Weekend Recap #2: Butler, Manual Break 4x8 Records, Pierce 17:03

 Last half of the Wildcat Classic recap, the first part is at https://ky.milesplit.com/articles/58198

Kentucky had athletes compete in two other meets this week as well, they are recapped at the bottom of the page.



Girls 200 Meter Dash – For the second year in a row Alisha Adair (Western Hills) swept both the 60m Dash and 200m Dash at the Wildcat Classic.  She once again was followed by Sariah Edwards and Cidnei Johnson as she was in the 60m Dash.  Adair won with a 26.25.  


Boys 200 Meter Dash – Just as in the girls race, we saw the same top two in the boys 200m.  John Giddens won over Zach Evans with a 22.55.  Giddens has clearly established he is ready to step up and replace Chisom Omenyinma and Robbie Graham who graduated from last year’s Male squad.  Male also had third and fourth places with Jalon Kemp and Mitchell Nelson.


Girls Two Mile Run – Coming into the Two Mile it was clear that Class AA XC champion Caterina Karas (Collins), Ann Eason (Sayre), and Ashley El Rady (Assumption) were the early favorites.  Karas and Eason were running their first race of the day unlike El Rady who was in the One Mile Run.   The fresh runners went 1-2 with Eason picking up the victory in 11:34 and Karas with an 11:57.  El Rady was third in 12:07.


Boys Two Mile Run – In what had to seem like a typical day at practice, super sophomore Jacob Thomson defeated teammate Dominic Perronie by eight seconds for the win.  Both were running their second race of the day.  Thomson ran a 9:48 for win.  Jud Weaver (Lafayette) and Connor Sheryak (St. Xavier) raced to the line with Weaver getting there first by .02 with a 10:06.47.


4x400 Meter Relay: Western Hills pulled off the win on the girls side with a 4:23 coming within a second of their best time from all of last year.  No surprise at all on the boys’ side as Male wins with a 3:36 followed by John Hardin right behind them in 3:37.


4x800 Meter Relay:  Coming into the final races of the day no meet records had been broken.  With the leaps Kentucky has made over the last two years that was quite surprising.  But then the 4x800s took care of the record breaking as both the girls and boys winners set new meet records. 

The ladies of duPont Manual actually went 1-2 in the relay race with the first group crossing in 10:18.  The team was made up of Cassidy Hale (2:27), Christina Rucinski (2:39), Marissa Hale (2:40), and Kristen Hale anchoring in 2:31. The crazy thing is that they could have possibly ran faster as 800m winner Kayla Hill was still an option out there after running 2:25.


The defending Class AAA 4x800m state champs Butler lost two legs from last years group with Darius Berry and Michael Caldwell.  It looks like they have been replaced as the new group ran an 8:20 bettering their own meet record from last year by two seconds.  Patrick Gregory (2:04), Allen Matthews (2:08), Shawn Thomas (2:08), and Tretez Kinnaird (1:59) have reestablished themselves as the top group in the state this year.


Hampton Inn Pioneer Elite Invite


Brett Pierce (Scott) finished fourth in the seldom ran 5000m race with a time of 17:03.72.


Western Indiana Track Club Indoor Classic


Jon Ashby (Webster County) ran a 4:43/10:51 double in the 1600m and 3200m run in Indiana Saturday.  North Oldham’s Andrew Beno cleared 9-00 in the pole vault.