TRACK/FIELD: Lady Pats, Pats rack up 8 wins in home finale

Published 2:46 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

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STANFORD — The Lincoln County High School track and field teams closed out their home schedule Tuesday afternoon, hosting nine different teams for the Lincoln All-Comers Meet.

Ten teams were scheduled to participate in the meet, however, Mercer County pulled out of the meet after the death of one of its athletes, senior Marcus Lewis, in a car accident over the weekend.

Prior to the start of the meet all of the athletes gathered in the middle of the track for a prayer and a moment of silence. All the athletes also wore blue and red ribbons on their uniforms, Mercer’s school colors, in memory of Lewis.

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Lincoln County’s athletes would fare well in their final home meet, with the Lady Patriot and Patriot teams each scoring 110 points to finish as runner-up. Somerset won the girls competition with 140 points and Pulaski County took the boys competition with 138 points.

The Lincoln teams racked up a combined 23 top 3 finishes, including four wins, four runner-up finishes and three third-place efforts for the Lady Pats and three wins, five runner-up finishes and four third-place efforts for the Pats.

The first Lincoln victory of the day was scored in the first event as the girls 4×800-meter relay team of McKenzie Settles, Shayley Reed, Alexis Slone and Bailey Story dominated its race. The Lady Pat quartet finished a full minute and a half ahead of the runner-up team from Somerset, crossing the finish line in 10:52.83. Somerset’s time was 12:21.74. Lincoln took two of the race’s top three spots, with the Lady Pat ‘B’ team of Jasmine Steele, Katherine Rowe, Ava Morgan and Chloe Tillett running third in 12:52.96.

The boys first win of the meet was posted by Darius Napier as he sprinted to the front in the 100-meter dash, earning the win with a time of 11.62 seconds. The Patriots would go 1-2 in the race, with Zack Hazlett snagging the runner-up spot with a time of 11.76 seconds.

Relays would account for five of the Lady Patriots’ 11 top 3 finishes. Zaria Napier, Maddy Slone, Settles and Story crossed first in the 4×200-meter relay event, winning in 1:55.36. The ‘B’ team of Desirae Ellison, Constance Johnson, Mayci Godbey and Morgan ran third in the race in 2:04.84.

The 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams both garnered a second-place finish. The 4×100 team of Macey Rice, Napier, M. Slone and Haleigh Ellison finished in 56.22 seconds and the 4×400 team of Story, Settles, Reed and Morgan crossed in 4:28.02. Pulaski took both races, winning the 4×100 in 53.73 seconds and the 4×400 in 4:18.42.

Individual athletes would clinch the Lady Patriots other two wins in the meet, with McKenzie Settles winning in a sprint and Alexis Slone going distance for a victory. Settles captured the 400-meter dash win in 1:02.64 while Slone won the 3200-meter run in 14:15.75. Lady Pat teammate Mayci Godbey finished right behind Slone in the 3200, placing second in 15:02.30.

Suzan Johnson picked up two top 3 finishes in field competition, placing second in shot put and third in discus. Johnson threw a distance of 30-01 to earn second in shot and went 76-08 in discus for third.

Zack Hazlett played a part in two of the Patriots three wins Tuesday. He joined Napier, Dalyn Pope and Bricen Alcorn on track for a 4×100-meter relay win. The Patriot sprinters won in 45.54 seconds. Hazlett then followed with an individual victory, taking the 400-meter dash in 53.11 seconds.

The Lincoln boys spread out second-place finishes over the 110-meter high hurdles, the 200-meter dash, shot put and long jump events. Justin Smith was runner-up in the hurdles in 21 seconds flat, Bricen Alcorn placed second in the 200 in 23.95 seconds, JoRon Beasley claimed second in shot put with a distance of 41-05 and Dalyn Pope was runner-up in long jump with a distance of 18-05.25.

The Patriots also earned their four third-place finishes on the track and in the field. In track action, Wethington placed third in the 110 hurdles in a time of 21.13 seconds, the 4×200-meter relay team of Davis Wardrip, Daniel Pence, Dalton Patterson and Darren Griffin ran third in 1:57.90 and Dalyn Pope was third in the 200 in 24.30 seconds. Griffin earned the third in field competition, throwing a distance of 97-04 in discus.

Lincoln All-Comers Results

1) Somerset 140; 2) Lincoln Co. 110; 3) Pulaski Co. 95 4) Parlor Grove Christian Academy 28; 5) Burgin 24; 6) Marion Co. 19; 7) McCreary Central 10; 7) Russell Co. 10; 9) Woodland Hills Homeschool 8.

Lincoln results

4×800 relay: 1) Lincoln Co. 10:52.83 (McKenzie Settles, Shayley Reed, Alexis Slone, Bailey Story); 3) Lincoln Co. ‘B’ x12:52.96 (Jasmine Steele, Katherine Rowe, Ava Morgan, Chloe Tillett).

100 hurdles: 4) Constance Johnson 21.85.

100: 6) Macey Rice 14.41; 7) Haleigh Ellison 14.57; 13) Desirae Ellison x15.14

4×200 relay: 1) Lincoln Co. 1:55.36 (Zaria Napier, Maddy Slone, Settles, Story); 3) Lincoln County ‘B’ x2:04.84 (Desirae Ellison, Constance Johnson, Mayci Godbey, Morgan).

1600: 6) Johnson 6:32.88; 8) Katherine Rowe 7:18.70; 10) Chloe Tillett x8:03.92.

4×100 relay: 2) Lincoln Co. 56.22 (Macey Rice, Z. Napier, M. Slone, Haleigh Ellison).

400: 2) McKenzie Settles 1:02.64; 4) Bailey Story 1:06.73; 6) Rice x1:09.56; 18) D. Ellison x1:20.09; 33) Kyleigh Craig x1:34.14.

300 hurdles: 5) Heather Barnett 1:03.94; 6) Johnson 1:03.95.

800: 4) Shayley Reed 2:39.32 ; 6) Ava Morgan 2:42.47; 16) Jasmine Steele x3:05.30.

200: 13) Rice 30.95; 16) D. Ellison 31.77; 18) M. Slone x32.21; 27) Barnett x36.67.

3200: 1) Alexis Slone 14:15.75; 2) Mayci Godbey 15:02.30.

4×400 relay: 2) Lincoln Co. 4:28.02 (Story, Settles, Reed, Morgan).

Shot put: 2) Suzan Johnson 30-01.00; 8) Emma Westerfield 21-09.00; 9) Elizabeth Brown x20-10.50.

Discus: 3) Johnson 76-08; 10) Brown 45-09; 11) Westerfield x41-01.

Long jump: 6) Zaria Napier 13-10.75; 6) Alexa Wesley 13-01.75; 7) Barnett x12-06.75; — Craig ND.

Triple jump: 4) Wesley 28-07.00.


1) Pulaski Co. 133; 2) Lincoln Co. 110; 3) Marion Co. 65; 4) Wayne Co. 64; 5) Russell Co. 59; 6) Somerset 30; 7) Burgin 23; 8) McCreary Central 22; 9) Woodland Hills Homeschool 11.

Lincoln results

4×800 relay: 5) Lincoln Co. 9:47.16 (Jordan Greer, Gabe Singleton, Daniel Pence, Christopher Combs).

110 hurdles: 2) Justin Smith 21.00; 3) Austin Wethington 21.13.

100: 1) Darius Napier 11.62; 2) Zack Hazlett 11.76; 6) Bricen Alcorn x11.86; 11) Austin Wethington x12.61; 12) Jerek Pope x12.86; 13) Sebastian Odle x12.93; 15) Jaden Reagan x13.54.

4×200 relay: 3) Lincoln Co. 1:57.90 (Davis Wardrip, Pence, Dalton Patterson, Darren Griffin).

1600: 9) Damien Hodge 6:06.75; 12) Odle 6:08.80; 13) Dalton Patterson x6:09.62; 15) Daniel Pence x6:34.83 ; 16) Davis Wardrip x6:42.55.

4×100 relay: 1) Lincoln Co. 45.54 (Zack Hazlett, Dalyn Pope, Bricen Alcorn, Darius Napier).

400: 1) Hazlett, 53.11; 9) Reagan 1:02.68; 11) Gabe Singleton x1:04.32; 14) Pence x1:07.04.

300 hurdles: 4) Wethington 50.62; 5) Smith 51.64; 6) Malcolm Wright x53.80; 7) Garrett Robertson 57.43.

800: 7) Singleton 2:24.16; 13) Pence 2:45.83.

200: 2) Bricen Alcorn 23.95; 3) Dalyn Pope 24.30 ; 7) Wright, x25.20; 11) J. Pope x25.92; 120 Wethington x26.38; 15) Odle x27.10; 17) Reagan x27.94; 22) Pence x29.51.

3200: 6) Patterson 13:44.81; 7) Wardrip 14:04.14.

Shot put: 2) JoRon Beasley 41-05.00; 6) Darren Griffin 36-00.00; 20) Ethan Lane x19-07.50.

Discus: 3) Griffin 97-04; 8) Beasley 78-10; 16) Lane x54-04.

Long jump: 2) D. Pope 18-05.25; 5) Smith 16-10.00; 10) Christopher Combs x14-05.00.

Triple jump: 4) Smith 34-00.00.

High jump: — Wright NH.