HALL OF FAME
TRACK AND FIELD: Bardstown boys win region title
May 19, 2014Bardstown High School
Smith, Price, Shrewsbury all grab event wins
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Bardstown’s boys fought through a long Class 2A Region 2 meet Tuesday that was punctuated with weather delays, finally emerging after midnight with the team region crown in their first year since moving up from 1A.
The Tigers outdistanced a tough South Warren squad, 110-101, on the strength of outstanding depth, earning two firsts and 20 medals in 16 events, with both Bardstown entrants scoring in five of the events. Thomas Nelson placed ninth in the boys’ competition, while Nelson County was 11th. The Tigers got six automatic qualifiers into next week’s state meet, while Jarrett Mattingly (2nd in the 3200) claimed the lone automatic berth for the Generals. Several others figure to qualify by way of at-large berths once all the regionals have completed.
In girls’ action, Bardstown’s lone region champion came from Halay Shrewsbury in the high jump, as she edged runner-up Evelyn Tichenor of Thomas Nelson. Both jumpers cleared 4-10, with Shrewsbury having one fewer miss.
The Bardstown girls placed sixth overall, with Nelson County eighth and Thomas Nelson 11th. Elizabethtown was the runaway winner of the girls’ competition. The Cardinals had two automatic qualifiers, while the Tigers and Generals had one apiece.
The Class 2A State Meet is Friday, May 23, at the University of Kentucky.
Bardstown — The Tiger boys were led by the usual crew of high-scoring upperclassmen, with seniors JayQuez Smith and Brandon Price grabbing the event wins.
Price ran down LaRue County’s Adam Sandidge in a thrilling stretch run to win the 1,600 and also grabbed second in the 800, and he figures to also qualify in the 400, where he placed third.
Smith easily won the discus by more than 11 feet, uncorking a 135-06 throw. Teammate Julian Rogers was third in the event, as well as placing third in the shot put, where Luke Cecil also medaled.
Dallan Goldring was runner-up in the hurdles at 110 and 300 meters and also placed second in the triple jump, where Devin Cummings also medaled. Gavin Coral placed second and C.J. Hennesy was third in the long jump, and Coral was also third in the 200.
Bardstown — The Tigers medaled in all four relay events and eight events total. Mercedes Elder placed third in the triple jump