Track season underway as Marshall County hosts All-Comers meet

Dax Park hands the baton off to Robert Blankenship in the 4 x 800 meter relay in which they took first.
Dax Park hands the baton off to Robert Blankenship in the 4 x 800 meter relay in which they took first.

DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County opened the track season with an All-Comers meet at home Thursday. Coach Cory Westerfield heads up the girl’s team and Coach Jared Rosa is at the helm of the boy’s team.

The team is coming off a very successful 2014 season where 20 Marshall track athletes qualified for the state meet, many of whom are back to make another run this season including Skylar VanMeter who finished second at state in the high jump, Michaela Manley took fourth in state in the high jump and Stephanie Russell placed seventh and 11th in the 300 and 100 meter hurdles.

Also coming back from last year’s state team are sprinters Sydney Goff, Kara Kelley, Lexie Myers and Nathan Solomon.
The boy’s 4 x 800 relay team that placed 20th in the state meet, is still intact with Robert Blankenship, Jacob Carnine, Collin Gunn and Dax Parker.
Casey Gregory, who placed 19th in the state pole vault, is also back to improve on last year’s results.

Recording first place finishes in Thursday’s All-Comers meet were Stephanie Russell in the 100 meter hurdles followed closely by Brandy Bass in second.
Michaela Manley took first in the high jump with five feet with teammates Kaylie Riley and Paige Henson taking second and third.

Jacob Carnine crossed in first in the 800 meters and Collin Gunn took first in the 1600 meters.
Jack Brown and Tyler Hega went one-two in the boy’s 100 meter high hurdles, an event the Marshals haven’t had a presence in the past couple of years.

The Marshal A 4 x 800 relay team of Carnine, Gunn, Parker and Blankenship took first, setting themselves up for another successful team relay season.
In field events Dre Reed took first in the high jump, Casey Gregory placed first in the pole vault and Justin Robinson was first in the long jump.

The meet was not scored according to team results, but a good event for coaches to collect times on their athletes, according to Coach Westerfield.
The team will compete at Murray High on Tuesday starting at 5:00.
Results below of the first place finisher in each event and Marshall top10 finishes.

Event Place  Athlete  School Result 
100 meters  1st Ann Taylor Murray 13.30
4th Sydney MCHS 13.80
4th Kara Kelley MCHS 13.80
7th Michaela Rogers MCHS 14.00
200 meters 1st Ann Taylor Murray 28.10
2nd Sydney Goff MCHS 28.50
4th Kara Kelley MCHS 28.70
5th Michaela Rogers MCHS 29.20
5th Lexie Myers MCHS 29.20
10th Gloria Freeman MCHS 29.70
400 meters  1st Grace Campbell Murray 1:05.20
2nd Stephanie Russell MCHS 1:06.50
8th Jazmine Rozycke MCHS 1:10.20
10th Audrey Grizzard MCHS 1:10.70
800 meters  1st Kyla Kidd McCracken 2:58.30
  3rd Jordyn Ray MCHS 3:01.20
  5th Bailey Sandlin MCHS 3:02.90
  7th Elizabeth Cavanah MCHS 3:53.80
1600 meters 
  1st Ashley Zimmerman McCracken 5:41.80
  4th Spring Dolbee MCHS 6:15.50
100 hurdles  1st Stephanie Russell MCHS 17.20
  2nd Brandy Bass MCHS 18.10
  5th Kaylie Riley MCHS 20.30
4 x 800  1st McCracken A McCracken 11:11.50
3rd Marshall A MCHS 11:17.90
6th Marshall B MCHS 12:19.00
High Jump 1st Michaela Manley MCHS 5′
  2nd Kaylie Riley MCHS 4’4″
  3rd Paige Henson MCHS 4′
Long Jump 1st Grace Campbell Murray 15’9″
  3rd Brandy Bass MCHS 14’3″
Shot Put 1st Sarah McDowell Murray 31’10”
Discus 1st Sarah McDowell Murray 100’8″
100 meters 1st Joey Marshall Graves 11.20
  5th Nathan Solomon MCHS 11.90
200 meters  1st Joe Holman Fulton Co. 24.20
7th Tieler Hamlet MCHS 25.06
8th Justin Robinson MCHS 25.10
400 meters  1st Dre Bledsoe Ballard 52.50
  2nd Austin Shackleford MCHS 53.00
  5th Robert  Blankenship MCHS 53.50
800 meters  1st Jacob Carnine MCHS 2:13.60
  3rd Jackson Reed MCHS 2:24.30
  9th Eli English MCHS 2:27.10
1600 meters  1st Collin Gunn MCHS 4:55.80
  9th Joseph Reed MCHS 5:21.60
100 hurdles  1st Jack Brown MCHS 17.80
  2nd Tyler Hega MCHS 18.10
4 x 800 1st Marshall A MCHS 8:55.60
2nd Marshall B MCHS 9:27.30
10th Marshall C MCHS 10:29.50
High Jump 1st Dre Reed MCHS 5’8″
  3rd Tyler Hega MCHS 5’6″
  4th Tanner Clough MCHS 5’4″
Pole Vault 1st Casey Gregory MCHS 11′
Long Jump  1st Justin Robinson MCHS 18’7″
  8th Caleb Ferguson MCHS 17’1″
Shot Put  1st De’vharius Jones McCracken 44’2″
  10th Cameron Miller MCHS 33’5.5″
Discus  1st Sam Barrett McCracken 124’8″
10th Cameron Miller MCHS 85’5″