Good evening parents, if you were unable to make it to the parent meeting last week, please have your child pick up a parent packet from Coach Hamilton, or you can download it by clicking the link http://purplestriders.com/forms/13_track_parent_packet.pdf. There are a few important forms in the packet to fill out and return. Next Monday, March 18th, will be the deadline to order sweatsuits and/or bags. Also please remember to have your child soliciting sponsors for our fund raiser t-shirts. Our own, Ben Peterson, is working on his Eagel Scout project, and he needs our help. I will be forwarding an email with more info.
Thank you for reading all my ramblings,
BGJHS Girls team records
|100 Meter Hurdles||17.74h||Paige Hiltner||2011-04-28||Greenwood MS Meet|
|100 Meter Dash||13.02||Katie Cohron||2008-04-19||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|1500 Meter Run||5:22.89||Brittney Hansen||2012-03-03||Mason Dixon Games|
|1600 Meter Run||5:18.35||Brittney Hansen** (Back-to-Back State Titles)||2012-05-19||Kentucky State Meet|
|2000 Meter Run||7:23.00||Madisyn Peeples||2010-09-25||Gatorland Run|
|200 Meter Hurdles||33.65||Lici Kanan||2010-04-17||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|200 Meter Dash||28.09h||Jasmine Varner||2013-04-09||Warren East HS All-comers|
|3000 Meter Run||10:58.79||Van Games||2009-10-13||Logan County All-Comers|
|300 Meter Hurdles||51.86||Rachel Smith||2010-05-22||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|3200 Meter Run||11:48.21||Madisyn Peeples||2012-04-21||Warren East Raider Run|
|4000 Meter Run||15:03.97||Madisyn Peeples*||2012-10-27||KTCCCA Meet of Champions|
|400 Meter Dash||1:06.24h||Brittney Hansen||2011-03-22||South Warren MS Meet|
|4×100 Meter Relay||54.77h||Tyria Smart, Jasmine Varner, Camille Smart, Rose Mary Jackson||2012-05-17||Bowling Green Tri-Meet|
|4×200 Meter Relay||1:59.56||Relay Team||2011-05-10||Bowling Green City-County Meet|
|4×400 Meter Relay||4:39.94||Relay Team||2010-04-17||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|4×800 Meter Relay||11:08.87||Relay Team||2010-04-17||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|5000 Meter Run||19:34.79||Brittney Hansen||2011-10-01||Greater Louisville Classic|
|800 Meter Run||2:27.79||Brittney Hansen||2011-04-29||Bowling Green Invitational|
|Discus||79-6.5||Savannah Hanson||2011-05-10||Bowling Green City-County|
|High Jump||4-8||Shelby England||2009-04-21||Bowling Green MS City-County Meet|
|Javelin||77-9||Savannah Hanson*||2011-05-14||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|Long Jump||14-3||Carlie Hardin||2011-04-14||Warren East MS Meet|
|One Mile Run||5:19.81||Madisyn Peeples**||2013-03-08||New Balance Indoor Nationals|
|Shot Put||32-10||Savannah Hanson||2011-05-07||Sky Conference|
|Triple Jump||24-10||Carlie Hardin||2011-05-14||KTCCCA Middle School State Championshi|
|Pole Vault||8-0||Trevor Prieskorn||2010-05-29||Region 2 Class 3A|
|* KTCCCA Middle School State Champion.
** New Balance Nationals Indoor Runner-Up
BGJHS Boys team records
|100 Meter Hurdles||15.35||Blake Cleary||2012-05-26||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|100 Meter Dash||11.64h||Adam Wood||2009-04-21||Bowling Green MS City-County Meet|
|110 Meter Hurdles||18.95||Scott Jones||2009-04-18||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|1600 Meter Run||4:50.43||Trajon Hall||2012-05-17||Bowling Green Tri-Meet|
|2000 Meter Run||7:19.80||Joe Howard||2010-09-14||Barren County All-Comers|
|200 Meter Hurdles||31.91||Scott Jones||2009-04-18||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|200 Meter Dash||24.36||Danny Dewalt||2010-04-17||Great Gator MS Invitational|
|3000 Meter Run||10:43.30||Kyle Johnson||2009-10-13||Logan County All-Comers|
|300 Meter Hurdles||44.92||Blake Cleary||2012-05-26||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|3200 Meter Run||11:19.92||Kyle Johnson||2011-05-14||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|4000 Meter Run||14:12.94||Trajon Hall||2011-10-29||KTCCCA Meet of Champions|
|400 Meter Dash||54.1h||Robbie Lofton||2012-05-05||North Hardin Derby Classic|
|4×100 Meter Relay||52.24h||Jamale Carothers, Tristen Murray, Robbie Lofton, Cody Boyd||2012-03-27||BGJHS All Comers|
|4×200 Meter Relay||1:44.32||Tristen Murray, Jamale Carothers, Kiyahn Boards, Robbie Lofton||2012-04-03||Warren East All-Comers|
|4×400 Meter Relay||3:56.88||Jamale Carothers, Trajon Hall, AJ Hampton, Robbie Lofton||2012-05-26||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|4×800 Meter Relay||10:00.42||Relay Team||2011-05-10||Bowling Green City-County Meet|
|5000 Meter Run||18:46.79||Trajon Hall||2011-10-01||Greater Louisville Classic|
|800 Meter Run||2:05.89||Trajon Hall* (State Meet Record)||2012-05-26||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
|Discus||133-10||Tyler Jopes||2010-05-04||Warren East Middle School Meet|
|High Jump||5-10||Danny Dewalt||2010-04-29||Bowling Green Middle School Meet|
|Javelin||123-10||Danny Dewalt||2010-04-20||Warren MS City-County|
|Long Jump||19-09.75||Danny Dewalt||2010-06-05||Kentucky State Track Meet|
|One Mile Run||5:44.32||Seth Halcomb||2008-05-03||Great Gator Invitational|
|Shot Put||42-1||Tyler Jopes||2010-05-04||Warren East Middle School Meet|
|Triple Jump||39-5.5||Robbie Lofton*||2012-05-26||KTCCCA Middle School State Championship|
* KTCCCA Middle School State Champion.
Congratulations to the following Bowling green Junior High Track & Field athletes for making the 2012 Area 2 Middle School Team:
Brittney Hansen, Bowling Green 5:27 1600M
Bowling Green 55.26 4×100 (Tyria Smart, Camille Smart, Jasmine Varner, Rose Mary Jackson)
Camille Smart, Bowling Green 57.17 300 Hurdles
Jasmine Varner, Bowling Green 28.51 200M
Madisyn Peeples, Bowling Green 12:00.24 3200M
Katrina Hanson, Bowling Green 29’0” Shot Put
Katrina Hanson, Bowling Green 64’8” Discus
Katrina Hanson, Bowling Green 41’5” Javelin
**Congratulations to Coach Flemister for being named Area 2 Girls Coach of the Year!
Blake Cleary, Bowling Green 15.35 100 Hurdles
Robbie Lofton, Bowling Green 55.26 400m
Blake Cleary, Bowling Green 44.92 300 Hurdles
Trajon Hall, Bowling Green 2:05.89 800m
Robbie Lofton, Bowling Green 24.70 200m
Bowling Green 3:56.88 4×400 (Trajon Hall, Robbie Lofton, AJ Hampton, Jamale Carothers)
Robbie Lofton, Bowling Green 39’5” Triple Jump
Blake Cleary, Bowling Green 5’2” High Jump
Click here to see the full list of the Area2 Team: http://purplestriders.com/forms/12_area2_ms_track.doc
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
Over the weekend, the BGJHS boys and girls Track and Field Teams participated in the North Hardin Derby Classic, both placing second overall!
For the girls:
In the girls’ 100 meter hurdles Camille Smart finished first;
Girls’ 100 meter dash—Tyria Smart finished 2nd, Jasmine Varner finished 3rd;
1600 meter run—Hannah Bain-Selbo placed 5th;
400 meter dash—Jasmine Varner placed 6th;
In the girls’ 300 meter hurdles Camille Smart placed second;
Girls’ 800 meter run—Chloe Games finished 1st;
Madisyn Peeples finished 1st in the 3200 meter run, breaking a school record in the 3200;
Rose Mary Jackson placed 1st in the high jump;
Katrina Hanson placed 3rd in the Girls Discus AND placed 3rd in the girls’ shot put;
The 4×800 meter relay team of Sofía Alemán, Hannah Bain-Selbo, Chloe Games and Madisyn Peeples placed 3rd;
Girls’ 200 meter dash— Rose Mary Jackson placed 4th ; and Jasmine Varner placed 1st with a time of 28.7, breaking a school record in the 200;
And the 4×100 relay team of Tyria Smart, Jasmine Varner, Camille Smart and Rose Mary Jackson finished first with a time of 55.8, breaking the school record.
For the boys:
In the boys’ 100 meter dash—Jamale Carothers placed 6th;
1600 meter run—Jack Atkerson placed 3rd, Michael Spencer finished 6th;
Boys’ 800 meter run—Jack Atkerson placed 5th;
Boys’ 200 meter dash—Tristen Murray finished 2nd, Robbie Lofton finished 4th;
Blake Cleary placed first in the High jump and placed first in the long jump;
The 4×800 relay team of AJ Hampton, Jack Atkerson, Michael Spencer and Chris Grinstead placed 4th; The 4×200 relay team of AJ Hampton, Tristen Murray, Jhamir White and Robbie Lofton placed 3rd;
The 4×400 meter relay team of Tristen Murray, Jamale Carothers, AJ Hampton and Robbie Lofton placed 2nd;
In the boys’ 400 meter dash—Robbie Lofton finished 1st with a time of 54.1, breaking the school record in the 400 and Tristen Murray finished 3rd;
In the boys’ 300 meter hurdles Blake Cleary placed first with a time of 46.1, breaking the school record.
And in the boys’ 100 meter hurdles Blake Cleary finished first with a time of 15.9, breaking the school record;
Congrats to all who participated in Saturday’s meet!