Nine teams competed at the LaRue County High School All-Comers Track and Field Meet on March 24. Besides LaRue County, teams were John Hardin, Elizabethtown, Green County, Bardstown, Nelson County, Bethlehem, Meade County and Bullitt Central.
Overall, the LaRue County boys placed third in the meet while the LaRue County girls placed seventh.
“I was hoping for better results, but since it’s early in the season, I wasn’t totally disappointed,” said girls coach Lydia Kerr. “The relay teams are about where I figured they would be at the beginning of the season. I have really switched the teams around and I am very satisfied with the outcome. The girls are determined to beat their times from last season.”
Boys coach Jeremy Blair was satisfied with the results also.
“I thought our throwers had a great night on Tuesday. Ryan Wafford and Tyler Davenport finished 1-2 in the shot put with throws of 41’4” and 40’1” respectively and all of our discus throwers threw over 90 feet. I was very impressed with their efforts. Our 4x100 relay team of Marquis Cobb, Joey Brown, Bradley Dyson and Tristen Hines ran a full second faster than they did last meet, finishing in second place. I saw some solid improvements Tuesday night. We have some guys that are starting to come along and hopefully by the end of the season, they’ll be where we need them.”
Other highlights of the night were Joey Brown winning the 110 meter hurdles; the team of Hines, Tobi Chirunga, Dyson and Truman Padgett placing first in the 4x400 meter relay; Shana Zajdel placing second in the triple jump with a jump of 32’11”; Padgett placing second in the 800 meter with a time of 2 minutes 10 seconds; and Dyson placing third in the high jump with a jump of 5’8”. Other high finishers were Joey Brown placing fifth in the long jump with a jump of 17’9”, Durbin placing fourth in the 3200 meters with a time of 11 minutes 43 seconds and the relay team placing third in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 meter relays.