Track squads in two meets, hurdles strong event for Fillies, Breds

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By Mike Aldridge

The Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds were able, for the first time all season, to compete in two meets in one week along with having a full week of practice.  
They competed in a nine-team meet Tuesday, April 8, in Woodford County and came back Saturday for a huge meet in Lexington at Tates Creek.  
The Fillies finished third in the Woodford County event with junior Kassidy Cook winning both the 100M hurdles and the high jump. Cook also took fourth place in the long jump.  
Harrison County continues to excel in the hurdles with Coach Harold Barnett working with the athletes.  
Caylin Mattox was second in the 100M hurdles and Haley Carr was third in Versailles on Tuesday.  
The relays were also a strong point for the Fillies in this meet as they finished second in both the 800M relay (Mattox, Carr, Amelia Bolin, and Hannah Thomas) and the 400M relay with Mattox, Carr, Tarah Martin, and Thomas.  
The 3200M relay team of Mary Levi, Kayla Joy, Martin and Bolin finished third.  
Approaching storms caused the meet to be called with several events still to be held with Scott County the winner, Woodford County second and the Fillies third.  
The Thorobreds continue to under perform as Harrison County standards go as they were sixth in the nine-team event.  
Strongman Dominic Walker led the way with a first place in the discus and a fifth in the shot put.  
Colton Burus was third in the 110M hurdles and the 3200M relay team of Shane Palmer, Cory Moore, Scott Moore and Grant Carr also finished third.  
Many of the events that the Breds would have been competitive in were scratched due to the weather, which could have resulted in a better finish.  
Anderson County won the meet followed by Scott County, Western Hills, Woodford County, Rowan County and the Thorobreds. Lexington Christian, Bourbon County and Franklin County rounded out the field.
The meet at Tates Creek had the look and feel of a state meet as teams such as Trinity and Newport Central Catholic joined the big Lexington schools to present some talented opposition for the Fillies and Thorobreds.  
The Thorobreds were seventh in a 14-team field while the Fillies were ninth in a 13-team competition.  
Cook again led the way for the Fillies as she placed second in the 100M hurdles, third in the triple jump and fourth in the high jump.  
Haley Carr was third in the 100M hurdles while Caylin Mattox had her best time of the year in the 300M hurdles finishing sixth in: 53.28.  
Bryan Station was the winner in the girls’ meet, easily out distancing runner up Lexington Catholic with Newport Central Catholic third, only three points behind the Lady Knights.  
The Thorobreds’ highest finish of the day was Mason Ritchie’s third place finish in the high jump. Taylor Bolin was fourth in the pole vault while Walker was fifth in the discus. Also coming in fifth was Burus in the 110M hurdles and the 400M relay team of Deshon Talbott, Malcolm Walker, Jovon Williams, and Jordan Kenney.  Henry Clay won the boys’ meet with Bryan Station second and Trinity third.
The next scheduled meet for the track teams is Tuesday at Scott County All Comers with the Mason County Invitational on Saturday.