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Egnor, Stewart pace NB track at regional finals

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Track

By Mike Farner

 GOSHEN – North Bullitt’s Patrick Egnor and Bre Stewart put themselves in strong positions with big efforts in the Class AA, Region 3 Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at North Oldham High School.

Egnor, who shifted to the 800-meter run from the 400-meter run late in the season, finished second in the regional in a time of 1:58.88. The Eagle senior ran fast early and with Bullitt East senior Brandon Wiseheart before both were passed by Christian Academy’s Conner Cloyd with 300-meters to run.

Egnor stayed close to Cloyd who won with a time of 1:57.79. Cloyd’s time was the best turned in from the regional meets while Egnor will have the number three seed on Friday in the state finals.

Unfortunately, those eight points were the only points that North Bullitt scored in the boys’ meet.

On the girls’ side, Stewart was hoping to get a win on Wednesday, but swirling winds made it difficult in the high jump. The sophomore did clear 5-feet, the same as Collins’ Shaiann Moorman but Mooreman was given the win based on fewer misses.

Lady Eagle eighth-grader Lauren Deel was fourth in the high jump at 4-8 and both Stewart and Deel will compete in the state meet this week.

North Bullitt finished in ninth place in the girls’ competition with 21 points.

Besides the 12 points in the high jump, North Bullitt also got a sixth place finish from junior Chelsey Slayton in the 800-meter run. Slayton stayed with the top runners until the final 200-meters before falling back for a time of 2:28.16, her best time of the season

The race was loaded as six of the top seven times turned in for the state meet came from this race as Slayton goes for a third state championship to go with the ones she won in 2010 and 2011.

Slayton and Stewart were also part of the 1,600-meter relay team that finished fifth in a time of 4:22.51. They were joined by junior Elizabeth Grau and freshman Sara Ward.

North Bullitt senior Caitlin Montgomery finished third in the shot put and scored six points with a throw of 31-08.5.