• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS boys' track team wins River City Classic


The Woodford County High School Track team competed in the Newport River City Classic on Saturday, April 21. The WCHS boys' team won the event and the Lady Jackets placed third. The Woodford track team had a handful of first place finishes at the meet and continue to build momentum heading to the regional championships next month.

Jai Burgess won the boys' 100-meter dash (11.29) and Malik Richardson was 11th (12.75).

Burgess also won the boys' 200-meter dash (22.82).

Alex Sowder finished 16th in the boys' 400-meter dash (1:01.49) and Colin McGowan was 23rd (1:13.03).

Patrick Stiltner placed fifth in the boys' 800-meter run (2:20.14) and Abran Santos was sixth (2:22.46).

Kyle Holt won the boys' 1600-meter run (5:01.99) and senior Peter McGowan was third (5:06.78).

Clay Thomas placed third in the boys' 3200-meter run (11:13.50) and Jalen Newton was fourth (11:33.79).

WCHS senior Landon Saum won the boys' 110-meter hurdles (15.57) and he also won the boys' 300-meter hurdles (42.04).

The WCHS boys' 4x100-meter relay team finished first (45.43) and the 4x400-meter relay team was fifth (4:13.41). The boys' 4x800-meter relay team placed third (9:20.46).

Saum won the boys' high jump (five feet, 10 inches). Ethan Parker finished 18th in the boys' long jump (11 feet, five and three-quarter inches).

WCHS senior Jordan Upton won the boys' triple jump (42 feet, 11 and three-quarter inches).

Collin Hudson placed second in the boys' discus (113 feet, nine inches) and senior Jack Hill was 15th (70 feet, eight inches).

Hudson was second in the boys' shot put (38 feet, eight and a quarter inches) and John Stork was eighth(31 feet, nine-and-a-quarter-inches).

WCHS freshman Kamari Black won the girls' 100-meter dash (13.05) and Karla Garcia was 20th (17.31).

Adriana Jackson finished eighth in the girls' 200-meter dash (30.11) and Amber Kling was 14th (33.07).

Caroline Murray finished sixth in the girls' 400-meter run (1:12.53) and Taylor Dotson was eighth (1:16.12).

Megan Davis came in eighth in the girls' 800-meter run (2:52.10) and Ashley Gonzalez was 11th (3:09.07).

Katie Gatewood placed fourth in the girls' 1600-meter run (6:14.41).

Katherine Crain came in sixth in the girls' 3200-meter run (14:15.29) and Rosa Langdoc was 10th (16:33.04).

Callie Gormely placed third in the girls 100-meter hurdles (17.85) and was second in the girls' 300-meter hurdles (50.75). Ana Ruvalcaba was sixth (1:00.72).

The WCHS 4x100-meter relay team placed third (54.37) and the 4x200-meter team was runner-up (1:56.44). The 4x400-meter relay team placed third (4:49.46) and the 4x800-meter relay team placed third (11:21.46).

Kasey Montgomery placed second in the girls high jump (four feet, six inches) and Abbie Hudson was fourth (four feet, four inches).

Black won the girls' triple jump (35 feet, two and a half inches) and Raven Upton was fifth (29 feet, and a half inch).

Legend Burgess finished seventh in the girls' discus (82 feet, seven inches) and fifth in the shot put (29 feet, 10 inches). Esli Espinoza was 18th in the shot put (16 feet, five and a half inches).

Dunbar

The WCHS track and field team competed at the Dunbar High School All-Comers event on Tuesday, April 17. The Lady Jackets placed second and the boys' team finished sixth out of 13 teams.

WCHS senior Jai Burgess placed second in the boys' 100-meter dash (11.38) and he finished fourth in the boys' 200-meter dash (23.25).

WCHS freshman Patrick Stiltner finished 16th in the boys' 800-meter run (2:22.14) and WCHS senior Peter McGowan finished 15th in the boys 1600-meter run (5:11.15). McGowan finished seventh in the boys' 3200-meter run (11:07.59) and junior Abran Santos was eighth (11:18.00).

WCHS senior Landon Saum won the boys' 110-meter hurdles (16.00) and the 300-meter hurdles (41.06).

The WCHS 4x100-meter relay team placed fifth (46.14), the 4x200-meter relay team placed fifth (1:47.89) and the 4x800-meter relay team placed fourth (9:34.18).

In the boys' high jump, Saum placed 12th (five feet, two inches). WCHS senior Jordan Upton finished 14th in the boys' long jump (16 feet, three inches) and sophomore Ethan Parker finished 23rd (12 feet, six and a half inches). Upton won the boys' triple jump (42 feet, five and a half inches).

WCHS senior Collin Hudson finished eighth in the boys' shot put (38 feet, three inches), McGowan was 23rd (31-feet, two inches) and WCHS senior Jack Hill was 25th (30-feet, seven inches).

Hudson placed eight in the boys' discus (109-feet, three inches).

WCHS freshman Kamari Black placed second in the girls 100-meter dash (13.34), sophomore Bethany Goode was seventh (13.84) and freshman Ana Ruvalcaba was 21st (14.47).

Black placed fifth in the girls' 200-meter dash (28.10) and Goode was 28th (30.81).

WCHS sophomore Caroline Murray finished 22nd in the girls' 400-meter run (1:12.04). WCHS freshman Megan Davis was 25th in the girls' 800-meter run (3:03.74).

WCHS freshman Katherine Crain placed fifth in the girls' 3200-meter run (14:59.12) and senior Rosa Langdoc was sixth (16:13.29).

WCHS freshman Callie Gormley won the girls 100-meter hurdles (17.48) and junior Esther Bradshaw placed fourth (18.74).

Bradshaw placed third in the girls' 300-meter hurdles (52.48) and Gormley was fourth (52.93). Ruvalcaba finished 12th (59.39).

The WCHS girls' 4x100-meter relay team placed third (54.51) and the 4x200-meter relay team was third (1:52.85). The girls' 4x400-meter relay team placed third (4:41:26) and the 4x800-meter relay team was fourth (11:20.55).

WCHS sophomore Kasey Montgomery placed fifth in the girls' high jump (four feet, six inches).

Gormley finished seventh in the girls' long jump (14-feet, nine inches) and Black was third in the girls' triple jump (34 feet, eight-and-a-half-inches).

WCHS freshman Legend Burgess placed fifth in the girls' shot put (29 feet, 10 inches) and Eyislea Lea-Hendon was sixth (29 feet). Legend Burgess placed fourth in the girls' discus (95-feet) and Lea-hendon was 22nd (56 feet, two inches).

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