Two county athlets ranked in State - Crawford and Berry

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By Tommie Kendall

Sports editor

Two track and field athletes from the county were ranked in the latest addition of the Kentucky High School State Track Ratings, which ranks the top eight athletes in each event in all three classes.

Henry County’s Brittany Crawford was ranked third among Class 2A girls in the 100-meter hurdles, while Eminence’s Ed Berry was ranked second among Class A boys in the high jump. Crawford finished second in the 100-hurdles at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships last spring and Berry finished eighth in the high jump.

Crawford, a sophomore for the Ladycats, completed the 100-hurdles in 16.84 seconds at the Henry County All-Comers track meet April 1, which won the race and landed her a spot on the state list. She trails Donnell Nocero of Lloyd Memorial (16.44) and Stephanie Newman of Highlands (16.74).

Crawford strained a hamstring during the Wildcat Relays April 12 and had to miss this past Saturday’s meet due to the injury, but is expected to back in action this week.

Meanwhile, Berry is tied for second in his premier event with the 5-foot-10 clearance at the Harry Greschel Christian Academy Invitational this past Saturday. The junior trails CJ Croft of Fort Campbell (6-00), and is tied with Luke Sode of Green County (5-10), Bobby Crabtree of Ballard Memorial (5-10) and Jordan Hickman of Bardstown (5-10).

Both Crawford and Berry are preparing for their regional meets next month, where competitors must finish among the top two in their events or earn one of the few state-wide at-large bids to qualify for the state meet the following weekend. If they advance, it will be the third trip to the state meet for both athletes.

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