The HCHS track & field teams competed in a quad-meet at Muhlenberg County Monday. Both Hancock County’s girls and boys teams placed second.
“We had a very good meet. All of our throwers had personal bests as well as many of our runners,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said. “We are just three weeks away from region and we are peaking at the right time.”
Tessa Walls won the girls 100 meter dash with a time of 13.94. Hannah Jackson was fifth in 15.29.
“Tessa has been very impressive as a 7th grader winning the 100 meters in varsity meets,” Hawkins pointed out.
Story Conway won the girls discus throw with a distance of 84–05. Brianna Mooneyham was sixth in 61–05.
Izzy Ross won the girls 800 meter run with a time of 2:40. Aly Voyles fourth in 2:50 and Juliana Nevitt seventh in 3:25.
“Izzy qualified for middle school state with her win in this varsity meet,” the coach said.
Voyles won the girls 1600 meter run with a time of 6:04. Nevitt was fourth in 7:54.
Nolan DeJarnette won the boys 3200 meters in 11:23.
Lexus Ralph won the girls 400 meters in 1:06, and Sydney Weatherholt was fourth in 1:14.
Ben Baker placed second in the boys 100 meters in 11.90 seconds. Braydon Wathen was seventh in 12.60 and Matthew Carroll ninth in 12.67. Lovan Brayden of Muhlenberg won in 11.61.
“I was impressed with Ben breaking 12 seconds for the first time,” Hawkins said.
Cooper Jones ran second in the 400 meter dash in 54.49 seconds. Nolan DeJarnette was sixth in 59.53, and Noah Henson seventh in 59.79. Carson Groves of MCHS won in 49.62.
Nevitt was second in the triple jump with a leap of 10–10 feet.
James Singleton placed second in the boys discus with a throw of 98 feet. Aiden Embry was third at 83–07, Connor Szefi was sixth at 68–02, and Lawson Ward ninth at 63–05. Cody Hearld of MCHS won at 108–04.
Alex Basham was second in the shot put with a throw of 35–08. Embry was third at 32–11, Singleton fifth at 32–04, Szefi seventh at 27–09.5, and Ward eighth at 27–03.5. Hearld won at 39–03.
Walls was third in the girls 200 meter dash in 29.44. Jackson was eighth in 32.43, and Rudd ninth in 32.45. Kathy Lucas-Gomez won in 27.92.
Conway was third in the shot put at 24–06.5 feet, with Mooneyham eighth at 18–08.
Wathen was third in the triple jump at 31–11.
Basham was fourth in the boys long jump with a distance of 17–01 feet. Wathen was fifth at 15–09, and Jay Mooneyham eighth at 14–01.
Jones was fourth in the 200 meter dash in 24.53. Baker was sixth in 24.98, and Carroll 11th in 26.37. Josh Morris of Butler County won in 22.62.
Eli Embry was fifth in the 300 meter hurdles in 54.67. Landon Binion of Butler County won in 40.79.
Landon Mooneyham was seventh in the boys 800 meters with a time of 2:44. Grant Mefford of MCHS won in 2:09. Mooneyham was fifth in the 1600 meter run in 6:26.
Muhlenberg won the girls title with 138 points, with Hancock second at 118.
Muhlenberg won the boys title with 188 points. Hancock was second with 130. Butler and McLean county schools competed.
By Steve Wimmer