HALL OF FAME
Tiger boys, girls win meet
April 27, 2012Bardstown High School
Bardstown scored wins by its boys’ and girls’ squads in the Tigers’ season-opening home meet Thursday, with junior Victoria Yocum leading the charge with a clean sweep of the girls’ sprint events.
Yocum had a relatively easy time in her events, capturing the 100-meter dash in 12.66, besting Nelson County sophomore Brianna Harmon’s 13.04 runner-up mark. In the 200, Yocum’s 26.03 smashed the field by almost two full seconds, and was just two-tenths of a second shy of the school record. In the 400 — the event Yocum won a state championship in as an eighth-grader — she covered the course in 1:01.74 to top classmate Karis Rogers by almost three full seconds.
Overall, the Tiger girls gathered 199 points in the eight-team meet, outdistancing runner-up Elizabethtown’s 142 points. Nelson County was third with 113, while Bethlehem was seventh with six points.
In boys’ competition, Bardstown’s 159 1/2 points held off North Bullitt’s 134 in second. Nelson County was fourth with 113, just a point behind third-place Elizabethtown. Bethlehem was seventh with nine points.
The Bardstown boys picked up wins in five events, including sophomore Brandon Price’s winning 4:36.14 time in the 1600-meter run. Price nearly made it a trifecta, anchoring the winning 4x800 relay squad but falling just .34 shy of North Bullitt’s Micheal Dowell in the 800.
The Tiger boys also got wins from Dallion Goldring in the 300 hurdles and Ben Beam in the pole vault. Justin Hubbard captured the high jump for Bardstown, edging out runner-up Trey White of Nelson County.
White had a standout meet as well, winning the long jump (19-05) and triple jump (40-00).
Overall, Bardstown’s girls grabbed wins in eight events, including the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Hanna Gootee edged teammate Allison Leachman to win the high jump, and Sydney Pohlman captured the triple jump. Caprisha Green crushed the field in the discus with a 90-05 toss, and was runner-up in the shot put.
Nelson County’s Daniella Godenzi won the 3200 by nearly 40 seconds, and Harmon picked up a first in the 100 hurdles.
Local teams are in action Monday in the Elizabethtown All-Comers meet.