KYtrackXC.com projects the last time or mark to make it into the Kentucky State Track Meet based on data from the last four years.
Jacob Thomson is good. He's not the absolute best prep harrier in the nation this year, but he's not that far off as shown from the 5th place finish he claimed at this weekend Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships in San Diego, California. The fact that he rose to that point, though, would put him amongst the top three Kentucky preps of all-time by most accounts, but those who have watched him the last four years likely see him as the much more than that. He has revolutionized the sport in the state and brought both attention to his efforts and those that he has drawn to race in the state over the past two years specifically.
KYtrackXC.com is proud to bring you the 2012 Projected Last Time In for the Kentucky State Track Meet. With the current qualifying set as the top two from each region and then the 10 next best times from throughout the seven regions, that last time is very important. Last year there were athletes who missed making it to state by .01 of a second. So the question is where will that cut-off line be? Example from last year Class A 110m Hurdles Projection 17.50 Actual Last Spot 17.58
This region has changed significantly over the past ten years with the movement of Owensboro Catholic to Class A, the split of Greenwood, and the emergence of current #4-ranked Edmonson County.
Detailed Class AA Snapshot Breakdown
Here is our preview of the Class A state championships on Friday. We've had some weather to deal with and finals to prep for so we can bring some strong coverage today.
Here's a look inside what is in store for the first of the three state championship meets to be held this weekend at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Park track.
Here's a look at the major storylines for today's track and field regionals.
As we prep for the postseason, here is a look at some of the very best performers from the high school ranks last week.
After an exciting week of track and field action, including numerous more state leaders and a couple of MS #1s all-time, here are the Athletes of the Week for the week ending in May 8th.
Here's this week's edition of the athletes of the week with the Eastern Relays taking center stage for the high school athletes.
Here's a quick look at six storylines to watch on the track this Saturday at the Eastern Relays
Eastern Relays Field Event Previews
Here is the new edition of Athletes of the Week, highlighting the best performers from this past week of competition.
After some tough decisions, we release this week's edition of the KYTRACK.com Athletes of the Week.
After a spring break layoff, Athletes of the Week are back covering the past two weeks of activity in the world of KY track and field.
Here are KYTRACK.com's Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 27th.
After the first weekend of the season, we roll out the first outdoor edition of Athletes of the Week. With just a few meets reporting results so far, we were still able to find some very strong performances to note.
Class AA is sometimes the less regarded group in the state with the large schools and small private schools often producing the most consistent talent, but there are some programs in Class AA that have been doing serious damage recently.
The Mason-Dixon Games are on tap for this weekend and we will see much of the talent in the state on display in Broadbent Arena to crown the unofficial indoor state champions of our state.
Preview of the UK High School Invitational being held this Saturday in Lexington, KY.
The Wildcat Classic, the first big meet of the indoor season is being held this Saturday at Nutter Fieldhouse in Lexington. There will be tons of running action starting at 12 noon. All events follow on a rolling schedule. The full entry list is at http://ky.milesplit.com/articles/58061 STARTING AT NOON - rolling schedule Girls 60m Hurdles - 3 heats Boys 60m Hurdles - 4 heats Girls 1 mile Run - 4 heats Boys 1 mile Run - 7 heats Girls 60m Dash - 10 heats Boys 60m Dash - 11 heats Girls 400m Dash - 8 heats Boys 400m Dash - 12 heats Girls 800m Run - 6 heats Boys 800m Run - 7 heats Girls 200m Dash - 17 heats Boys 200m Dash - 25 heats Girls 2 mile Run - 1 heat Boys 2 mile Run - 2 heats Girls 4x400 Relay - 2 heats Boys 4x400 Relay - 2 heats Girls 4x800 Relay - 1 heat Boys 4x800 Relay - 1 heat
She finished last. Dead last. It wasn’t really close either. She finished 76 seconds behind the second-to-last competitor and over 5000 meters that is a significant distance. It’s more significant when it’s at the Foot Locker National Championships, where distances are covered faster than ever as the country’s best harriers all convene for one race each year to decide a champion. It wasn’t supposed to end this way for Emma Brink, though it never is for any qualifier at Foot Locker, yet in crossing that finish line with the slowest time on the day, Brink may have left an equally important mark on the race for many of her fans and peers.
Emma Brink punches her ticket this morning to the Foot Locker National Championships, placing 5th at the Foot Locker South Regional.
Caterina Karas of Collins HS crushed the competition in the Girls Class AA race. Here is the story on the other athletes and teams that made waves this weekend.
First of our three recaps, we look at the day's results from the Class A state championships. (Picture by Jonathan Grooms, KYTRACKXC.com)