NBON: Thomson 2nd/8th, Ballard 4x2 9th, Manual DMR 13th



The latest edition of New Balance Outdoor Nationals is in the books with Kentucky seeing our biggest group ever compete with one of our biggest successes ever as well.


Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross) led the group with a second place finish in the 5000 Meter Run as reported on Thursday.  He ran a 14:34.78 to set a new best time.  (Interview) He came back tonight in the Championship One Mile Run with a 4:12.32 which finished 8th overall.  It was a slow paced race from the start with the group opening in 63 seconds.  The winner, Jacob Burcham was only a 4:08.80 which tells you a lot about the pace. 


The other male championship contender was Tretez Kinnaird (Butler.)  Tretez coming in off running a best time of 1:49.31 went out hard and was in second through the 400 with the pace right at 54 seconds.  But on the back stretch with 250 to go the field starting moving on him and he was caught up with the big group with no room to move.  He fell back to 10th in his heat and 20th overall with a 1:55.60. 


Not to forget the girls, the distance crew from Manual combined together in the Distance Medley with a 12:37.56.  The foursome of Mary King, Christina Rucinski, Kristen & Cassidy Hale finished 13th overall and 5th in their heat.  Ballard's 4x200 was 9th in the Championship with a 1:45.24.  The group was senior heavy with seniors Kaysee O'Bannon, Cidnei Johnson, Linesha Clemons, and sophomore Taylor Jones.  Sayre's Maddox Patterson in just her third time in the 2000 Meter Steeplechase was 20th overall with a 7:38.92.


We had a huge crew in the emerging elite events and they are below:



2Mile     Waltman, Nicholas (Lexingnton, KY)        2014       9:34.95

400m     Frazier, Labianca (Lexington, KY)                               2013       57.25

2Mile     Patterson, Maddox (Lexington, KY)         2015       11:25.04

2KSC      Patterson, Maddox (Lexington, KY)         2015       7:38.32

100m     Webb, Ishmael (Lexington, KY)                  2013       11.19

Mile       Laureano, Nick (Lexington, KY)                  2013       4:28.19

S              Blackburn, Clarke (Lexington, KY)             2012       48-10.50

400H      Mclimore, Jacob (Lexington, KY)                               2013       1:02.07

LJ            Williams, Corey (Lexington, KY)                 2013       22-07.25

LJ            Duncan, Tre (Lexington, KY)                        2012       22-02.50

400m     Ogbulu, Bolaji (Lexington, KY)                    2015       50.06

Mile       Hale, Cassidy (Louisville, KY)                        2013       5:13.50

2Mile     Hale, Kristen (Louisville, KY)                        2013       11:55.31

Mile       Reader, Nick (Louisville, KY)                        2013       4:24.51

Mile       Thomson, Jacob (Louisville, KY)                 2013       4:12.32

5000m   Thomson, Jacob (Louisville, KY)                 2013       14:34.78

5000m   Covert, Kyle (Louisville, KY)                         2012       15:35.84

5000m   Gregory, Patrick (Louisville, KY)                 2014       16:05.62

800m     Kinnaird, Tre'tez (louisville, KY)                  2013       1:55.60

4x200m                Ballard Tc-Ky                                                                      1:45.24

SMR8    Ballard Tc-Ky                                                                      2:24.89

4x100m                Bryan Station Tc-Ky                                                         49.82

4x100m                Bryan Station Tc-Ky                                                         49.73

4x200m                Bryan Station Tc-Ky                                                         1:45.43

4x200m                Bryan Station Tc-Ky                                                         1:30.42

4x400m                Bryan Station Tc-Ky                                                         3:23.34

4x800m                Cherokee Road Runners-KY                                        10:09.35

DMR      Cherokee Road Runners-KY                                        12:37.56