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Last week was the last hurrah for the Marion County High School track team before they enter post-season competitions.
The track team traveled to the Bardstown Invitational on Thursday of last week. The girls team claimed eighth place out of 11 teams with 33 points while the boys team finished seventh out of 12 teams with 45 points.
Both squads competed against area schools and Louisville based schools in the competition. Elizabethtown was the overall winner on the girls side, finishing with 164 points. Bardstown dominated on the boys' side, nearly doubling the points of the second place team. They finished with 165.5 points.
Jermaine Porter finished third in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet and one-half inch.
Kendall Taul finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 38 feet, 11-and-one-half inches.
Chris Means won the shot put event with a distance of 48 feet, eight inches.
Means placed second in the discus throw with a distance of 128 feet, eight inches.
On Tuesday of last week the track team hosted the Heartland Athletic Conference competition.
The Lady Knights finished third out of six teams with 92 points. Green County won the overall event with 177 points.
The Knights finished second out of six teams with 117 points. Green County won the overall event with 142 points.
Shana Litsey finished third in the girls 100-meter dash with a time of 13.2 seconds.
Amber Hall finished fourth in the girls 400-meter with a time of 1:16.26.
Erin Ballard finished fourth in the girls 1600 with a time of 6:57.0.
Hannah O'Daniel finished fourth in the girls 3200 with a time of 13:20.14.
Taura Miles finished second in the girls 100 hurdles with a time of 19.6 seconds.
Marion County claimed third place in the girls 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relay. They took second in the 4 x 800.
Shana Litsey took third in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet, five-and-a-half inches.
Shakyra Young took home first place in the triple jump with a distance of 27 feet and nine inches.
Desirae Coacanougher finished second in the discus throw with a distance of 74 feet. Amber Downs took fourth with 68 feet, seven inches.
On the boys side, Buster Hazelwood finished fourth in the 100 at 11.5 seconds.
Jon-Peter Lee took fourth in the 400 at 59.9.
Matthew Mattingly finished third in the 800 at 2:22.3. Mattingly also claimed third in the 1600 at 5:05.4.
Timmy Dawson took third in the 110 hurdles at 18.1.
Dawson took fourth in the 300 hurdles at 48.6.
Marion County claimed third place in the 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 200 relay and the 4 x 800 relay.
Jermaine Porter finished second in the high jump at five feet, four inches. Brooks Devine took fourth in the same event with four feet, 10 inches.
Porter won the pole vault event with eight feet, six inches.
Kendall Taul took third in the long jump at 19 feet, six inches. Porter took fourth with 19 feet, four inches.
Porter took third and Taul took fourth in the triple jump with jumps of 39 feet, five-and-a-half inches and 37 feet, 10-and-one-quarter inches respectively.
Chris Means won the shot put and discus throw events with throws of 48 feet, five inches and 118 feet.
MCHS will also host the region track meet on May 16. The events kick off at 11 a.m. and will conclude sometime around 4 p.m.