The Harrison County High school track teams hosted a weather-shortened meet on Tuesday last week and participated in a 12-team meet in Mt. Sterling on Saturday doing very well in both.
The lightning, storm-shortened meet on Tuesday at the athletic complex featured eight teams including the Harrison County squads.
The Thorobreds were the winners of the boys’ meet defeating Scott County, Holmes, Bourbon County, Paris, Nicholas County, Grant County and Calvary Christian.
The Fillies finished second to Scott County defeating the other six teams with a strong performance.
The Fillies were led by newcomer Kassidy Cook and a strong hurdles performance, as usual, by Mia Lail and Caylin Mattox on Tuesday.
Only the 100M hurdles were ran due to the weather, which cost the Fillies a chance to get closer to first place as the girls are also strong in the 300M hurdles.
Cook’s dominant speed in the 100M dash could have very well led to a win in the 200M dash as well as the long jump, though neither event was held due to the storm.
Cook won the 100M dash in :12.40 which is the fastest time ran by a Fillie in some years while Lail won the 100M hurdles in :16.74 with Mattox right behind in second.
Cook was second in the high jump and the 3200M relay team of Mary Levi, Marie Bowen, Kayla Joy and Bailey Caudill was also runners up.
The 400M relay team of Brooklyn Wiggins, Sabreena Strickland, Mattox and Kinsey Lesak was third as was the 800M relay team of Tara Martin, RaeJean Hurst, Lesak and Wiggins.
Mattox also grabbed a third in the pole vault clearing 7 feet.
Elizabeth Boyers took fourth in the high jump and Kaylea Lemons was fourth in the pole vault.
The Thorobreds, in winning the meet, had five first place finishes in the 10 events that were held.
Grant Carr was involved in two of the five wins as he took the 1600M run in 4:58.50 and ran a leg in the 3200M relay along with Joe Thomas, Harry Smith and Austin Short.
Mason Ritchie cleared 5 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump, Todd Puckett leaped 19 feet. 8 ½ inches to take the long jump and Daniel Klapheke raced past the competition in the 110M hurdles in :16.16 to win that event.
Dominic Walker was second in the shot put and third in the discus while Jordan Kinney was third in the long jump.
Also bringing in third place finishes were Taylor Bolin in the pole vault and the 800M relay of Derrick Hurst, Davonte Kinney, Jordan Kinney and Scott Kendall.
The Fillies were again second in the 12-team Montgomery County Invitational on Saturday.
Junior Caylin Mattox had the meet of her young career as she won the 100M hurdles in :16.15, was second in the 300M hurdles, third in the pole vault and ran a leg on the fourth place 400M relay team along with Boyers, Wiggins and Lesak.
Cook, in her second meet, also rang up some big points for the Fillies.
The fleet-footed sophomore was third in both the 100M and 200M dashes, fourth in the long jump and won the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.
Haley Carr was second in the 100M hurdles in her season’s best time of :16.29.
Both the 800M relay of Jessica Alas, Carr, Wiggins and Lesak and the 3200M relay team of Levi, Caudill, Alas, and Joy were also third place finishers.
Henry Clay won the meet with the Fillies second followed by Anderson County, Nicholas County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, and six other schools.
The Thorobreds were third behind Henry Clay and Rowan County in a close meet.
Anderson County was fourth with Nicholas County fifth and the five other schools in the meet were not in the running.
The Breds won three events and finished second in five others as they compiled their 112 point total.
Joey Faulconer won the 800M run in 2:04.78 while Grant Carr again won the 1600M run in 5:04.94.
Carr was also part of the victorious 3200M relay team along with Joe Thomas, Harry Smith and Austin Short.
Puckett took two of the second place medals as he was runner up in both the long jump and the triple jump.
Bolin was second in the pole vault, Klapheke was second in the 110M hurdles and Dominic Walker was second in the discus.
Walker was also third in the shot put as the Thorobreds also grabbed five third place finishes. Along with Walker, Mason Ritchie was third in the triple jump, Thomas was third in the 1600M run and both the 400M relay of Kendall, Davonte Kinney, Jordan Kinney and Ben Anness along with the 1600M relay team of Kendall, Carr, Faulconer and Hurst also was third.
Fillies’ Coach Danny Simpson and Thorobreds’ Coach Robert Walker were happy with the effort that they received in both meets.
“We needed the meets this week,” said Simpson. “The girls did a great job and I liked the way they were willing to step into different events when we needed them and do so well.”
Walker was also pleased, but knows that the best is yet to come.
“Some of the athletes are just now getting into good running shape due to the lack of meets and the cold weather,” he noted. “We will be better and I am really looking forward to the Harrison County Invitational on Saturday.”