The HCHS track & field teams competed in a six team meet at Meade County on April 19. It was the inaugural meet for the school’s new track. Alex Basham led the boys team by winning two events and placing second in another.
“We had some really good performances at Meade. I am very proud of all our athletes and for the time and effort they are putting in to improve,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said.
Alex Basham took first place in the long jump with a leap of 16–07 feet. Braydon Wathen was 15th at 13–09, and Jay Mooneyham 18th at 11–08.
Basham won the shot put event with a throw of 36–02.5 feet. Luke Pritchard was second at 36–01, Aiden Embry ninth at 31–08, James Singleton 16th at 27–11.5, and Connor Szefi 20th at 25–03.5.
Basham was second in the triple jump with a distance of 34–04.5 feet. Wathen was sixth at 30–07, and Mooneyham seventh at 29–06.
Pritchard was third in the discus with a throw of 102 feet. Singleton was seventh at 93–00, Embry 16th at 66–00 and Szefi 19th at 62–06.
Cooper Jones ran fourth in the 400 meters in 55.17 seconds, and Nolan DeJarnette was seventh in 58.38. Terry Brooks of Central Hardin won in 53.12.
The HCHS 4×800 meter relay team placed third with a time of 9:32. Nolan DeJarnette, Griffin DeJarnette, Hunter Stephens and Noah Henson missed out of second place (Breck County) by .3 seconds. Meade County won in 9:03.
Ben Baker was seventh in the 100 meter dash in 12.24 seconds. Braydon Wathen was 22nd in 12.9, and Matthew Carroll 28th in 13.28. Makyah Green of Elizabethtown won in 11.94.
DeJarnette was eighth in the 800 meters in 2:24, and Noah Henson was ninth in 2:25. Houston Brooks of Grayson won in 2:08.
Hunter Stephens ran 20th in the 1600 meters in 5:34. Damion Basham was 22nd in 5:35, and Griffin DeJarnette 29th in 5:41. Mikie Carnell of Meade won in 4:33.
Eli Embry was ninth in the 300 hurdles in 55.81, and Max DeJarnette was 10th in 57.41. Charles Tompkins of Elizabethtown won in 43.8.
Jay Mooneyham was 31st in the 200 meters in 28.94. Carter Robinson of Central Hardin won in 23.66.
The HCHS 4×100 relay team was ninth in 50.12. Wathen, Carroll, Baker and Alex Basham ran.
The 4×200 team was seventh in 1:54. Mooneyham, Carroll, Hayden Shearn and Jones ran.
The 4×400 relay team was seventh in 4:11. Nolan DeJarnette, Max DeJarnette, Henson and Jones ran.
Central Hardin won the boys title with 167 points. HCHS was fifth with 79 points.
Story Conway won first place in the discus event with a throw of 78–05 feet. Conway placed fourth in the shot put with a toss of 22–06.75. Raylee Shepherd of Grayson County won at 25–11.5.
“Story works at home on her discus and it’s really paying off,” Hawkins said. “She is currently ranked third in our region.”
Aly Voyles placed fourth in the 1600 meters in 6:05 minutes, and Juliana Nevitt was 13th in 7:28. Riley Raifsnider of Central Hardin won in 5:54.
Tessa Walls placed fifth in the 100 meter dash in a time of 14.19 seconds, and Hannah Jackson was 29th in 15.81. Isabel Grimes of Breck County won in 13.41.
Lexus Ralph was seventh in the 200 meters in 29.34, and Jackson was 29th in 33.32. Grimes won in 27.24.
Izzy Ross was ninth in the 400 meters in 1:10, and Jayda Meserve was 12th in 1:12. Grimes won in 1:01.
Ross was seventh in the 800 meters in 2:51. Voyles was eighth in 2:52, and Nevitt 26th in 3:22. Trinity Spink of Meade won in 2:37.
Hancock’s 4×100 meter relay team placed fourth in 59.26 seconds. Runners were Carolina Jones, Jackson, Walls and Ross.
The 4×200 relay team also placed fourth. Their time was 2:02. Meserve, Jackson, Ralph and Walls ran for HCHS.
The HCHS 4×400 relay team was again fourth. Jones, Ralph, Ross and Voyles ran a time of 4:42.
Nevitt was 13th in the long jump with a leap of 11–06.5 feet. Natalie Henning of Breck won at 15–11.
Elizabethtown on the girls title with 159 points. HCHS was sixth with 47 points.
A small group of HCHS athletes travled to Calhoun for a meet at McLean County High on Saturday.
“We took very few because of prom and other commitments, but I am very proud of those athletes who went,” coach Hawkins said. “It was nice for several of ours to get their first wins.”
Ben Baker won the 100 meter dash in 11.6 seconds. Alex Basham was second in 11.7, Jay Mooneyham was seventh in 13.9 and Eli Embry ninth in 15.7.
Damion Basham won the 1600 meters in 5:46. Landon Mooneyham was fifth in 6:45.
“Damion ran a smart race,” the coach said.
Juliana Nevitt won the girls 1600 running unopposed in 7:47.
Izzy Ross won the girls 400 meters in 1:12. Ross was second in the 200 meter dash in 31.1.
Noah Henson won the boys 400 in 1:01. Henson was third in the 800 in 2:58.
Aiden Embry won the discus with a throw of 67 feet. Connor Szefi was second at 64–02.
Alex Basham won the shot put at 35–09. Embry was second at 32–05, and Szefi third at 27–02.
Baker was second in the boys 200 meters in 25.3.
Ross and Addy McCaslin placed 1-2 in the high jump. Ross cleared the bar at four feet, while McCaslin jumped 3–10.
Baker won the boys high jump at five feet. Embry was third at 4–04.
McCaslin was second in the girls long jump at 11–03, and Nevitt was second at 10–07.
Alex Basham was second in the triple jump at 30 feet, and Mooneyham was third at 27–10. Basham was third in the long jump at 15–01. Mooneyham was eighth at 12–01.5.
By Steve Wimmer