By Stephen Smoot
The second meet of the season saw the Wildcat track and field teams once again traveling to Mineral County. This time, the squad found blue skies and much warmer temperatures. “I was pleased with everyone’s progression,” Coach Chris Wilburn explained, adding that he was happy with their performance. “Good weather. Good effort,” he said.
Isaiah Lockard placed sixth and set a personal record with a time of 12.63 in the 100 meters. Gabriel Harvey then took ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.25. Lockard also took fourth place with a personal best time of 57.07 in the 400 meter. Logan Fisher also set a personal best time in this event with a 1:06.48.
Titus Nulph legged out a personal best time of 2:19.14, placing sixth in the 800 meter. Marcus Smith took 11th with a personal best of 2:39.13, while Fisher scored a personal best time of 2:40.40 and placing 13th. In the 1600-meter race, Gage Sites-Woods took sixth and set a season record of 5:18.19. Nulph came in close behind, placing eighth and setting a personal record of 5:20.17.
The 3200-meter race saw Thunder Gill set a personal record of 11:07.69 while taking seventh place. Fisher and Lockard also set personal records in the event, placing 11th and 12th and 14.20.50 and 14.26.12, respectively.
Sawyer Apple set a personal record of 18.29 in the 110-meter hurdles while also setting a personal best in the 300-meter version of 49.15 on the way to placing fourth. Wildcat runners Apple, Lockard, Harvey, and Sites-Woods claimed second place in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 4:07.20
The 4×800 also saw Pendleton County taking second place as the team of Gill, Sites-Woods, Smith, and Nulph set a 9:33.30 pace.
In shot put, Sites-Woods set a season record and took third place with a 37-11.50. Evan Teter came in seventh with a 30-9:00, a personal best, followed by Ryland Copley in 10th place with a 28-4.00, Andres Mowery with a 20-02.00 in 16th, and Victor Rhodes throwing for a personal best at 16-11.00 in 17th place.
Teter set a personal best in discus with an 87-07, good enough for fourth place. Copley came right behind in sixth with an 86-06. Mowery took 12th with a personal best of 61.08 and Rhodes set a personal best with a 41-02. Pendleton County dominated the high jump with Apple taking first with a 5-08.00. Harvey set a personal best claiming second place with a 5-04.00.
In the long jump, Harvey took fifth and set a personal best mark of 15-06.00. He was followed by Smith, also setting a season record with a distance of 14-07.00.
The Wildcat girl runners also competed strongly and set a number of personal and season bests at Frankfort. Laney Sites-Woods set her personal best mark at 14.31 and finished second in the 100 meters. Riley Apple took fourth and ran a 31.69, followed by fifth-place finisher Laney Sites-Woods who set a personal best at 31.82. Aubree Keiter earned 11th place with a 34.00, setting a personal best. Brynlynn Waggy and Emma Hartman finished 13th and 14th, timing at 34.57 and 35.51 respectively, both setting personal bests. Addie Rexrode set a season best mark with a 36.85.
In the 400 meters, Laney Sites-Woods took sixth, setting a personal best at 1:13.47. Keiter finished right behind in seventh place with a personal best time of 1:14.66. Waggy placed 15th and also set a personal best time of 1:19.44. Following her in 16th was Hartman at 1:20.03. Rexrode seized fifth place in the 800 meters, setting her personal best at 3:10.28.
The 100-meter hurdles race saw Riley Apple take fifth with a time of 19.47. She took first in the 300-meter hurdles with a mark of 54.06. Pendleton County’s 4×400 relay team of Laney Sites-Woods, Hartman, Waggy, and Keiter took fourth place with a time of 5:18.93.
BreAnna Wolfe took eighth place in shot put with a 20-150 mark, then set a season record throwing the discus 64-09 for a fifth-place finish. Waggy earned a second-place finish in high jump with a personal record height of 4-02.00. Hartman placed third with a jump of 4-00.00 and Rexrode set a 3-10.00 mark. In the long jump, Riley Apple placed second with a distance of 12-03.50.