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Knox High School runners compete in Bruins relays

by Chantel Daniel

The GoldStandard
Fort Knox, KY | March 15, 2018

The Fort Knox High School Eagles Track and Field Team took strong finishes during competition at the Bruins Relays in Central Hardin High School Saturday.
In the Eagles first outdoor meet, they faced off against area competition from more than 12 other schools as well as unusually cold winter conditions. By the end of the meet, they walked away with four individual school best records and strong seventh place finishes for both the boys and the girls.
Overall, the boys competed against 13 others teams; the girls, against 12.
In the unified 400-meter dash, James Daniel and Jacob Daniel placed fourth with a time of 1:51.56. In the unified 100 meter dash, they took fourth with a time of 26.51.

For the girls’ side, Saleia Porter broke the school record in the 300 meter dash by placing first out of 27 runners with a time of 42.19. In the girls 1000 meter run, Seniah Porter placed ninth out of 13 runners with a time of 4:22.83.

The girls 800 sprint medley relay team, consisting of Marissa Wells, Kenteria Jarrett, Sage Tudryn and Sadie LeBlanc, earned fourth out of 10 teams with a time of 2:10.30. In the girls’ 1000 sprint medley, Wells, Jarrett, Tudryn and Porter placed first out of 12 teams with a time of 2:31.34. In the girls 1600 sprint medley, Wells, Seniah Porter, Saleia Porter and LeBlanc placed sixth out of 13 teams with a time of 4:56.59.

Out in the field for the girls, Jarrett placed third in the long jump out of five jumpers with a jump of 11-11.00.

For the boys’ side, Michael Velazquez broke the school record when he placed fifth out of 13 runners with a time of 10:37.22. In the 300 meter dash, Jasiah Tudryn broke the school record and earned fifth out of 26 runners with a time of 39.48.

In the 1-mile run, Jabari Jackson placed fifth out of 20 runners with a time of 5:18.32.

The boys’ 1000 sprint medley relay team, consisting of Josh DeRivas, Nasir Vincent, Geoffrey Gradney and Tudryn, placed second out of 17 teams with a time of 2:09.68. In the boys distance medley relay, Taj Haith, Jackson, Christopher Wooten and Devon Buddie placed eighth out of 12 teams with a time of 12:50. The boys 800 sprint medley team, with DeRivas, Wooten, Maleeq Walters and Jeremy Remble, placed eighth out of 15 teams with a time of 1:48.93.

Out in the field for the boys, Walters broke the school record and placed first out of 16 throwers with a throw of 105-02 in the turbo javelin. In the shot put, Walters placed second out of 24 throwers with throw of 41-05. For the discus throw, Walters placed second out of 25 throwers with a throw of 112-08.

In the long jump, Vincent placed sixth out of 14 jumpers with a jump of 14-11.

The Eagles’ next track and field meet will again be on the road, to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, March 22, where they will compete in the Reverse Rumble.

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