LONDON – The Somerset High School girls track team notched another invitational victory, as they captured the South Laurel Invitational on Friday. The Lady Jumpers scored a team meet best fo 110 points to take the gold trophy, while Pulaski County girls finished runner-up with 101 points. Southwestern girls placed eighth with 45 points.
Somerset High School senior Kendall Burgess was the meet's top scorer with a perfect 40 points, as the defending two-time state champion won all four of her individual events.
Burgess won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.86, won the 200-meter dash in a time of 26.59, won the long jump with a best leap of 18'8.25", and won the triple jump with a best mark of 37'6".
Pulaski County High School sophomore Alex Cundiff won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.9.
Pulaski County girls 400-meter relay team of Maddy Dunn, Morgan Bruin, Shelby Cothron, and Abbee Coomer won with a time of 50.87.
Pulaski Country girls 800-meter relay team of Emma Midden, Emma Coomer, Abbee Comer and Kenzie Cupp won with a time of 1:55.13.
Pulaski County girls 1600-meter relay team of Morgan Bruin, Alex Cundiff, Maggie Holt, and Shelby Cothron won with a time of 4:13.82.
Southwestern girls 3200-meter relay team of Kate Golden, Olivia Huff, Madeline Peterson and Bekah Clark placed second with a time of 10:51.9.
Top finishers for Pulaski County High School were Maddy Dunn - 100 meters 2nd - 12.87, Morgan Bruin - 100 meters 3rd - 13.60, Alex Cundiff - 1600 meters 2nd - 5:35.3, Shelby Cothron - 400 meters 2nd - 61.67, Maggie Holt - 300 hurdles 2nd - 51.43, Kannon Cundiff, 800 meters 2nd - 2:04.1, Morgan Bruin - 200 meters 3rd - 27.54, Maggie Bertram - 3200 meters 3rd - 13:00.2, and Clint Woods - high jump 2nd - 5'8".
Top finishers for Southwestern High School were Kate Golden - 800 meters 2nd - 2:32.7, and Ethan Ware - long jump 3rd - 18'10.5".
Top finishers for Somerset High School were Emily Ham - 100 hurdles 2nd - 18.59, Madison Garland - 100 hurdles 3rd - 19.34, Grayson Turner - 100 meters 2nd - 12.06, Lexie Herndon - high jump 2nd - 4'10", Daniel Richardson - high jump 3rd - 5'6", Lucy McArthur - pole vault 2nd - 7'0", and Madison Garland - shot put 2nd - 33'3".
In the boys rankings, Pulaski County and Southwestern tied for fifth place with 51 points, while Somerset boys scored 18 points.
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