Flashback Rankings: October 2, 2006



The year was 2006 and it was the first week of October in Kentucky.  Below are the Class AA Rankings from October 2nd of that season.





Suzanne Holt was ranked #1 and kept her ranking as she went on to win the Class AA State Championship that year.  She then went on to run at the University of Kentucky and is currently an Assistant Coach at Daviess County High School.  She also led her teammates to a team title that year upsetting then #1 Bell County by 5 points.  Two young ladies from that squad still compete today for Muhlenberg County (Muhlenberg South and North combined in 2009) Lindsey Mathis as a 6th grader was 22nd overall and is still the teams #2 runner today.  She was 18th last year in the Class AAA State Championship four years later.  Kristen Pendley was the 7th runner for that squad as a 5th grader.  She is still a varsity member for Muhlenberg County today.


Michaela Hunter (Rockcastle County) is no longer a distance runner like she was back then, checking in at #5.  Instead she switched to the jumps and is a state champion sprinter (400m 58.46, Triple Jump 37-10.75, and Long Jump 17-10.25.)  Bell County’s Kelly Brown finished as the #2 runner for the runner-up squad as a 5th grader and she is still achieving at a high level as she recently won the Bobcat Invitational with a 21:17.






Nothing shocking on the boy’s side as Nathan Liversedge (West Jessamine) was ranked #1 at that point of his senior year.  He ran into an injury issue and slipped a little late in October but battled back strong to win the AA State Championship over #2 Willie Polio (Owensboro Catholic.)  Individually, a 7th grader named James Brown (Bell County) was ranked #19 in these rankings.  That 7th grader is now ranked #1 in Class AA as a senior. 


Owensboro Catholic held down the #1 spot and went onto to win the title with Polio finishing second and Ben Thompson finishing fifth (even though he was 13th in these rankings.)  Warren East and Highlands finished the season just as they were ranked in the first week of October.



Class A and Class AAA Rankings (from that same week)



2006 Class AA Girls Ranking

Top 10 teams

1) Bell County

2) Warren East

3) Elizabethtown

4) Muhlenberg South

5) Rockcastle County

6) Highlands

7) Edmonson County

8) North Oldham

9) Lloyd Memorial

10) Lexington Catholic

Top 20

1) Suzanne Holt                   Muhlenberg South

2) Chelsey Talley                 Spencer County

3) Alex Carter                      Elizabethtown

4) Kelsey McCain                 Pendleton County

5) Michaela Hunter               Rockcastle County

6) Kelly Brown                     Bell County

7) Brooke Bemis                  Warren East

8) Tenny Ostrem                  Powell County

9) Morgan Poore                  Muhlenberg South

10) Betsy Hines                   North Bullitt

11) Maddie White                 Union County

12) Adrianne Shearer           West Jessamine

13) Whitney Maurer              Elizabethtown

14) Brianne Porter                Muhlenberg South

15) Claire Herrington            Warren East

16) Laura Dollins                  Rockcastle County

17) Courtney Siefert             Lloyd Memorial

18) Erin Overcash                North Oldham

19) Brooke White                 Bell County

20) Stevi Rone                               Warren East





October 2, 2006 Rankings

2006 Class AA Boys Ranking

Top 10 teams

1) Owensboro Catholic

2) Warren East

3) Highlands

4) West Jessamine

5) Lexington Catholic

6) Pendleton County

7) Muhlenberg South

8) North Oldham

9) Boyle County

10) Lloyd Memorial



Top 20

1) Nathan Liversedge            West Jessamine

2) Willie Polio                     Owensboro Catholic

3) Zach Shuffett                  Warren East

4) Cody Napier                    Muhlenberg South

5) Sam Morgan                    Boyle County

6) Blake Searcy                   Owensboro Catholic

7) Brian Mirrielees                Highlands

8) Scott Ritter                      Pendleton County

9) Aaron Poore                              Muhlenberg South

10) Griffin Austin                  Highlands

11) Thomas Canary              Lexington Catholic

12) Corey Hatfield                Pendleton County

13) Ben Thompson               Owensboro Catholic

14) Matthew Daniel              Rowan County

15) Jeff Green                     Warren East

16) Tyler McClain                 East Carter

17) Daniel Thurston              Western Hills

18) Brad Bilbro                    Muhlenberg North

19) James Brown                 Bell County

20) John Anderson               Boyle County