Mercer’s Yeast Named High Scorer At West Jessamine Invitational
On Friday, April 28, the Mercer boys and girls track teams found success at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational at West Jessamine High School, competing amongst some of the top 3A schools in the state.
Freshman Teigh Yeast was named the girls high point scorer. Yeast accumulated 33 points with her first place triple jump (36’11.50), first place and personal record in the 400-meter run (58.72), second place in the 200-meter run (26.35) and fourth place in the 100-meter dash (13.1). Senior Jai Maria Piazza blew away her competition, winning the long jump of 18’2″ and the 300-meter hurdles (45.35). Sophomore Ralasia Piazza placed second in the high jump (4’8″). The girls team edged out host West Jessamine by one point, with 106 points.
The boys team won by 11 points over Woodford County.
Other key performances were senior Lindsay Jessie’s first place and personal best discus throw of 117. Jessie also scored points with her second-place shot put throw of 32’8″. Senior Beau Brown took first in the long jump (20’11”). Senior Lleyton Penn placed first in the shot put (53’09”). Junior Thaddeus Mays placed first in the triple jump (42’6″) and also leaped 20’0 for a second-place finish in the long jump. Sophomore Marshall Hart continued to run well in the 3200-meter run and placed second (9:50), breaking the school record once again.
“This meet gave us an opportunity to put some kids in different events to see how they would perform,” said Head Track Coach Terry Yeast. “We are still trying to figure things out to ensure we have our kids in the right events to maximize points. This was a long Friday night, however, and I am proud of our kids. Some had personal best and several were able to score points that contributed to our overall win.”