By Chantal Daniel, Fort Knox News Contributing WriterApril 7, 2017
On Friday the Fort Knox High School Eagles' track and field team traveled to Central Hardin High School for second time this season to compete in the Central Hardin Bruins Invitational.
The Eagles had their work cut out for them as they competed against 11 other schools in cold and windy conditions on the track, but that didn't interfere or stop the team from bringing home a trophy.
The boys' team placed first out of 12 teams, and the girls' team placed second out of 13 teams. Eagles' senior Nate Callison received an award for Outstanding Overall Male Athlete and Eagles' sophomore Alexandra Lawson received an award for Outstanding Overall Female Athlete of the meet.
In the unified 400-meter dash freshman James Daniel and eighth-grader Joshua Daniel earned an individual medal for their third place run with a time of 1 minute, 20.93 seconds. In the unified 100-meter dash James and Joshua also earned an individual medal by placing third with a time of 19.94.
On the girls' side Lawson, junior Jenna Doehring, sophomore Kenny Starks, junior Kayla Reynolds, and seventh-grader Sage Tudryn won a medal or medals by placing in the top three in one or more of their events.
The girls' 4x800 relay team consisted of Claire Donohue, Doehring, Hannah Miller and Haylie Garcia placed ninth with a time of 12:17.63. In the 100-meter hurdles Lawson placed first with a time of 15.76 and sophomore Abby Donohue placed sixth with a time of 19.43.
The girls' 4x100 meter relay team of Zniah Stokes, Madelyn Wible, Marissa Wells and Tudryn placed seventh with a time of 56.56. In the 1600-meter run freshman Ivette Villapando placed 15th with a time of 7:37.78. The girls' 4x200 relay team of Taylor Nordman, Abby, Wible and Tudryn placed fourth with a time of 1:56.48. In the 100-meter dash Lawson broke the school record and placed first with a time of 12.45. In the 200-meter dash Lawson placed first with a time 26.09 and Tudryn placed third with a time of 29.12. In the 400-meter dash Doehring placed second with a time of 1:07.46 and Nordman placed eighth with a time of 1:14.67.
In the 300-meter hurdles Lawson placed first with a time of 48.15 and Abby placed fifth with a time of 57.90. The girls' 4x400 meter relay team of Doehring, Garcia, Miller and Nordman placed fifth with a time of 4:53.06.
The girls were also successful in the field events. Reynolds placed third in the triple jump with a jump of 27-10 � inches and freshman Jamya Meekins placed eighth in the long jump with a jump of 12 feet. In the high jump Doehring placed third by clearing a height of 4-10 and sophomore Kaitlyn Cornes placed fourth by clearing a height of 4-08. For the disc Starks placed sixth with a throw of 65-05. In the turbo javelin Kenny Starks placed first in the turbo javelin with a throw of 59-07, and junior Delano Amaya placed eighth with throw of 41-06.
For the boys seniors Nate Callison, Ahlec Santiago and Kamoni Green, sophomore Orlando Rojas, junior Geoffrey Gradney brought home a medal or medals by placing in the top three in at least one or more of their events. Callison placed first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.25 and Josh DeRivas placed sixth with a time of 11.66. In the 1600-meter run Orlando Rojas placed second with a time of 4:51.66 and Freshman Yadiel Rojas placed eighth with a time of 5:10.50. The boys' 4x800 relay team of Joseph Daniel, Christian Hart, John Vogel and Jarrod Reiter placed seventh with a time of 9:35.15. In the 3200-meter run Orlando placed first with a time of 10:42.89 and Yadiel placed fifth with a time of 11:31.06. The boys' 4x100 relay team of Santiago, Craig Perches, Josh DeRivas and Callison placed first with a time of 44.68. In the 200-meter dash Gradney placed second with a time of 23.88. The boys' 4x200 relay team of Callison, Santiago, Geoffrey and Perches placed first with a time of 1:34.50. In the 110-meter hurdles junior Alex Eklund placed fourth with a time of 18.38 and senior Cory Davis placed eighth with a time of 20.38. For the 300-meter hurdles Eklund placed fifth with a time 47.45. In the 800-meter run Vogel placed eighth with a time 2:20.28. In the 400-meter dash Green placed third with a time of 53.83 and Christian Acevedo placed fifth with a time of 55.22. The boys 4x400-relay team of Cole Wilson, Juan, Christian and Green placed third with a time of 3:44.96.
In the boys' field events Callison placed first in the long jump with a jump of 20-06 and Santiago placed second with a jump of 20-02 and first in the triple jump with a jump of 40-00 and Sidney Gradney placed fifth with a jump of 35-01. In the shot put junior Malleeq Walters placed third with throw of 42-04.25 and senior Christian Castro placed fourth with a throw of 40-05. In the discus throw Walters placed sixth with a throw of 98-02 and sophomore Malik Crumlin placed eighth with a throw of 78-10. In the high jump senior Zach Loiselle placed fourth with a jump of 5-04. To close out the field events Walters broke the school record by placing first with a throw of 102-06 in the turbo javelin.
The Eagles next track and field meet will be Tuesday when they will travel to Bardstown, Kentucky to compete in the Thomas Nelson All-Comers Meet.