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Mercer Boys Place Sixth in the Heart of the Bluegrass

Mercer County junior Chase Edwards helped lead Mercer County to a sixth place finish in the Heart of the Bluegrass track and field meet Saturday.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

Mercer County track and field coach Terry Yeast said the weekend couldn’t have gone any better for the 30th Annual A.J.’s Heart of the Bluegrass track and field meet.

After holding a testimonial banquet to honor former Harrodsburg High School football and track and field coach Alvis Johnson Friday night, it was the Titans’ turn to impress on the track Saturday afternoon.

Although Mercer County wasn’t able to take home the top prize in either the boys or girls side, Yeast said he was pleased with the results from both teams.

The Mercer County girls finished in a 10th place tie with Casey County, while the boys finished in sixth place.

“The girls did extremely well. To finish in the top-10 against top caliber competition shows how much they’ve already grown,” said Yeast. 

“The boys held their own and I was pleased with the way they performed.”

Harrodsburg High School  and Mercer County Senior High School used to host the Heart of the Bluegrass, but in recent years the event was moved. This year it was finally back where it belonged.

“It was so nice to bring this event back home. We had a great group of volunteers and a great group of officials,” said Yeast.

Pick up a copy of this weeks Harrodsburg Herald or subscribe to our online edition for the rest of the story and complete results from the Heart of the Bluegrass.

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