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Track Knights place well

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By Jesse Osbourne

Marion County finished second in the boys' competition and third in the girls' competition on Tuesday of last week at Boswell Stadium.

The boys scored 130.5 points and finished second behind Bardstown (208.5 points) in the field of nine teams. The girls scored 85 points and finished third behind Bardstown (174) and Taylor County (89.50) in the field of eight teams.

Shana Litsey and Natavia Young turned in two of the Lady Knights best individual performances. Litsey won the long jump (14 feet, 8 inches), and Young won the triple jump (30 feet, 2.5 inches).

Some other noteworthy performances by Marion County girls included a second-place finish for Roya Headley in the 400-meter dash (1:08.6), a third-place finish for Yajaira Almendra in the girl's 800-meter run (3:00) and a third-place finish in the girl's 4x400 meter relay (4:55).

On the boys side, Bryson Bell won the 100-meter dash (11.10 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (23.46 seconds). Kendall Taul leapt to first place in the long jump (20 feet, 5.5 inches) and a second-place finish in triple jump (39 feet, 8 inches).

The boys also claimed first in the 4x100 meter relay (45.90 seconds) and the 4x200 meter relay (1:39.70). Other noteworthy boys' performances included a third place finish for Buster Hazelwood in the 100-meter dash (11.5), a third-place finish for Scott Hunt in the 400-meter dash (58.10), a third-place finish in the 800-meter run by Matthew Mattingly (2:09), a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles by Timmy Dawson (46.00), a second place finish for the boy's 4x400 meter relay team (3:56.00) and a third place finish in boy's pole vault by Blake Blandford (seven feet, six inches).

The track team travels to Green County on Friday afternoon for the Deaton Classic.