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Track teams run well at Walton

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County track teams should be well acquainted with the track at Walton-Verona. The teams competed in two events at the facility last week. The first came May 7 when they took part in the NCKC Meet and the second Saturday in the Class “A” Meet. In the May 7 NCKC meet, both the boys and the girls finished fourth in the overall team standings.

For the girls, Melina Bress finished second in the 100-meter dash. Kelsey Johnson finished eighth and Rachel Dauwe 10th in the 100-meter hurdles.

In the 1600-meter run, Amber Gover placed seventh. Evyn White placed second in the 200-meter dash.

In the 300-meter hurdles, it was Johnson finishing fifth and Haley DeCandia eighth.

Danielle Hoop ran well in the 400-meter dash finishing fourth while Gover placed 12th. Gover also placed eighth in the 800-meter run.

The 4x100-meter relay team finished first and the 4x200-meter team came in second. The 4x400-meter relay team placed sixth and the 4x800-meter team placed fourth.

In the field events, Autumn Gover came in 13th in the discus while DeCandia finished sixth in the high jump.

Johnson won the javelin while Autumn Gover finished eighth.

Johnson also finished sixth in the long jump. White placed seventh in the same event.

Autumn Gover finished 11th in the shot put.

For the boys, it was Cory Cannon and Tyler Williams finishing seventh and eighth in the 100-meter dash.

Clayton Cook finished fifth and Dylan Hearn seventh in the 110-meter hurdles.

In the 1600-meter run, Cody Downey placed 14th with teammate Jared Fitzgerald right behind in 15th.

Cannon finished 10th in the 200-meter dash while Ryan Marston came in 14th.

Cook placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with Hearn finishing in 10th place.

Hearn also finished 10th in the 400-meter dash while Justin Davis finished 12th.

The 4x100-meter relay team finished second and the 4x200-meter team came in seventh.

The 4x400-meter team finished eighth and the 4x800-meter team placed sixth.

The field events saw Keith Arutoff finish second in the discus while Josh Alford finished fifth.

July Taylor came in seventh in the high jump.

Billy Payton won the javelin with Williams coming in fifth.

Tyler Pruitt had a good showing in the long jump with a fourth-place finish with Fitzgerald finishing 18th.

Alford came in second in the shot put with Arutoff in fifth.

Pruitt finished eighth in the triple jump.

In the Class “A” meet Saturday, Johnson and Dauwe finished 12th and 13th in the 100-meter hurdles.

Bress finished fourth in the 100-meter dash while Danielle Ransdell came in 13th.

White and Bress finished fifth and seventh in the 200-meter dash while Johnson and DeCandia came in 10th and 13th in the 300-meter hurdles.

Gover finished 14th in the 3200-meter run. Hoop placed second in the 400-meter dash with teammate Dauwe coming in 14th. Hoop won the 800-meter run.

It was a fourth-place finish for the 4x100-meter relay team and second place for the 4x200-meter team.

The 4x400 and the 4x800-meter teams both placed sixth. DeCandia finished tenth in the high jump while Johnson and Shayla Lainhart finished seventh and 17th in the javelin. White finished eighth in the shot put.

In the boys’ meet, Cannon and Tyler Williams finished 13th and 18th in the 100-meter dash.

In the 110-meter hurdles, it was Cook and Marston finishing 10th and 16th. Williams finished 16th in the 200-meter dash while Cannon finished 17th.

Marston placed 12th in the 300-meter hurdles with Avery Gover coming in 15th. Davis and Avery Gover then finished 16th and 18th in the 400-meter dash. The 4x400-meter relay team finished seventh while the 4x100, 4x200 and the 4x800-meter relay teams each finished eighth.

In the field events, Arutoff and Alford finished third and fifth in the discus.

Taylor finished eighth in the high jump. In the javelin, it was Payton finishing first and Daniel Dauwe fourth.

Alford and Arutoff came in third and fourth in the shot put while Pruitt finished eighth in the triple jump.