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LaRue competes at Lincoln Heartland Conference Track Meet

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Regional meet is this weekend

By Lanny Vincent

Ten teams met at Bardstown High School last Monday at the Lincoln Heartland Conference Track Meet. The LaRue County girls placed 10th while the boys placed sixth.  

Haley Carrico led the LaRue girls with a fifth-place finish in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet 8 inches, just four inches shy of the winning jump of 5’. Tshacka Chirunga had a seventh place finish in the girls discus with her strongest throw yet of 74’ 4”.

The LaRue boys were led by Bradley Dyson in the high jump with a jump of 5’ 10”, while his brother, Brandon Dyson, placed sixth in the pole vault with a vault of 9’ 6”. Ryan Durbin finished third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10 minutes 51 seconds. Tobi Chirunga continued his strong showing in the 110-meter hurdles finishing fourth with a time of 16.6 seconds. Tyler Davenport finished fourth in the shotput with a throw of 41’ 4-1/2”, just 10” shy of the first place finisher, Ashton Little of North Hardin. Kenneth Sanders continued to show improvement in the discus, finishing fourth with a throw of 117’ 1”. The 4X400 relay team of Tristen Hines, Bradley Dyson, Blake Heibert and Seth Clifford finished fifth with a time of 3.48.  

Bardstown invitational

Eleven teams met in Bardstown May 7 for the Bardstown Invitational.  

The LaRue County boys finished in fifth place while the girls finished ninth.  "I have not had a full team for about two weeks due to injuries. My middle school team has competed extremely well in their spot,” said coach Lydia Kerr. “I am happy with most of the results up to date seeing that my high school team has been unable to compete for awhile now."

The LaRue girls were led by Ramisha Jakes' fourth place finish in the high jump with a jump of 4’ 6”. The 4x800 meter relay team of Latasha Thornton, Courtney Clyde, Meagan Williams and Shelby Mouser finished fifth with a time of 12 minutes 11 seconds.  

The boys were led by Tobi Chirunga with a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.4 seconds. The 4x400-meter relay team consisting of Chirunga, Bradley Dyson, Clifford and Hines also finished second with a time of 3.39. The 4x800-meter relay team of Clifford, Dyson, Ryan Durbin and Eddy Mitchell finished third with a time of 8.56. Durbin had another third place finish in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11.1. The 4x100-meter relay team of Ryan Wafford, Marquis Cobb, Hines and Chirunga placed fourth with a time of 46.9 seconds. Kenneth Sanders continues to throw the discus well as he finished third with a throw of 126’ 9”.

"I was very proud of the way our team competed," said Coach Jeremy Blair. "Our 4x800, 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams all ran their best times of the season. We look like we're in very good shape heading into the regional meet on Saturday."

LaRue County's next meet is the regional Saturday, May 16, at Marion County.