Current Kentucky State Meet Records (Paddock Course @ Kentucky Horse Park)
Overall State/Class A – Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross) 15:21.40
Class AA – Jared Skrabacz (South Warren) 16:16.70
Class AAA – Evan Ehrenheim (Daviess County) 15:33.24
Someone pass the word down to North Carolina that the state meet record held by a certain NC State sophomore is probably safe for another year. That 15:21.40 on the Horse Park course is pretty stout and should be standing come Sunday.
If the overall record is safe that also means Class A as well. Speedster Eric Baugh has run 15:21 this season, but that was on a very fast course at Masterson Station across town in Lexington. High 15s is much more likely compared to 15:21.
The Class AA battle should give us the first boys’ record of the day to be broken. Highland’s Ethan Shuley has run multiple sub 15:40’s this season and North Oldham’s Trenton Fryman has added a 15:47 as well. These two going head to head should easily allow that 16:16 to fall.
The Class AAA record is a toss-up. The list of potential winners is too big to list. At Lexington Catholic on the State Meet course South Oldham’s Cole Dowdy won with a 15:48.49 over Zach Stewart’s 15:49.18. The record of 15:33 is 16 seconds away, but if this race goes out hard and goes full blast through three miles that record could go down.