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Mercer Track Competes at Mason Dixon Games

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

The Titans and Lady Titans track and field teams competed at the AA indoor Mason Dixon Games state track and field championship Saturday, Mar. 3 at Broadbent Arena in Louisville. Despite not having all their runners at the meet Saturday, the boys team was still able to be competitive, finishing in second place out of a field of 29 teams, including local school Boyle County.

Central High School out of Louisville took top honors with 56 total point, seven points ahead of Mercer’s 49 points. The girls team also preformed well, placing 17th out of 24 teams with eight total points. Rockcastle County finished in first place with 76 points, Central took second place in the girls with 60 points and the Lady Rebels of Boyle County placed third overall with 51 points. 

 Listed below are each event a Mercer student competed in, place finished in, name and time.


400 Meter Dash: 10th of 23 runners, Erika Kehrt, 1:08.44.
800 Meter Dash: 19th of 27 runners, Anna Mollett, 2:51.48.
1500 Meter Run: 19th of 23 runners, Cora Teets, 6:13.86.
4×400 Meter Relay: 22nd of 26 relay teams, Kaitlyn Harder, Angela Romero, Jill Montgomery and Anna Mollett, 5:04.31.
High Jump: 2nd of 19 jumpers, Tayler Lowe, 5-00.00.


55 Meter Dash: 4th of 29 runners, James Johnson, 6.91.
400 Meter Dash: 1st of 26 runners, Isaiah Burrus, 53.19.
800 Meter Dash: 11th of 30 runners, Jawan Smith, 2:15.69.
500 Meter Run: 5th of 26 runners, Bryant Qualls, 4:29.37.
3000 Meter Run: 9th of 12 runners, B. Qualls, 10:14.54.
55 Meter Hurdles: 4th of 18 runners, Aaron Miller, 8.47.
4×200 Meter Relay: 10th of 24 relay teams, Tyler Dunn, Mac Guay, J. Johnson and I. Burrus, 1:40.86. 4×400 Meter Relay: 11th of 28 relay teams, I. Burrus, J. Johnson, Daniel Steele and Justin Johnston, 3:54.88.
4×800 Meter Relay: 5th of 11 relay teams, J. Johnston, J. Smith, Dean Tyler and James Stinnett, 9:13.61.
Pole Vault: 7th of 15 jumpers, A. Miller, 9-06.00.
Long Jump: 3rd of 23 jumpers, J. Johnson, 19-02.25.  
Triple Jump: 2nd of 15 jumpers, Darion Lewis, 41-02.50.
Shot Put: 4th of 24 throwers, Chase Brown, 42-00.75.

The Titans will begin their outdoor track season Friday, March 23 in the Wolverine Open at Western Hills.

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