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Fort Knox -- Eagles sprint into region track meet Friday

by Gavin LaPaille, Sports Editor

The Gold Standard
Fort Knox, Ky | May 9, 2014

   There's one person Kasaun James wants to beat at the Class A, Region Three track and field meet Friday: his older brother, Khari Saunders. If their last race is any indication, it should be a battle from start to finish. Saunders beat James by one-hundredth of a second  in the 200-meter dash at the team's most recent meet in Bardstown last week. This time, James hopes to be the one who crosses the line first.
   "He gives me push most definitely," Saunders said. "He's a hard worker like me. When I race him, I get the push I need."The brothers figure to be among the top qualifiers for the Fort Knox High School track and field team at the meet in Green County, as the Eagles try to keep their seasons alive and advance to the state meet. Several athletes have performed well this year, and could lead Fort Knox to a high place in both genders.
   "We hope to place at regionals in the top three," head coach Nicole Reuss said. "It's always cool when we know a lot more is at stake, like qualifying for state."For the girls, another set of siblings enter with high aspirations. Monica, Miriam and Tatiana Smith will compete for the Eagles in region and have the opportunity to advance. As the youngest of the trio and still more than a year removed from entering high school, Tatiana has proven tto be among the area's best distance runners and hopes to continue that trend this weekend.


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