah Reed finished 20th (15.35).

Howard placed fifth in the 200-meter dash (31.74) and seventh-grader Gracie Savage was 14th (32.65). Seventh-grader Makenzie Walker finished 20th (33.11).

In the girls' 400-meter run, seventh-grader Chloe Brown placed fourth (1:13.17) and eighth-grader Lilly Mullins was seventh (1:16.58).

Eighth-grader Parker Robinson was eighth (1:16.92) and eighth-grader Lily Rogers was 13th (1:20.34).

WCMS seventh-grader Eva Kate Probus placed fourth in the girls 800-meter run (2:50.91) and seventh-grader Evie Hamilton was 10th (3:00.75). Seventh-grader Maggie Twehues finished 12th (3:03.65) and Robinson finished 19th (3:20.66).

Twehues placed 11th in the girls 1600-meter run (6:16.61) and Probus was 11th (6:18.00).

Mullins won the girls 100-meter hurdles (18.95) and eighth-grader Brianne Lacefield placed fourth (21.94).

The WCMS relay teams placed fourth in the 4x100-meter run, second in the 4x200-meter run and third in the 4x400-meter run.

Reed placed third in the high jump (four feet), eighth-grader Hannah Lugo was fourth (three feet, 10 inches), Eighth-graders Reagan Hash (5th) and Miriam Hickey (7th) rounded out the top 10.

Brown placed fourth in the long jump (12 feet four inches) and eighth-grader Myrion Campbell was 18th (nine feet, one inch). Seventh-grader Lainey Banks was 19th (eight feet, 11 inches) and Probus was 20th (eight feet, 11 inches).

Hash placed third in the discus (60 feet) and Hicket was seventh (51 feet). Eighth-grader Olivia Spears was ninth (48 feet, three inches).

Hash was fourth in the shot put (21 feet, seven inches) and Hickey was sixth (23 feet, six inches).

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