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Burgin track battles at 5th Region meet

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

The Burgin boys and girls track teams battled it out with 10 other teams at the 5th Region 1A track meet held at Danville High School on Saturday, May 13.


The Bulldogs also had an impressive showing as individuals were able to qualify for state competition. Junior Hunter Preston, sophomore Drew Hatfield, senior Wesley Qualls and junior Trevar Lay finished third in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:50.89. The same team also finished second in the 4×800 meter relay, qualifying them for state competition,  with a time of 8:42.37.

Qualls placed third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:05.28, also qualifying him for state. Qualls also placed eighth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:05.44 while his teammate, sophomore Drew Hatfield, finished two spots ahead in sixth with a time of 5:03.03.

Junior Cade Shearer placed third in the discus with a 108-55 throw. His teammate, sophomore Steven McGowan, placed seventh with a 87-10 throw. Shearer’s performance qualified him for state competition.


The Lady Bulldogs didn’t place as high as the boys, but great effort was shown by both teams. In the 100 meter dash, senior Sarah Coots finished 14th and sophomore Jayden Watkins finished 20th. Watkins also finished 13th in the 400 meter dash.

Sophomore Shelbi Beasley finished 17th in the 200 meter dash with her teammate, seventh grader Lilly Essex, right behind her in 18th. Seventh grader Ellie Jenkins placed 10th in the 100 meter hurdles with a 22.26 time. Jenkins also placed ninth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.18.

Seventh grader Abigale Church finished 10th in the long jump with a 10-02.50 jump.

Junior Miranda Hungate finished in sixth in the discus with a 68-01 throw. Junior Cassie Hunter placed ninth in the event with a 60-01 throw. Hungate also placed seventh in shot put with a 25-03.00 throw. Burgin will be back on the track this weekend as they compete for state titles in their respective classes. The KHSAA State Track and Field Championships will be held at the University of Kentucky on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20.

For full story, pick up a copy of this week’s Harrodsburg Herald. 

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