Commonwealth Journal


March 26, 2009

Trio of Pulaski tracksters double up in Somerset All-Comers track meet

Somerset — The 2009 outdoor track season kicked off this week at Somerset’s Joan Spurlock Track Complex, and already three Pulaski track members showed off their athletic prowess by winning multiple events.

Pulaski junior Chris Muse leaped his way to a pair of field event victories and finished second in a hurdle event. Muse won the long jump with a best leap of 18’10” and he won the triple jump with a best of 40’2”. Muse finished second in the 110-meter hurdles.

Paige Ingram has not even entered high school yet, but she is already giving the varsity girls a lesson in long distance running. Ingram capped off the ‘distance double’ by winning the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:03.0 and the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:34.7.

Pulaski strongman Daryn Meece flexed his muscle in the two throwing events. Meece won the shot put event with a best of 43’2.75”. Nobody even came close to challenging Meece in the discus event, as his 120’11” best was over 26 feet better than his nearest competitor.

The Pulaski boys came away with the team victory by scoring 172.33 points, while Southwestern finished second with 133 points. Somerset boys finished third with 82.33 points.

Visiting Leslie County won the girls division with 179 points. Southwestern finished third with 93.5 points, Pulaski finished fourth with 91 points and Somerset finished fifth with 73.5 points.

Somerset’s Maria Kerr won the 800-meter run with a winning time of 2:41.0. Kerr finished fourth in the 1600-meter run.

Southwestern’s indoor state pole vault champ, Kotey Crowe continued her winning ways with a win in the girls pole vault. Crowe won with a best height clearance of 8’6”. Crowe also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles.

Pulaski sprinter Winston Hines won out over 85 other competitors in the boys 100-meter dash with a best of 11.50 seconds.

Southwestern’s Mason Douglas won the 200-meter race with a clocking of 24.00 seconds. Douglas finished ninth in the 100 meters and was a member of the Warriors’ winning 800-meter and 400-meter relay teams.

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