Archive for May, 2012
With record high temperatures and the track reaching over 100 degrees; several BGJHS track and field athletes break seven Bowling Green Jr. High School records while setting a new state meet record.
In the sprinting events, Blake Cleary set the stage early by placing 5th out of 44, in the boys 100m hurdles while setting a new school record of 15.35 (see the video). Blake came back a few races later to finish in 3rd place in the boys 300m hurdles while setting a new school record in that event as well. Blake narrowly missed a medal by placing 9th in the boys high jump with a height of 5-2. He was also 14th in the boys long jump, with a distance of 16-00.
Robbie Lofton had a huge day himself. Robbie became the State Champion in the boys triple jump, 39-5.5, while setting g a new BGJHS record. Robbie also brought home the hardware in the boys 400m placing 6th with a time of 55.26. Robbie was not done there either he brought home a medal with an 8th place finish is the boys 200m. Robbie also ran the anchor leg of the record breaking 1600m relay team that ran a new best time of 3:56.88, which consisted of Jamale Carothers, Trajon Hall, AJ Hampton, and Lofton.
Jasmine Varner had a big day on the girls side. She placed 10th in the girls 200m with a time of 28.51 setting a new BGJHS record. Did I mention that Jasmine is only a 6th grader? She was not done there, Jasmine also ran a leg on the girls 400m relay team of Tyria Smart, Camille Smart, Jasmine Varner, and Rose Mary Jackson that finished in 6th place out of 51 other teams. Rose Mary Jackson also placed 23rd of 64, in the girls 400m with a time of 1:07.80. Camille Smart placed 21st out of 45 other athletes, in the girls 100m hurdles she was also 22nd out of 41 other girls in the 300m hurdles. The boys 3200m relay of Jack Atkerson, Chris Grinstead, AJ McAllister, and Michaels Spencer finish a strong race by placing in 25th. Tyria Smart was 27th out of 71, in the girls 100m. Jamale Carothers placed 34th of 69 in the boys 100m.
In the distance events, BGJHS came home with two state champions and a state runner-up. On the boys side Trajon Hall not only won the boys 800m setting a new Bowling Green Jr. High school record, but he broke the old KTCCCA Middle School state meet record with a new time of 2:05.89! To put this is perspective Trajon broke the old meet record of 2:06.22 set by Tretez Kinniard. For those that don’t know who Tretez is, he is the young man who broke the Kentucky Class 3A High School state meet record this year as a Junior with a time of 1:49.96. Still not impressed? Well Kinniard is also on the Junior Olympic team which he qualified for as a sophomore. In other BGJHS events was Jack Atkerson who ran a very impressive race in the boys 1600m, where he finished 20th out of a field of 62 other boys while running 5:36.14. Great job Jack!
On the girls side Brittney Hansen came into the meet as the #1 seed and returning State Champion in the girls 1600m. She was very nervous and the heat was not helping the situation. However, with the experience of Brittney running up with the High School kids she did not disappoint herself. She led the entire race from start to finish. Although her time 5:27.96 was not where she would have liked it she was excited to defend her title and to go back-to-back as a state champion, something that has never been done at the KTCCCA state meet. Not to be out done, Madisyn Peeples came in as the #1 seed in the girls 3200. However, the 3200m was ran at the hottest time of the day. The track was a scorcher! Madisyn only a 7th grader (okay 8th technically since school just got out for the summer) looked like a season veteran. Started the race very strong only to take the lead a few laps later. The race came down to the wire and Madisyn narrowly missed her first state title by finishing as state runner-up. Madisyn ran a very tough race in extreme temperatures. I predict big things for this young lady. Chloe Games receives my most determined award. Knowing her parents I can see where she gets that from. At the start of the girls 800m, Chloe was pushed to the ground by a group of girls all fighting for the same position. I was horrified and thought that the race should have been called back for an unfair start. However, to my amazement I see Chloe get up and get herself right back into the race. She passed several other runners and finished very strong 36th out of 68. Great run Chloe and way to finish strong.
Last but definitely not least. The field events faced a lot of tough competition. One of the boys from another school is ranked in the top two in the nation and almost threw the discuss out of the stadium. Tyler Hughes was 15th in the boys discuss with a throw of 94-7. Tyler was not done there he placed 26th in the boys javelin throw with a distance of 72-7. He was also 40th with a throw of 28-1, in the shot put an event he is not to familiar with, but that did not scare him. Great job.
Rose Mary Jackson was 24th in the girls high jump with a leap of 4-0. Katrina Hanson also had a busy day on the field. She was 20th in the girls discuss with a throw of 64-08. Katrina was also 20th in the girls shot put with a throw of 29-00. Katrina finished up the day with a 23rd place finish in the girls javelin throw, with a distance of 41-05. Awesome job.
After all the sweat and tears the Bowling Green Jr. High School team showed what we are made of. The boys came in 4th over all and the girls were 10th out of 113 schools. Congratulations to all of you, performing at the level you all did was not easy especially in the extreme heat conditions. Go Purples!
To see all the results from the 2012 KTCCCA Middle School State Track Meet
Sixteen Purples invaded 2012 KHSAA CLASS 3A STATE TRACK MEET hosted at the University of Louisville. After all the dust had settled, the Lady Purples came out with a 13th place finish and broke three (3) Bowling Green High School records in the process.
The day started off with the girls 3200 relay taking the track. The team which consisted of Van Games, Ciara Scott, Brittney Hansen, and Lauren Wheeler put in an awesome and exciting effort, with Lauren Wheeler in a full out sprint down the back stretch to the finish. The result was a 3rd place finish, only losing the state runner-up position by less than one second, while setting a NEW BGHS school record with a time of 9:40.00 breaking the old mark by the same girls in 2011, by over a five seconds. The performance met the National Elite Silver Standard! A great race by all four girls. Awesome job!
Next up was Paige Hiltner and the 100m hurdles. Paige was coming off breaking her own school record at last weeks Region 2 track meet. In typical Paige fashion you guessed it. She broke her own school record by running a 17.01! We are not done there, on the field we had Chyna Clement also with a National Elite Silver Standard performance in the shot put and bringing home a well deserved 3rd place finish. Trevor Prieskorn working her magic on the Pole Vault earning herself to a 4th place finish while breaking her own school record with a new height of 9-6!
We had several Purples place in the Top-8 in their events (the Top-8 in each event earns a medal at state). Congratulations to the following:
Girls’ 4×800 meter relay (Van Games, Ciara Scott, Brittney Hansen, and Lauren Wheeler), Bowling Green (3rd), 9:40.00 (* BGHS School Record)
Girls’ shot put, Chyna Clement, BG (3rd), 37-1.5
Girl’s Pole Vault, Trevor Prieskorn, BG (4th), 9-6 (* BGHS School Record)
Girls’ 800 run, Lauren Wheeler, BG (5th), 2:21.72
Girls’ 1600 run, Brittney Hansen, BG (6th), 5:18.35
Girls’ 3200 run, Ciara Scott, BG (9th), 11:42.28
Girls’ 1600 run, Sarah-Emily Woodward, BG (10th), 5:28.07
Girls’ shot put, Melissa Escotto, BG (11rd), 32-00.75
Girls’ 100m Hurdles, Paige Hiltner, BG (15th), 17.01 (* BGHS School Record)
Girls’ High Jump, Shelby England, BG (17th), 4-08
Girls’ 4×400 meter relay (Morgan Smith, Brittney Hansen, Sarah-Emily Woodward, and Lauren Wheeler), Bowling Green (18th), 4:18.13
Boys’ 110m Hurdles, Darian Jackson, BG (9th), 15.69
Boys’ 300m Hurdles, Darian Jackson, BG (10th), 41.64
Boys’ Triple Jump, Tarelle Coleman, BG (10th), 41-07.50
Boys’ 1600 run, Kyle Johnson, BG (19th), 4:43.08
Boys’ 4×100 meter relay (Tarelle Coleman, Danny Dewalt, Darian Jackson, and Roshard Shannon), Bowling Green (17th), 44.69
Boys’ Long Jump, Danny Dewalt, BG (24th), 15-11.50
For complete 2012 KHSAA CLASS 3A STATE TRACK MEET RESULTS CLICK HERE
Bowling Green eighth-grader Brittney Hansen was named Bowling Green Daily News Athlete of the Week by making her presence felt throughout last week’s Class 3A, Region 2 track and field meet.
Hansen, who’s also a cross-country standout for BG, defended her title in the girls’ 1,600-meter run at North Hardin High School and was part of the Lady Purples’ winning 4×800 relay team, which also won for the second year in a row.
“I feel like the track season has gone really well for me,” Hansen said. “I’ve been progressing every week, and I’ve been running really well lately. That’s all due to coach (Matt) Hamilton and the team as a whole.”
Hansen won the 1,600 with a time of 5:21.39. She was also on the 4×400 relay team that finished second.
The Lady Purples finished second as a team for the third straight season, scoring 126 points behind North Hardin’s 182.
Hansen and BG return to action Friday at the Class 3A state meet in Louisville.
“I feel like I’m helping out and putting myself in a good position, too,” Hansen said. “I’m so glad to be a part of this awesome team.”
— Zach Greenwell
Thursday, May 17, the Boys and Girls Track Teams hosted a Tri Meet at Bowling Green High School. Both teams placed first overall and many athletes ran their best times of the season.
In the Girls 100 meter dash Jasmine Varner finished second, Tyria Smart, 3rd;
Girls 200 meter dash—Rose Mary Jackson finished first, Jasmine Varner, 2nd;
Girls 400 meter dash—Rose Mary Jackson finished 2nd, Jasmine Varner, 3rd;
In the Girls 800 meter run—Chloe Games placed 2nd, Hannah Bain-Selbo, 3rd;
Girls 1600 meter run—Madisyn Peebles finished first, Hannah Bain-Selbo 2nd;
In the Girls hurdles Camille Smart placed 1st in both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles;
Rose Mary Jackson placed first in the girls high jump;
Katrina Hanson placed 2nd, and To’Nia Beavers placed third in both the shot put and Discus;
The 4×800 meter relay team of Madisyn Peeples, Sofía Alemán, Hannah Bain-Selbo and Chloe Games placed first.
And the 4×100 meter relay team of Tyria Smart, Jasmine Varner, Camille Smart and Rose Mary Jackson placed first with a time of 54.77, breaking the school record.
Great job, ladies!
In the boys 100 meter dash Jamale Carothers finished first;
Boys 200 meter dash—Tristen Murray finished 1st, Jamale Carothers second;
Boys 400 meter dash—Robbie Lofton finished 1st, Tristen Murray, 2nd;
Boys’ 800-meter dash—Trajon Hall placed 1st, Jack Atkerson 2nd;
Boys 1600-meter run, -Jack Atkerson 4th and Trajon Hall finished first with a time of 4:50, breaking the school record;
Boys 300 meter hurdles, Blake Cleary finished first, John Michael McCoy 3rd;
The 4×800 relay team of AJ McAllister, Chris Grinstead, Michael Spencer and Jack Atkerson finished first;
Boys shot put—Tyler Hughes placed 5th;Tyler also placed 3rd in the boys discus throw;
Blake Cleary got first in the long jump;
And for the boys high jump Tristen Murray placed first, Blake Cleary 2nd.
In the 100 meter hurdles, John Michael McCoy placed 3rd and Blake Cleary finished first with a time of 15.67, breaking the school record;
And also breaking a school record was Robbie Lofton with a triple jump of 35’ 3.5’’that won first place.
Awesome job to all athletes who participated in the meet and good luck to those who will be participating in the Middle School State Championship Meet this Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Lexington!
Lauren Wheeler and Ciara Scott nearly broke a 14 year old BGHS school record in the One Mile run with a time of 5:09.13 placing 5th and Ciara Scott who finished in 6th with a time of 5:10.08 in the Kentucky Dream Mile. Lauren and Ciara were chasing a record which is currently held by Cara Nichols, since 1998 with a time of 5:05.65. Great run to the both of you girls. To see the results of the 2012 Kentucky Dream Mile Results click here.
* I would like to apologize to Cara Nichols, Lauren Wheeler and Ciara Scott. The source of the records was clearly wrong as it was pointed out to me today. KYTRACKXC.com (BG Records) has Lauren, listed as the record holder. Cara Nichols ran 5:05.65 on 6/19/98 at the National Scholastic Outdoors Meet. Not sure why KYTRACKXC.com does not reflect this achievement.