Owen track season wraps up in Louisville

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Rebel relay team set new school record

By Brian Blair

Owen County High School Track and Field Coach Jerry Doolin talked all season about what a good group of kids he had on the track team. He spoke about their hard work and dedication and on Saturday in Louisville both of those qualities paid off.

Several members of the Owen County track team headed to Louisville over the weekend to take part in the Kentucky State Track Meet.

The highest finish was turned in by Keith Arutoff, who finished third in the discus. His best throw of 136 feet 3 inches was good enough for a school record.

Josh Alford also participated in the discus and finished 13th.

Danielle Hoop took part in a pair of events and performed well in both. Hoop finished sixth in the 800-meter run and seventh in the 400-meter sash. Both of her times set new school records. The sophomore’s third-place finish in the 400-meter dash was an improvement over last season when she finished eighth in the same event.

Other individual performances included Evyn White finishing 17th in the 200-meter dash.

Alford placed 16th in the shot put while Haley DeCandia competed in the high jump.

The girls’ 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams finished 13th and eighth.

The 4x100-meter team set a new school record with a time of 53.53 seconds.