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July 5, 2014

Commonwealth Journal 2014 All-County Track Team

Pulaski’s Austin Hyden named as Track Athlete of the Year

Somerset — This year’s 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track team was led by Pulaski County High School senior Austin Hyden.

Hyden capped off his senior year track season with a bang, by wining the Class AAA 400-meter state title (48.60).

Just a few days prior to his state title, Hyden stole the show at the Class AAA Region 7 Championships, by winning induvial regional titles in all four of the events he competed in – 400 meters, 200 meters, high jump and long jump.

Hyden won another state title this winter with a high jump (6’6”) win in the KTCCCA Indoor Track State Championships.

Hyden won invitational meet MVP honors in several of the meets he competed in this year, with wins in multiple events.

Hyden had nine first place finishes in the 400-meter dash this season, which included the state meet, region meet, Rockcastle Inv., Lake Cumberland Classic, Warrior Classic, Madison Central Inv., and the Wildcat Classic.

Likewise, Hyden had 10 top finishes in the high jump event, which included region meet, Rockcastle Inv., Pulaski Inv., Lake Cumberland Classic, Pulaski Spring Break, Warrior Classic, Madison Central Inv., state indoor and Williamsburg Frost Bite.

Two-time Commonwealth Journal Track Athlete of theYear and two-time state triple jump champion Maranda Mills made this year’s All-County track team. Mills, a junior at Somerset High School, has made the Commonwealth Journal All-County track team for her third straight time.

Although Mills fell short of winning her third straight Class A triple jump title, she still had a banner season which included two indoor state meet titles (high jump and triple jump) and multiple outdoor track invitational MVP awards – for being the meet’s top scorer.

Mills finished second in the state meet in three separate events. Mills finished second in the triple jump (35’5.5”), second in the long jump (16’8.2.5”) and second in the high jump (5’2”).

Mills garnered three regional titles with wins in the long jump, triple jump and high jump.

In 11 meets she competed in this season, Mills won  9 gold medals in the high jump, 9 gold medals in the long jump and 9 gold medals in the triple jump.

Somerset High School senior Cam Cheuvront blazed the track in the sprints again this season to make his third straight Commonwealth Journal All-County Team.

A former Class A 100-meter state champ and Commonwealth Journal Athlete of the Year, Cheuvront proved to be one of the best sprinters – regardlesss of Class – in the state.

Cheuvront placed second in the 100 meters at the Class A state meet with a 10.91 clocking. Up until that meet, Cheuvront was undefeated in the 100 meters for the season with 8 straight wins. Cheuvront’s most impressive 100-meters win came in the prestigious Eastern Relays, where he won (10.99) against some of the top sprinters in the southeastern United States.

Cheuvront won Class A Region 6 individual titles in the 100 meters (10.99) and the 200 meters (22.8).

In only his second attempt at the event this season, Cheuvront finished third in the 200 meters at state  meet with a  time of 22.38.

Pulaski County High School senior Mason Blevins, once again, dominated the long distance runs in the local area and was threat to win most of the statewide long distance running events.

Blevins finished sixth in the Class AAA state  meet 3200-meter run with a 9:35.24.

Blevins set a school record in the 5,000-meter run (15:42.12) with a win in the Pulaski Spring Break Meet.

Blevins finished third in the 1600-meter run in the Class AAA Region 7 meet with a 4:28.04 clocking and finished second in the 3200-meter run with a 9:43.41 clocking.

Blevins finished runner-up in the KTCCCA indoor state meet 3000-meter run with a 9:12.06 clocking.

Pulaski County High School senior Kaleb Rowe was the king of the horizontal leaps, as he set a school record in the triple jump with a best of 45’8.5.”

Rowe, who finished runner up in last year’s state meet triple jump, placed seventh in this year’s state triple jump (44’02.75”) and sixth in the long jump (21’01.5”) .

Rowe won the Class AAA Region triple jump, placed second in the long jump and finished third in the 400 meters.

Rowe won the state meet indoor title in the triple jump with a best of 43’11”. Rowe won nine gold medals in the triple jump and four gold medals in the long jump this season.

Southwestern High School junior Jordan Carrington had a great 2014 track season, but he saved his best performance for the last race of the year.

Carrington, who bettered his personal best by nearly 10 seconds, turned in a blazing 4:27.02 in the Class AAA State meet and was rewarded with a seventh place finish in the star-studded field.

Throughout the year, Carrington won gold medals in the 1600 meter run in the Pulaski Inv., the Boyle County Inv., and the Tommy Smith Inv.

The youngest member of the 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County track team, Southwestern High School freshman Cassi Reed qualified for the state meet in two different events.

Reed placed second in the Class AAA Region 7 800-meter run with a 2:27.57, placed third in the high jump (4’8”) and placed third in the 1600-meter run (5:42.58).

Reed finished 13th in the Class AAA state meet 800-meter run with a personal best of 2:25.51.

Reed won gold medals in the Lake Cumberland Classic 1600 meters, the Williamsburg Frost Bite long jump and the Tommy Smith Inv. triple jump.

Reed had runner-up finishes in the Tommy Smith Inv. 1600 meters, Pulaski Inv. 800 meters, Heart of the Bluegrass 800 meters, Lake Cumberland Classic 800 meters, Lake Cumberland Classic high jump and the Tommy Smith Inv. high jump.

 

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