Local track athletes named All-State 

The local area was well represented when the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their 2021 Track & Field All-State Teams on Monday afternoon.

From Somerset High School, Kendall Burgess, Madison Garland and Grayson Turner were named first team All-State. From Pulaski County High School, Maddy Dunn, the Pulaski County girls 400-meter relay team, and the Pulaski County girls 800-meter relay team were named first team All-State.

Named second team KTCCCA All-State were Somerset's Emily Ham, Somerset's Grayson Turner, Somerset's Kendall Burgess, Somerset's Lexie Herndon, Pulaski County's Maddy Dunn, and the Pulaski County girls 1600-meter relay team.

Somerset senior Kendall Burgess was named first team Class A All-State in the long jump, triple jump and 100-meter dash. Burgess won state titles in all three of these events, and is the two-time defending state champ in the long jump and triple jump events. Burgess was the girls program's first 100 meters state champ.

Pulaski County senior Maddy Dunn was named first team Class AAA All-State in the 100-meter dash. Dunn became the Lady Maroons' first-ever state champion in the 100-meter dash.

The Pulaski County girls 800-meter relay team of Maddy Dunn, Shelby Cothron, Morgan Bruin and Abbee Coomer were named Class AAA first team All-State with their state title win. Dunn, Cothron, Bruin and Coomer were also named Class AAA All-State first team All-State in the 400-meter relay for their second state relay title of the day on Saturday.

Somerset senior Madison Garland was named first team Class A All-State in the shot put. Garland became the program's first-ever shot put state champion.

Somerset junior Grayson Turner was named first team Class A All-State in the long jump and triple jump. Turner had state runner-up finishes in both the long jump and the triple jump in Thursday's Class A State Track & Field Championships.

Somerset junior Emily Ham was named second team Class A All-State in the triple jump. Ham placed third in the state in the triple jump event.

Somerset junior Grayson Turner was named second team Class A All-State in the boys 100-meter dash and the 110-meter hurdles. Turner placed third in the state in the 100 meters and the 110 hurdles.

Somerset senior Lexie Herndon was named second team Class A All-State in the girls high jump. Herndon placed third in the Class A state high jump event on Thursday.

Somerset senior Kendall Burgess was named second team Class A All-State in the girls 200-meter dash. Burgess placed fourth in the Class A state meet in the 200 meters.

The Pulaski County girls 1600-meter relay team of Shelby Cothron, Morgan Bruin, Alex Cundiff, and Maggie Holt were named second team Class AAA All-State. Cothron, Bruin, Cundiff, and Holt placed third in the state in the 4x400 relay event.

STEVE CORNELIUS is the CJ Sports Editor and can be reached at sports@somerset-kentucky.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CJSportseditor.

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