Hazlett, Wesley lead Lincoln at Mercer

Published 1:43 pm Thursday, April 4, 2019

Seniors Zack Hazlett and Alexa Wesley racked up wins for Lincoln County track and field in the Mercer County All-Comers meet at Alvis Johnson Field before spring break.

In a field of 27 athletes, it was Hazlett posting the fastest time in the 400-meter dash. The senior sprinter finished almost two seconds ahead of his closest competitor, crossing in 54.40 seconds.

Lincoln dominated the boys 400, as it turned out to be a 1-2-4-5-6-8 finish for the Patriots. Finishing behind Hazlett in second place was teammate Carlton Randall, who was timed at 56.19 seconds. His brother, Calvin Randall, claimed fourth in 56.95 seconds, Dalyn Pope crossed in fifth place in 57.23 seconds, Bricen Alcorn ran sixth in 59.56 seconds and Austin Wethington ran eighth in 1:00.22.

Two inches separated Wesley and the runner-up in the girls high jump field event. Wesley, a senior, won with a height of 4-08. Bella Garrett of Mercer County finished second with a jump of 4-06.00. Wesley would also fare well in the triple jump event, placing third overall with a jump of 27-06.00.

The Lincoln girls scored in 12 different events throughout the meet and finished third overall out of nine teams. Host Mercer County won easily with 216 points, East Jessamine was second with 89 points and Lincoln had 72. In the boys division, the Patriots, who scored in nine different events, placed fifth out of 10 teams with 61 points. Danville won with 133 points, Southwestern followed with 104.5 points and East Jessamine was third with 82 points.

Just like the Patriots, the Lady Patriots claimed several of the top spots in the 400-meter dash, with McKenzie Settles, Zaria Napier and Bailey Story claiming three of the top six spots. Settles finished third overall in a time of 1:07.75 and Napier was right behind her in fourth in a time of 1:09.50 and Story placed sixth in 1:11.14.

Settles and Napier were Lincoln’s only scoring runners in the dash. Typically, points are awarded for first through sixth place, however, with many teams entering several athletes in an event, only two from each school can score.

Settles and Story scored in more than one event, teaming up with Constance Johnson and Shayley Reed to claim the runner-up spot in the girls 4×800 relay. The team finished in 11:18.61. Host Mercer County won with a time of 10:45.29.

There would be several other Lincoln athletes scoring in multiple events.

For the Lady Patriots, Johnson scored in three events, adding a third-place finish in the 1600-meter run and a fifth-place effort in the 300-meter hurdles to her runner-up relay. She had a time of 6:16.06 in the 1600 and 58.95 seconds in the hurdles. Alexis Slone ran second in the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:46.33 and she added a fourth-place finish in the 1600-meter run in 6:17.84. In addition to their relay runner-up finish, Napier and Settles also scored in dashes, with Napier placing sixth in 13.97 seconds in the 100 and Settles taking fifth in the 200 in 29.49 seconds. And rounding out the list is field competitor Suzan Johnson who placed fourth in discus with a throw of 75-04.00 and was sixth in shot put with a throw of 23-08.50.

The other Lady Pats scoring in the meet included Keri Kidd, Jasmine Steele and Ava Morgan. Kidd finished fifth in discus with a distance of 65-04.00, Steele ran sixth in the 3200-meter run in 16:06.73 and Morgan ran seventh in the 800-meter dash in 2:54.37.

Patriots scoring in more than one event included Gabe Singleton, Jordan Greer, Carlton Randall and Malcolm Wright.

Singleton and Greer were a part of the Patriots’ second-place running 3200-meter relay team. The two and teammates Dalton Patterson and Trace Taylor posted a time of 10:15.46. Greer and Singleton also scored in the 1600-meter run, with Greer placing eighth overall in 5:43.59 and Singleton running ninth in 5:45.31. Randall, who was the 400 runner-up, placed fourth in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 11.59 seconds. Wright scored his points both on and off the track. He finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 18.52 seconds then earned fifth in the high jump event with a jump of 5-02.00.

Other scoring Patriots were: Darius Napier, sixth in 100 in 11.71 seconds; Calvin Randall, fifth in 200 in 24.50 seconds; Carter Muse, seventh in 3200 in 13:28.89; Justin Smith, sixth in long jump with 17-01.00; Dalyn Pope, ninth in long jump with 16-09.50; and JoRon Beasley, tenth in shot put with throw of 33-04.00.

Mercer Co. All-Comers
At Alvis Johnson Field

Girls

Teams
1) Mercer Co. 216; 2) East Jessamine 89; 3) Lincoln Co. 72; 4) Danville 71; 5) Southwestern 66; 6) Marion Co. 26; 7) Frankfort 18; 8) Burgin 12; 9) Kentucky School f/Deaf 8.

Lincoln results

4×800 relay: 2) Lincoln Co. 11:18.61 (McKenzie Settles, Constance Johnson, Shayley Reed, Bailey Story).

100: 6) Zaria Napier 13.97; 15) Desirae Ellison 15.14; 20) Macey Rice x15.33.

1600: 3) Constance Johnson 6:16.06; 4) Alexis Slone 6:17.84; 10) Ava Morgan x7:06.96; 16) Katherine Rowe x7:35.25; 17) Jasmine Steele x7:40.19; 18) Chloe Tillett x7:52.59.

400: 3) McKenzie Settles 1:07.75; 4) Napier 1:09.50; 6) Bailey Story x1:11.14; 9) Shayley Reed x1:13.12; 15) Rice x1:18.35; 22) Ellison x1:23.09; 23) Heather Barnett x1:24.63; 29) Kyleigh Craig x1:43.38.

300 hurdles: 5) Johnson 58.95.

800: 7) Morgan 2:54.37; 8) Reed 2:57.39.

200: 5) Settles 29.49; 13) Story 31.13; 17) Rice x32.18; 18) Napier x32.34.

3200: 2) A. Slone 13:46.33; 6) Steele 16:06.73; 7) Rowe x17:03.88; 8) Tillett x17:42.99.

Shot put: 6) Suzan Johnson 23-08.50; 9) Keri Kidd 22-01.50; 14) Emma Westerfield x19-05.00; 15) Elizabeth Brown x17-06.00.

Discus: 4) Johnson 75-04; 5) Kidd 65-04; 9) Brown x48-06; 14) Westerfield x36-04.

Long jump: 12) Barnett 10-08.50; — Craig ND.

Triple jump: 3) Alexa Wesley 27-06.00.

High jump: 1) Wesley 4-08.00; — Camea Centers NH.

Boys

Teams
1) Danville 133; 2) Southwestern 104.50; 3) East Jessamine 82; 4) Mercer Co. 70; 5) Lincoln Co. 61; 6) Marion Co. 42; 7) Frankfort 35.50; 8) Burgin 11; 8) Kentucky School f/Deaf 11; 10) Frankfort Christian Academy 2.

Lincoln results

4×800 relay: 2) Lincoln Co. 10:15.46 (Gabe Singleton, Dalton Patterson, Trace Taylor, Jordan Greer).

110 hurdles: 2) Malcolm Wright 18.52; 6) Justin Smith 21.65

100: 4) Carlton Randall 11.59; 6) Darius Napier 11.71; 7) Zack Hazlett x11.75; 11) Calvin Randall x11.94; 18) Bricen Alcorn x12.28; 21) Austin Wethington x12.48; 22) Jaden Reagan x12.68; 26) Jerek Pope x13.10; 29) Sebastian Odle x13.36.

1600: 8) Jordan Greer 5:43.59; 9) Gabe Singleton 5:45.31; 16) Trace Taylor x6:05.18; 18) Daniel Pence x6:05.59; 22) Dalton Patterson x6:26.26 ; 23) Davis Wardrip x6:29.49; 24) Damien Hodge x6:32.31; — Carter Muse DQ Impeding.

400: 1) Hazlett 54.40; 2) Carlton Randall 56.19; 4) Calvin Randall x56.95; 5) Dalyn Pope x57.23; 6) Alcorn x59.56; 8) Wethington x1:00.22; 11) Smith x1:03.22; 20) Reagan x1:09.00.

300 hurdles: 7) Wright 50.66; 11) Pence 1:04.00.

800: 9) Singleton 2:31.48; 12) Greer 2:36.28; 14) Christopher Combs x2:41.38; 18) Hodge x3:01.41.

200: 5) Calvin Randall 24.50; 8) Alcorn 25.20; 9) Wethington x25.77; 16) Odle x27.85.

3200: 7) Muse 13:28.89; 8) Wardrip 13:31.55; 9) Patterson x14:12.97.

Shot put: 10) JoRon Beasley 33-04.00; 11) Harley Ellison 33-00.00; 18) Darren Griffin x30-01.75 27) Ethan Lane x21-06.50.

Discus: 8) Griffin 87-09; 24) Lane 37-08.

Long jump: 6) Smith 17-01.00; 9) D. Pope 16-09.50; 16) Combs x14-07.00.

High jump: 4) Wright 5-02.00.