The Henry County track team opened their outdoor season with a home all-comers meet on Mar. 19. On a chilly, windy evening the Wildcats competed against teams from Owen County, Trimble County, Carroll County, and North Oldham high schools.
The boys’ team won the meet with a score of 85 points. Owen County was second with 60 points, Trimble was third with 56 points and Carroll County finished fourth with 32.
In the girls’ meet, North Oldham dominated with 105 points, Trimble was second with 64 points, Owen tallied 33 points, Henry 31 points and Carroll 11 points.
Individually Austin Armstrong, who won the shot put with a distance of 37-04 and the discus with a throw of 119-10 led the boys. Patrick Cravens was second in the discus with a throw of 92-10 and third in the shot put with a distance of 34-03. The Cats dominated the throwing events with Giovanni Rivera also finishing in the top five in both events and Ethan McCleskey finishing in the top five in the discus, however, only the top two competitors could score points in the team standings.
The boys’ team also dominated in the pole vault, long jump and triple jump.
In the pole vault, Eddie Jones won with a vault of 9-06 and Jared Yount was second at 9-00.
In the long jump Devin Hagen was first with a jump of 17-11 and Cole Nelson was second at 17-07.5. Connor Finley finished 3rd and Cameron Johnson finished 4th but did not score.
Johnson won the triple jump with a leap of 34-00.
Henry County’s 4x100 team of Mason Fish, Hagen, Jones and Nelson won with a time of 48.1 seconds.
Nelson won the 400-meter dash with an impressive time of 56.8 seconds, a very good time for the conditions and the first meet of the season.
Jesse Mann won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.0, knocking off one of the best distance runners in the area, Owen County’s Hunter Trenary, who was second with a time of 2:17.5.
Henry county had 4 boys finish 3rd thru 6th in the mile. John Bates led the way with a third place finish in a time of 5:25.4 and Chase Slone was fourth in 5:34.2. Ethan Smith finished 5th and Josh Logsdon finished sixth but did not score.
Finley won the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 19.0.
In the girls’ meet, Haley Lewis led the way with second and fourth place finishes in the throwing events. Lewis had a discus throw of 77-02, which was good for second place. In the shot she had a distance of 26-00 for a fourth place finish. Tierra Allison also scored in both events with fifth place finishes.
Cathryn Fischer had a second place finish in the 300-meter hurdles and Sara Finley finished 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the triple jump.
Destany Crawford finished third in the 100-meter hurdles and Teagan Fish had fourth place finishes in both the 200 and 400-meter dashes.
Henry County track coach Sed Williams was pleased with the team’s performance in less than ideal conditions. “I was impressed with Jesse Mann in the 800, Ethan Smith in the 1600, Cole Nelson in the 400, Connor Finley in the 110 hurdles, Eddie Jones in the 200 and Sydney Amyx in the 1600. There times were good considering the weather conditions,” he said. “Also Cameron Johnson and Connor finley PR’d in the long jump was impressive because both haven’t practiced it much because of the weather. All in all, I’m proud of how the meet went and am looking forward to warmer weather to increase more intense workouts which will hopefully manifest itself in better results.”
Full results for HCHS athletes:
10th Morgan Amyx 15.2, 17th Nikki Buckley 16.8
4th Teagan Fish 29.9, 9th Destany Crawford 33.0, 14th Morgan Amyx 33.2
4th Teagan fish 1:09.9
8th Sydney Amyx 6:52.4
3rd Destany Crawford 18.4
2nd Cathryn Fischer 54.2
4th Morgan Miller 6-00
3rd Sara Finley 13-05
4th Sara Finley 28-10
4th Haley Lewis-24-02, 5th Tierra Allison 23-09
2nd Haley Lewis 77-02, 5th Tierra Allison 64-03
4th Mason Fish 12.3, 8th Levi Adams 12.9, 10th Daniel Jones 13.3, 13th Andrew Nix 13.5, 14th Colt McGuire 13.9, 15th Layne Nelson 14.8, 16th Tyler Potter 14.8
2nd Eddie Jones 25.6, 4th Connor Finley 26.8, 5th Austin Armsrong 27.0, 6th Daniel Jones 27.6, 7th Andrew Nix 27.7, 8th Colt McGuire 28.0
1st Cole Nelson 56.8
1st Jesse Mann 2:16.0, 4th Chase Slone 2:28.8, 7th Eric Gidzinski 2:38.8
3rd Jonathan Bates 5:25.4, 4th Chase Slone 5:34.2, 5th Ethan Smith 5:34.6, 6th Josh Logsdon 5:34.8
110-meter high hurdles
1st Connor Finley 19.0
6th Jonathan Bates 52.3
4x100 meter relay
1st Henry County (Mason Fish, Devin Hagen, Eddie Jones, Cole Nelson) 48.1
1st Eddie Jones 9-06, 2nd Jared Yount 9-00
1st Devin Hagen 17-11.75, 2nd Cole Nelson 17-07.50, 3rd-Connor Finley 17-05.75, 4th Cameron Johnson 17-02.50, 10th Levi Adams 14-04.50
1st Cameron Johnson 34-00.50
1st Austin Armstrong 37-04, 3rd Patrick Cravens 34-03.50, 5th Giovanni Rivera 32-10.50, 7th Ethan McCleskey 30-11.50, 9th Justin Yount 26-09.5
1st Austin Armstrong 119-10, 2nd Patrick Cravens 92-10, 4th Giovanni Rivera 84-00, 5th EthanMcCleskey 81-09, 6th Colt McGuire 81-00, 11th Justin Yount 61-11