The HCHS track team opened its outdoor season by competing in the Owensboro Spring Relays Saturday at OHS.
“We had several athletes who posted very strong performances that were personal or career bests,”HCHS coach Wes Meserve said. “We’re really lacking in field events because we don’t have many kids doing those yet, but I’m happy with the progress our running events have made.”
Alex Basham placed second in the boys shot put with a throw of 43–07.5 feet. Jameson Domerese was 15th at 25–03.5. Zane Biever of OHS won at 44–05.75. Basham’s throw ranks him third in the state so far.
Basham was fourth in the discus with a throw of 105–06 feet, while Domerese was 13th at 68 feet. Biever won with a toss of 130 feet.
Basham was eighth in the long jump with a leap of 14–09 feet. Devin Sealey of North Hardin won at 19–01. Emmitt Meserve placed 20th in the boys 1600 meters in 5:39. Griffin DeJarnette was 22nd in 5:41 and Noah Wheatley 30th in 8:21. Gabe Russell of North Hardin won in 4:42.
Eli Embry placed fifth in the boys 110 meter hurdles in 20.84. Collin Jones of Daviess County won in 16.14. Max DeJarnette was ninth in the 300 meter hurdles in 55.04. Vaveon Dobbins of North Hardin won in 43.64.
The Hancock B team placed fifth in the 4×100 relay in 47.24. Runners were Graham Shearn, Kyle Anderson, Ethan Pendleton and Chadyn Morris. The A team was ninth in 48.54. Runners were Hayden Shearn, Landen Garrison, Braydon Wathen and Ben Baker. North Hardin won in 42.84.
The Hancock A team set a new school record while running fourth in the 800 meter sprint medley in 1:43. Runners were Braydon Wathen, Landen Garrison, Ben Baker and Cooper Jones. The B team set a middle school record while placing eighth in 2:02. Tyce Boling, Kyle Anderson, Graham Shearn and Brady Eubanks ran for Hancock.
“Tyce ran an 11.1 split as the opening leg which places him among the best in our region and among middle schoolers in the state if he can replicate that in a regular 100m,” the coach said.
The HCHS A team placed fifth in the distance medley in 12:48. Emmitt Meserve, Cooper Jones, Henry Proctor and Hunter Stephens ran. The B team was ninth in 13:39. Max DeJarnette, Nathan DeJarnette, Landon Mooneyham and Griffin DeJarnette ran.
Hancock County placed fifth out of seven teams with 38 points. North Hardin won with 157.5 points.
The HCHS distance medley team set a school record while placing second out of seven teams with a time of 14:30. Runners were Lexus Ralph, Jayda Meserve, Sydney Weatherholt and Izzy Ross. Daviess County won in 13:43.
The sprint medley A team broke an HCHS record while placing third in 2:01.94. Runners were Tessa Walls, Nahomy Yanez, Izzy Ross and Lexus Ralph. The B team was eighth in 2:18. Names were not listed.
“Walls ran a split (12.1) that would rank her among the best in the state for the 100 meters if she did it in the regular event,” coach Meserve pointed out.
Layla DeJarnette placed 15th in the girls 1600 meter run in a time of 7:15. Juliana Nevitt was 16th in 7:29.
Hancock County placed sixth with 14 points. OHS won with 94 points.
By Steve Wimmer