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Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional “Bowling Green Lightning, another powerhouse out of Kentucky” always sounds great to hear your team name mentioned over the loud speaker when you are not running in your home state.
Congratulations to 8th grader Madisyn Peeples for running a PR (personal record) 18:06; not only breaking the old BGHS 5K school record held by Cara Nichols (18:16) in 1997, Madisyn finished the race in 16th place which earned her Nike Cross National Southeast 3rd team. Ciara Scott also ran a new PR with an 18:58 finishing in 47th place. Brittney Hansen ran 19:17 her second fastest time of the season finished in 78th place. Lauren Wheeler ran 19:21 only two seconds shy of her PR, finished in 84th place. Sarah-Emily ran 19:35 her third fastest time of the season, finished in 101st place. Last but not least Van Games ran a season best time of 20:28 finishing in 156th place. Awesome job girls!! The Southeast regional is one of the toughest regions in the nation. Top 10 team finishes are very well deserved.
Congratulations to both the Lady Purples on their state runner-up team victory and the boys for their 7th place finish at yesterdays Class 3A state cross country championship. This has been a long time coming for the Lady Purples after finishing a disappointing third place at last years state meet and fourth place the year before that. The last time the Lady Purples were state runner-up (1997-Class AA), two of the team members eighth-grader Madisyn Peeples and freshman Brittney Hansen were not even born. The seventh place finish for the boys is the best finish at state in recent memory.
Several BGHS track and field athletes have been named all-state selections by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.
On the Class 3A girls’ side, we would like to congratulate the following: Chyna Clements (shot put) and Trevor Prieskorn (pole vault) were named to second teams. The Lady Purples’ 4×800 team of Van Games, Ciara Scott, Brittney Hansen and Lauren Wheeler also earned second-team honors.
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