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Tilghman athletes claim a pair of 2A state track and field titles | Sports

By on June 4, 2022 0

LEXINGTON — Paducah Tilghman and Calloway County High Schools met with the remaining Class 2A schools from across the state in Lexington for the state championship track meet on Friday.

At this point, the Calloway County women’s team won the area athletics competition and the Tilghmans won the men’s portion of the event, hosted by Tilghman on 14 May.

Several Tilghman athletes have battled to defend state championships they have won in the past, while some have won the top prize after finishing second last season. One such athlete to have improved from last season’s results is Tilghman senior sprinter Luke Birdsong. He was crowned second last season in the men’s 100 meters and this year took first place with a time of 10.70.

“It’s almost emotional,” Birdsong said. “This is my sixth year on the Tilghman High School track team for Coach Wyatt and it’s very emotional, it doesn’t hit me now but it will later. did I come here to do and I did it.

One event where the Tilghmans fought hard to defend their previous state championship spot was the women’s 4X100 meter relay team. Not only did the girls claim first place for the second year in a row, but they also gained time from last year’s race. They won first place with a time of 49.36.

“This relay team, we’re really special girls,” said race anchor Diamond Gray. “Coach Wyatt always told us to work hard in competitions and in practices and I’m really proud of us for winning the four-by-one and getting the state title.”

Here are all of the results for Paducah Tilghman and Calloway County athletes:

Girls Paducah Tilghman

Jaaliyah Biggers took ninth place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.64, took third place in the triple jump with a score of 34-11.25 and placed 22nd in the long jump with a 14-1 ,5. Maisie Harris placed 11th in the 100 meter Dash, running it in 12.66, placed 22nd in the 200 meter Dash (27.89) and also ran as part of the relay times.

Kauri Whitfield took 16th place in the 100 meter hurdles (18.33) and 21st place in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 54.57. Diamond Gray also finished 14th in the 300 hurdles, running it in 50.08, and was also a member of the relay teams.

In the 4X100 meter relay, the 4X200 meter relay team finished seventh with a time of 1:48.12.

Dasia Garland placed ninth in the long jump with a distance of 15-11.75 and fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 34-10.75. Jaelynn Carver Smith was the only girl in the throwing competition. She placed 15th in Discus with a distance of 84-10 and 14th, throwing 28-11.25.

Tilghman Boys

In addition to first place in the 100 meters for Birdsong, he also took 22nd place (24.28) in the 200 meters and was a member of relay teams.

Kylen Ware placed ninth in the 400 meters Dash (51.83) and Liam Black placed 15th and 19th in the 1600 meters and 3200 meters with times of 4:45.67 and 10:57.86. Luke Watkins placed 12th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.27.

Three relay teams competed in the championship on Friday, all placing in the top 10. The 4X100 took second place and was crowned second with a time of 43.26, the 4X200 took third place (1:31, 28) and the 4X400 took ninth place (3:35.44).

Jequan Warren took ninth place in the high jump with a height of 6-0, while Camden Marshall and Landon Fitzgerald placed seventh and 14th in the long jump with distances of 21-3 and 19-4.25 respectively .

Jsean Tyler and Fitzgerald took second and eighth places in the triple jump with distances of 43-10.25 and 41-7.75.

Dale Young took eighth place in the pole vault with a height of 11-0, Riley Darnell took 19th place in the discus with a distance of 118-7 and Jt Adams took sixth place in the shot put with a distance of 43-3.75.

Calloway Girls

McKenzie Davis placed seventh in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 12.61 and 26.12. Reese Settle placed 17th and 18th in the 1600 and 800 meter races with times of 5:56.80 and 2:40.54 respectively.

Olivia Miles placed 20th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:06.84, Bella Swain ran the 3200 meters in 14:06.75 for 21st place and Sydney Naber placed 20th in the 100 meters hurdles, in 18.73.

Four relay teams competed for Calloway County. They placed 7th in the 4X100, 10th in the 4X200, 14th in the 4X800 and 20th in the 4X400.

Alex Rodgers placed fifth in the high jump (5-0), McKenzie Love placed 19th in the long jump (15-3.5) and Sayde Lowe placed eighth in the pole vault (8 -0). Emily Brunn placed 23rd in the discus throw (72-8) and Lydia Bell placed 23rd in the shot put (25-7).

Calloway Boys

Cohen McCartney placed 19th in the 400 meters (53.88), Dominic Cashion placed 20th in the 800 meters (2:13.68) and Daniel Puckett placed 12th in the 3,200 meters (10:24.12 ), while Tate Weatherley placed 10th in the 110. Meters Hurdles (16.90).

Four relay teams also competed on the boys’ side. They placed 11th in the 4X800 relay, 14th in the 4X100, 18th in the 4X400 and 21st in the 4X200.

Gabriel Carson placed 15th in the long jump (18-8.25) and Luke Cullop placed 18th in the discus (118-9).