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The Marion County High School track team opened its season March 12 by traveling to Nelson County, which was hosting its first track meet since 2000. The girls team finished seventh overall with seven points, and the boys team finished sixth with 49 points.
“I thought our kids did a great job in some adverse weather,” Marion County Coach Keith Brown said, “The meet was the first one of the season and had a few glitches to work through, but our kids responded well. Hopefully by late April, we will be hitting the marks we need.”
Individual results for the girls’ team are as follows:
Girls 100 meter dash; Meredith Bartley, 8th, 14.26; Shampaigne Brown; 9th, 14.31; Girls 400 meter run; Hope Riggs, 11th, 1:16.40, Morgan Avritt, 12th, 1:16.84; Madison Avritt, 14th, 1:18.54.
Relay results for the girls’ team are as follows:
Girls 4x200 meter relay, Hope Riggs, Shampaigne Brown, Shy Camp, Meredith Bartley, 6th, 2:04.46; Girls 4x800 meter relay, Morgan Avritt, Madison Avritt, Mary Helen Hamilton, Rae Mills, 4th, 12:45:51.
Individual results for the boys’ team are as follows:
Boys 100 meter dash, Justin Dawson, 2nd, 11.83, Rico Floyd, 18th, 12.62; Boys 400 meter run, Justin Dawson, 6th, 56.49, Satchel Tatum, 10th, 57.34, Rico Floyd, 15th, 1:00.07, Brooks Divine, 17th, 1:01.07, Samaad Bouie, 20th, 1:01.45; Boys 1600 meter run, Ty Divine, 17th, 5:48.05, Justin Overstreet, 22nd, 6:32.89; Boys 110 meter hurdles, Brooks Divine, 1st, 16.10, Boys long jump, Brooks Divine, 1st, 19’7”, Justin Dawson, 4th, 17’11.5”, Boys triple jump, Brooks Divine, 2nd, 39’4”, Boys shot put, Tyron Sickles, 17th, 28’2.5”, Ryan Thompson, 18th, 27’2.5”; Boys discus throw, Ryan Thompson, 4th, 87’4”, Tyron Sickles, 16th, 47’0”.
Relay results for the boys’ team are as follows:
Boys 4x800 meter relay, Satchel Tatum, Justin Overstreet, Alex Espinoza, Ty Divine, 5th, 10:14.79.