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SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt East’s Jackie Stevens and Bobby Harrison put up impressive numbers again over the weekend as the Charger track and field teams competed in the Bulldog Classic at the University of Louisville.
The meet included teams from four states, but for some reason the meet did not keep running team scores despite the fact that the top six finishers in each event were awarded ‘team’ points.
Stevens, a junior, continued her domination of the discus and shot put this spring, winning both events against strong fields.
In the shot put, Stevens had her best effort of the spring as she won by over four feet with a throw of 36-09.75. Teammate Lindey Young finished fifth in the event at 30-01.25.
The results were much the same in the discus as Stevens won by 12-feet with a throw of 107-09. The field included two other throwers who had exceeded 100-feet this season including Sarah Craft of Paducah Tilghman who had a throw of 110 feet to her credit. On Saturday, Craft could do no better than 71-feet.
The Lady Chargers also got another strong day from sophomore Lynsey Milburn in the jumping events. Milburn was third in the triple jump with her best leap of the season at 32-06. She was also sixth in both the long jump and the high jump.
Other top ten finishes for the girls included Emily Melcher who was eighth in the 400-meter dash (1:03.08) and Young who was tenth in the discus (74-07).
This spring, Harrison, who also plays baseball, is spending more time on track and the results are showing as the senior won the 100-meter dash on Saturday against a strong field. Harrison lowered his personal best time of the spring to win in 11.17, just ahead of the 11.26 of Ryan Volz of Cincinnati LaSalle.
Bullitt East also got a seventh place finish from Kodey Kearney in the 100-meter race wit a time of 11.57.
In the 200-meter dash, Bullitt East’s Kevin Rowe also had his best performance of the season as he finished third in 24.01, finishing just behind runners from St. Xavier and Trinity.
The 400-meter relay team of Harrison, Kearney, Rowe and Adam Herth finished seventh in 44.69. The 800-meter relay team of Harrison, Kearney, Herth and Garrett Foss was sixth in 1:33.38, five seconds faster than they had previously run this spring.
Other top ten finishes on the track for Bullitt East included a seventh-place finish by Foss in the 400-meter dash as well as a seventh-place finish for the 1,600-meter relay team of Foss, Stefan Reynolds, Davide Fellini and Zac Stiles. The 3,200-meter relay team of Reynolds, Eddie Holcomb, Austin Markwell and Rob Daugherty was ninth.
In the field events, senior Grant Polson finished fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the high jump at 5-10, his personal best for the season. Kearney had a great long jump at 19-11.5 but that was only good for sixth. Shane Milburn was eighth in the triple jump. Michael Bozarth had his best shot put of the season at 44-03.5, but could do no better than seventh.
North Bullitt at CAL
On Saturday, the North Bullitt track teams headed to Christian Academy of Louisville to compete in the Harry Greschel Invitational.
The girls’ team finished eighth out of 16 teams with 38 points while the boys were 14th out of 19 teams with 17 points.
Meri Brian, a junior, had a strong day for the Lady Eagles as she was fourth in both the long jump (14-0) and the triple jump (29-01). Brian was also seventh in the 200-meter dash.
North Bullitt also got a fourth place finish from sophomore Helen Heines in the 1,600-meter run as the defending state champion was timed in 5:53.39. Heines was also seventh in the 800-meter run.
Senior Ashley Goeing was fourth in the discus (84-09) while teammate Christian Dilley was fifth (78-01). Dilley also had a eighth-place finish in the shot put (26-07).
In the relays, North Bullitt was fifth in the 1,600-meter event and seventh in the 800-meter race.
On the boys’ side, the only points the Eagles picked up from an individual came from senior Greg Brown who was fifth in the discus at 120-02. The other team points came from a third place finish in the 1,600-meter relay, a fifth in the 400-meter relay and a sixth in the 800-meter relay.