As the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, we are highlighting some of the top moments of the year. We have five male and five female moments, plus one with both! These are in no particular order, but we will ensure that the articles will alternate between the male and female moments. We have also included a poll in each of the articles for you to vote for your favorite moment from 2022! Voting will close on January 3 at 5:00 PM.
This time around, you can vote for both the girl's and boy's poll!
In our final day of the Top 2022 Moments countdown, we land on a combined girls and boys effort by the Mercer County Titans. For the past handful of years, the Mercer County squad has been a mainstay at the top of the Class 2A standings. The 2022 KHSAA State Track and Field Championships was their chance to show out and dominate on both sides of the meet.
Each group nearly won the championship by the same margin (25.5 for the girls and 24 for the boys) and in commanding fashion. The girl's squad put up 81.5 points to Mason County's 56 points while the boys had a cool 94 points to Highlands' 70. Both groups had points from all disciplines (sprint, distance, relay, jump, and throw) to turn out a well-rounded effort.
It is easy to see why the Mercer County faithful pack the stands early for each state championship. The group of fans cheer loud and proud for their athletes and propel them to great performances. The Lady Titans were led by Timberlynn Yeast and Jai Maria Piazza. Together they accounted for 50 of the individual points. Meanwhile, the boys had Jalen Lukitsch with 20 and Beau Brown with 18 individual points. However, none of those totals would have brought home the team title, so they needed support. Check out this list of scoring athletes for both squads to win the championship.
|F 100m||2||Timberlynn Yeast||11||12.15||-0.2||3|
|F 200m||1||Timberlynn Yeast||11||24.45||1.1||3|
|F 400m||1||Timberlynn Yeast||11||56.81||3|
|F 400m||5||Teigh Yeast||8||58.87||3|
|F 1600m||8||Clayra Darnell||11||5:28.83||1|
|F 100H||1||Jai Maria Piazza||11||15.44||-0.2||3|
|F 300H||2||Jai Maria Piazza||11||46.08||3|
|F HJ||7||Ralasia Piazza||8||4-10.00||1|
|F LJ||5||Jai Maria Piazza||11||16-11.00||2|
|F TJ||5||Teigh Yeast||8||34-10.50||2|
|F D||2||Lindsay Jessie||11||105-02.00||2|
|F S||7||Lindsay Jessie||11||31-02.75||2|
|M 100m||2||Beau Brown||10.7||2.1||3|
|M 200m||1||Beau Brown||21.74||-1.2||3|
|M 110H||1||Jalen Lukitsch||12||15.36||-0.3||3|
|M 110H||4||Thaddeus Mays||10||15.83||-0.3||3|
|M 300H||1||Jalen Lukitsch||12||40.43||3|
|M LJ||8||Matthew Mays||12||21-01.25||2|
|M TJ||1||Matthew Mays||12||44-04.50||2|
|M TJ||4||Thaddeus Mays||10||43-04.50||2|
|M PV||6||Thaddeus Mays||10||11-06.00||1|
|M S||1||Lleyton Penn||11||56-02.75||2|