July 12th, 2016

Year in review: Girls' track and field

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Year in review: Girls' track and field
Lancaster with her first place medal / photo by Conor Revell

The Louisville Catholic Sports Network chronicles the 2015-16 sports year in review. We will bring you every sport, every season, and every team’s season ending results in a capsule until we're finished.

Assumption: The Rockets placed in the top three in three events and finished in seventh place with 37 points at the Republic Bank/KHSAA Class 3-A State Track and Field meet

McKenzie Browning, Sophie Beavin, Lauryn Grady and Sarah Crawford finished third in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:38.58. The winner was Manual (9:23.66), followed by Hopkinsville (9:34.43).

“The heat got to us a little, but I think we kept our composure as best as we could,” Crawford said. “All of us trust in each other no matter what, so we look at it that way.”

Rachel Lancaster won the discus with a throw of 131-01.  North Hardin’s Paige Pettell was second at 119-08.

“It takes a lot of weight training and a lot of repetition with the throws,” Lancaster said. “That’s the key. Keep doing what you’re doing and weight lifting really helps.”

She also participated in the shot put and was the favorite to place but finished sixth with a heave of 36-08.25.

Molly O’Dea placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 36-06.50. She finished behind Male’s Chimon Vaughn (36-10.50). 

“It take a lot of practice and balance,” O’Dea said. “You have to do a lot of skill work. There are different ways – you have to practice jumping; you have to practice moving your arms. There are a lot of ways to work on your skills rather than your jump.”

Holy Cross:  Ann Oakley (100 meter hurdles) and a 4x100 relay team won individual titles at the Class A Region Four meet. The Cougars scored 36 points and placed seventh at regionals.

Mercy: The Jaguars scored 28 points and placed seventh at the Class 3-A Region Four meet. Ali Terrell won the 100 meter dash.

Presentation: Hallie Gregory (800 meter run) and a 4x400 relay team were the only Toppers to win an event at the Class 3-A Region Four meet. Pres finished with 81 points and placed second at regionals.

Sacred Heart: The Valkyries Heart didn’t have a single athlete finish in the top three and placed 14th at the KHSAA Class 3-A state meet with 14.33 points.

Myia Smith was Sacred Heart’s top finisher. She tied North Hardin’s Rylee Windham for fourth place in the high jump at 5-00.00.

But the Valkyries did come in second place at the Class 3-A Region Four meet with 121 points, 23 points behind first place Assumption.

Smith (high jump), Ashley Harris (400 meter dash), Lillie Neltner (800 meter run), and Meghan Buechler (1,600 meter run) won individual regional titles for Sacred Heart.  


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