May 4th Athletes of the Week Athletes of the Week

In an effort to honor the top track and field performers from Kentucky, will have a weekly set of Athletes of the Week.  There will be Middle School, High School, and College awardees.  Former Kentucky High School Track and Field athletes currently running in college are eligible for the College award, even if he or she attends a school out-of-state. 


High School



Leigh Allin

Henry Clay

Allin, a senior at Henry Clay in Lexington vaulted to a new “official” career-best Saturday at Dunbar Bulldog/Bearcat Invitational  with a mark of 11-09.  That vault broke the Meet Record.  She also won the Triple Jump with a jump of 33-03.  Leigh will continue her career at Virginia Tech next year. 



Thomas Washington

Logan County

Washington, a junior at Logan County in Russellville won four events at the Great Gator Invitational Saturday.  He set two new career best, one in the 200m Dash with a 22.54 and the other in the 400m Dash 51.04.  He currently leads the entire state of Kentucky in the Long Jump at 22-05 and Triple Jump 47-07.


Middle School


Alacia Clay

Royal Spring Middle School

Clay, an eighth grader at Royal Spring Middle School won two events at the Bluegrass Conference Middle School Championships.  She won the Long Jump in 14-06.50 and the 100m Dash in 13.11. 



Anthony Hammons

Madison Middle School

Hammons, an eighth grader at Madison Middle School won the 400m Dash in 56.42 at the Bluegrass Conference Middle School Championships. 




Taylor Crawford

Murray State University

Crawford, a 2006 Owensboro High School graduate won two Ohio Valley Conference titles this past weekend in the 800m Run and 1500m Run.  She ran a 2:13.71 and 4:31.97.  She was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year and the Conference Female Athlete of the Championship. 


Cristin Samuels

Bellarmine University

Samuels, a 2006 Eastern High School graduate won the 5000m Run title at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship this past weekend.  Her winning time of 18:08.68 was a new career best.  This marks a minute and half improvement from her high school days where she had a best time of 19:44.





Drew Harris

Northern Kentucky University


Harris, a 2007 Campbell County graduate won his first career Conference title in the 5000m Run at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship.  He crossed the line with a new career best time of 14:50.02.