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Bardstown's Hubbard, Green grab firsts at Shelby meet

March 27, 2012
Bardstown High School



Bardstown’s boys and girls scored top-five finishes to open the outdoor track season at Tuesday’s Shelby County All-Comers meet, with seniors Justin Hubbard and Caprisha Green picking up the Tigers’ only first-place results on the day.

The Bardstown girls got top-three finishes in seven events, including runner-up in the 4x400 relay and the high jump, where senior Allison Leachman cleared 4-10 to edge teammate Hannah Gootee, who placed third. Green picked up a first in the discus with a toss of 89-07 and was also fifth in the shot put.

Overall, the Tiger girls were fourth with 77 points, just four behind runner-up Oldham County, in the 16-team competition. North Oldham was first with 99 points.

On the boys’ side, Hubbard placed first with a high jump of 6-02 as the top Tiger performer of the day. Sophomore Brandon Price also had a strong meet, placing second in the 1600-meter run with a 4:52.56 time. He nearly grabbed runner-up in the 800, but his time of 2:08.28 was just .08 seconds short of second place.

The Tiger boys tallied 61 points to place fifth. Fort Knox was champion of the 18-team meet with 86 points, beating Trinity by two.

Bardstown’s boys had their best success in the relay events, placing fifth in the 4x400 and 4x200, fourth in the 4x100 and third in the 4x800. The Tigers also took fourth, fifth and sixth place in the triple jump, led by Dee Yocum in fourth, followed by Brandon Coulter and Dallion Goldring.

In girls’ action, junior Victoria Yocum was third in the 100 and 400, and the Tiger girls also placed third in the 4x200 relay.

The Tigers were in action over the weekend in the Harry Greschel Invitational at Christian Academy — Louisville; results were unavailable as of press time. Bardstown’s next meet is a home all-comers meet April 19.

 

Strong indoor season for Seaman

Bardstown product Michael Seaman, a pole vaulter for Samford University in Alabama, was recently named the Southern Conference’s Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Month for February following his third straight indoor conference championship.

Seaman’s 17-10 1/2 vault was a conference meet record — breaking his own previous mark — setting him up for his sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this month, where he earned first-team All-American honors by matching his conference mark. Seaman also competed at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, placing 10th overall as the only collegiate pole-vaulter in the meet.

Seaman has also gotten off to a good start in the outdoor season, posting an event-winning vault of 17-00 3/4 Friday at the Alabama Relays as Samford vaulters claimed three of the top four spots.

courtesy of Peter W. Zubaty and the Kentucky Standard.


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