The HCHS track teams competed in a six team meet at Apollo High School on April 12. The Hancock County girls placed third while the boys were fourth.
“We’ve had some very impressive races over the last week,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said. “There have been several PR’s. I’m very impressed with the progression of James Singleton in the discus, Alex Basham in the shot put and Lexus Ralph in the 200 and 400 meter dash.”
Izzy Ross won the girls 2000 meter steeplechase with a time of 8:58.
Cooper Jones won the boys 400 meters in 56.40. Nolan DeJarnette was sixth in one minute.
Tessa Walls won the girls 200 meter dash in 28.92 seconds. Lexus Ralph was third in 29.89 and Hannah Jackson 12th in 32.32.
Luke Pritchard won the discus event with a toss of 106–03 feet. James Singleton was seventh at 86–10, Aiden Embry ninth at 78 feet and Connor Szefi 14th at 65–05.
Carolina Jones was second in the 300 meter hurdles in 57.26 seconds. Mallary Bailey of Owensboro Catholic won in 54.63.
Alex Basham was third in the long jump with a leap of 17–02. Braydon Wathen eighth at 15–11 and Hayden Shearn 14th at 14–09. Bryce Durbin of McLean won at 19 feet.
Ben Baker placed third in the high jump with a height of 5–04 feet. Trevor Nolen of Muhlenberg won at 5–06.
Nolan DeJarnette was third in the boys steeplechase in 8:06. Damion Basham was sixth in 9:17 and Griffin DeJarnette ninth in 9:47. Apollo’s Thomas Ashby won in 6:24.
DeJarnette was fourth in the 1600 in 5:31. Damion Basham 12th in 6:22, Landon Mooneyham 14th in 6:41 and Griffin DeJarnette 16th in 6:48.
Ross was fourth in the 800 meters in 2:58. Lauren Proctor was 10th in 3:24 and Juliana Nevitt 12th in 3:30.
Pritchard placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 37–06 feet. Alex Basham was sixth at 36–02, Embry 10th at 32–09, Singleton 12th at 29–11 and Szefi 17th at 27–02. Bryce Tapp of Henderson won at 39–08.5.
Nevitt was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 11–09.75. Tichenor of Henderson won at 16–11.
Proctor was fifth in the 1600 meters in 7:41 and Nevitt sixth in 7:45. Mallory Wilson of Muhlenberg won in 6:05.
Baker was sixth in the boys 100 meters in 12.05 seconds. Alex Basham was 11th in 12.27, Hayden Shearn 20th in 12.83 and Braydon Wathen 21st in 12.88. Jaheim Williams of Henderson won in 11.19.
Baker was sixth in the 200 meters in 25.12. Jones was seventh in 25.19 and Shearn 11th in 26.20. Williams won in 22.90.
Story Conway was sixth in the girls discus with a throw of 72–07. Haden Wolfe won at 96–04. Conway was ninth in the shot put with a throw of 22–08.5 feet.
Walls was ninth in the 100 meter dash in 14.09 and Jackson 16th in 15.16. Analea Sanders of Apollo won in 12.74.
Henderson won the girls title with 154 points. Hancock was third with 58 points.
Henderson won the boys title with 123 points. Hancock was fourth at 54 points.
Hancock County competed in the Owensboro Invitational Saturday.
Lexus Ralph was fifth in the 400 meters in 1:08. Ralph was 11th in the 200 dash in 29.67.
Luke Pritchard was fifth in the discus with a throw of 102–04 feet. James Singleton was eighth at 94–04, Aiden Embry 15th at 79–03 and Connor Szefi 24th at 65 feet.
Alex Basham was sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 32–10.75, and Braydon Wathen was seventh at 31–04.75. Basham was 11th in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet. Wathen was 17th at 14–07.5.
Basham was seventh in the shot put at 35–02, Pritchard ninth at 34–08, Embry 10th at 33 feet, Singleton 18th at 28–08.
Ben Baker was ninth in the high jump with a height of five feet.
Allyson Voyles was 17th in the 1600 meters in 6:31, and Juliana Nevitt 25th in 7:46. Voyles was 19th in the 800 in 3:01.
Baker was 18th in the 200 meters in 25.75, and Hayden Shearn was 26th in 26.97.
Hannah Jackson was 24th in the 100 meters in 15.55. She was 27th in the 200 in 33.66.
Damion Basham was 24th in the 1600 in 5:53 and Griffin DeJarnette 25th in 5:59. Basham was 24th in the 800 in 2:38.
Shearn was 25th in the boys 100 meters in 13.15.
Hancock was seventh in the boys 4×100 relay in 48.98. Runners were Wathen, Shearn, Baker and Alex Basham.
Evansville North won both the boys and girls team titles. The HCHS boys placed eighth while the girls were 10th.
By Steve Wimmer