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Lady Pat 3200 relay gets win at S-western

The Lincoln County High School track and field teams got their season underway Saturday at the Southwestern Warrior Invitational, where the Lady Patriots’ 4×800 relay team stood out after winning their event in a time of 10:45.37.

The winning performance by the four-man relay team of freshmen Mckenzie Settles, Shayley Reed and Lucy Singleton and eighth-grader Ava Morgan was the high of the day for the Lady Patriot and Patriot athletes and one of 23 top 10 finishes in the season-opening meet.

It was a 1-2 finish for the Lincoln girls in relay competition, with the 4×100 team of seniors Tate Newcomb and Courtney Snow, Singleton and eighth-grader Maddy Slone claiming the runner-up finish in their race in a time of 55.04 seconds. Pulaski County won the event in 53.37 seconds.

The Patriots also fared well in relay competition, with the boys’ team finishing in the top 10 in all four relay events and scoring in three of the four. 

The boys’ 4×100 team had Lincoln’s high finish in relays, placing fifth overall in a time of 47.75 seconds. The team included senior Brady Patterson, juniors Darius Napier and Dalyn Pope and freshman Gavin Skipper. Corbin won the event in a meet-record time of 45.37 seconds.

Both the 4×200 and 4×800 relays both finished in eighth place. The 4×200 team of  David Brock, Kelley Bastin, JoRon Beasley and Patterson crossed the finish in 1:45.90 while the 4×800 team of Austin Wethington, John Sparkman, Jerek Pople and Sam Singleton crossed in a time of 10:11.71. The 4×400 team of  Daniel Pence, Bradley Adams, Sparkman and Wethington placed ninth in its event in a time of 4:31.39.

Lucy Singleton and Alexa Wesley posted Lincoln’s individual highs for the day, with both athletes claiming third place in the 800-meter dash and the high jump field event, respectively. Singleton took third in the 800 in 2:35.31 and Wesley, a junior, was third in high jump with a clean jump of 4-08. 

Darius Napier was the high individual finisher for the Patriot athletes, earning two fifth-place finishes in the meet. The LCHS junior sprinted to the finish in the 100-meter dash in 11.86 seconds for fifth then came in in 24.56 seconds for fifth in the 200-meter dash.

Lincoln had numerous other standout finishes, with 10 Lady Patriots scoring individually and three Patriots.

Tate Newcomb was sixth in the 200-meter dash and Maddy Slone placed seventh in the 100-meter dash. Settles ran eighth in the 400-meter dash while Ava Morgan was 10th in the same race. Settles also ran sixth in the 800-meter dash. Suzann Johnson placed sixth in the discus field event, Constance Johnson was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles and Emma Kaiser took seventh in high jump while Wesley was seventh in the long jump. Abigail Carter was in the top 10 in two field events, placing eighth in shot put and ninth in discus. Rounding out the Patriots’ top 10 finishers was Malcolm Wright, who was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles and ninth in the 110 high hurdles.

Lincoln’s complete list of results follows:

Team scores: 1) Pulaski Co. (PC) 156; 2) Rockcastle Co. (RC) 140; 3) Williamsburg (W) 87; 4) Corbin 60; 5) Lincoln Co. (LC) 49; 6) South Laurel (SL) 38; 7) Cumberland Co. (CC) 33; 8) North Laurel 32; 9) Larue Co. 28; 10) Taylor Co. (TC) 26; 11) Knox Central 20; 12) Southwestern 15; 13) Pulaski Co. B 11; 14) Southwestern B 4.
Events:
100: 1) Carley Johnson (PC) 13.15; 7) Maddy Slone (LC) 14.08; 12) Tate Newcomb (LC) 14.53.
200: 1) Allie Martin (RC) 27.28; 6) Newcomb (LC) 29.27; 16) M. Slone (LC) 34.14.
400; 1) Cora Bo Stevens (C) 1:01.68; 8) Mckenzie Settles (LC) 1:08.24; 10) Ava Morgan (LC) 1:12.68.
800: 1) Phoebe McCowan (SL) 2:18.31*; 3) Lucy Singleton (LC) 2:35.31; 6) Settles (LC) 2:43.82.
1600: 1) McCowan (SL) 5:18.20*; 13) Morgan (LC) 6:21.54; 18) Alexis Slone (LC) 6:42.69.
3200: 1) Maddie Riley (TC) 12:47.55; 13) Karissa McLaren (LC) 15:48.98; 15) Meredith Dennis (LC) 17:14.26.
100 hurdles: 1) Danasia Buchanan (W) 17.06; 11) Constance Johnson (LC) 22.77.
300 hurdles: 1) Autumn King (RC) 51.13; 7) Johnson (LC) 57.97.
4×100 relay: 1) Pulaski Co. 53.37; 2) Lincoln Co. 55.04 (Tate Newcomb, Maddy Slone, Lucy Singleton, Courtney Snow).
4×200 relay: 1) Pulaski Co. 1:51.30*; — Lincoln Co. DQ 2 out of zone (Newcomb, M. Slone, Singleton, Snow).
4×400 relay: 1) South Laurel 4:29.88; — Lincoln County DQ 2 threw baton (Shayley Reed, Alexis Slone, Ava Morgan, Snow).
4×800 relay: 1) Lincoln Co. 10:45.37 (Mckenzie Settles, Reed, Singleton, Morgan).
High jump: 1) Kelsi Shivel (PC) 4-10.00; 3) Alexa Wesley (LC) 4-08.00; 7) Emma Kaiser (LC) 4-04.00.
Pole vault: 1) Lillie Hall (W) 7-06.00.
Long jump: 1) King (RC) 15-08.00; 7) Wesley (LC) 13-00.75; 18) Kaiser (LC)  9-03.50.
Triple jump: 1) King (RC) 34-03.50.
Shot put: 1) Candi Staten (CC) 31-04.00; 8) Abigail Carter (LC) 25-08.00; 19) Madelynn Durham (LC) 16-10.00.
Discus: 1) Kaylee Dee Long (CC) 102-00; 6) Suzann Johnson (LC) 70-11; 9) Carter (LC) 61-00.

Boys

Team scores: 1) Southwestern (SW) 129; 2) Pulaski Co. (PC) 125; 3) North Laurel (NL) 112; 4) Corbin 73; 5) Taylor Co. (TC) 55; 6) Larue Co. 51; 7) Williamsburg (W) 45; 8) South Laurel 38; 9) Rockcastle Co. 30; 10) Cumberland Co. 21; 11) Lincoln Co. (LC) 16; 12) Pulaski Co. B 6.

Events:
100: 1) JP Vaught (SW)10.96; 5) Darius Napier (LC) 11.86; 17) Dalyn Pope (LC) 13.18.
200: 1) Vaught (SW) 22.22*; 5) Napier (LC) 24.56; 15) Gavin Skipper (LC) 26.57.
400: 1) Drew Sawyers (SW) 52.07; 14) Austin Wethington (LC) 1:01.19; 21) Damien Hodge (LC) 1:13.53.
800: 1) Zack Collins (NL) 2:06.90; 17) Bradley Adams (LC) 2:35.86; 19) Seth Freeman (LC) 2:48.50.
1600: 1) Ryan Maynard (TC) 4:41.17; 19) Sam Singleton (LC) 5:53.93; 20) John Sparkman (LC) 6:01.55.
3200: 1) Maynard (TC) 10:24.90; 14) S. Singleton (LC) 13:05.46; 16) Davis Wardrip (LC) 16:05.38.
110 hurdles: 1) Micah Wooldridge (PC) 17.30; 9) Malcolm Wright (LC) 22.07.
300 hurdles: 1) Dakota Steelman (NL) 43.68; 7) Wright (LC) 50.65; 13) Jacob Goetz (LC) 54.50.
4×100 relay: 1) Corbin 45.37*; 5) Lincoln Co. 47.75 (Darius Napier, Dalyn Pope, Gavin Skipper,  Brady Patterson).
4×200 relay: 1) Southwestern 1:31.63*; 8) Lincoln Co. 1:45.90 (Kelley Bastin, David Brock,  Patterson, JoRon Beasley).
4×400 relay: 1) North Laurel 3:38.68; 9) Lincoln Co. 4:31.39 (John Sparkman, Austin Wethington, Daniel Pence, Bradley Adams).
 4×800 relay: 1) North Laurel 8:39.65; 8) Lincoln Co. 10:11.71 (Sparkman, Wethington, Jerek Pope, Sam Singleton.
High jump: 1) Dalton Ramsey (SW) 5-08.00; — Seth Freeman (LC) NH; — Nick Harris (LC) NH.
Pole vault: 1) Hunter Godsey (PC) 11-06.00.
Long jump: 1) Eli Mattingly (W) 19-06.00; 12) Nick Harris (LC) 15-10.00; — Freeman (LC) FOUL.
Triple jump: 1) Mattingly (W) 39-00.00.
Shot put: 1) Ethan Holt (PC) 43-06.00; 17) Brandon Rowe (LC) 25-05.00; 20) Dylan Burchfield (LC) 22-10.00.
Discus: 1) Christian Bach (SW) 123-06; 16) Jacob Napier (LC) 74-07; 17) Gabe Singleton (LC) 72-07.