West sets four new records at Bryan Station Invitational
The West Jessamine boys and girls track teams were up against what coach Jason Moncer called the best competition they’ve faced collectively this year.
And the Colts didn’t shy away.
The girls team placed seventh out of 23 teams, breaking two school records along the way, and the boys team finished 14th out of 21 teams, with Jamesy Swentzel setting two new school records.
Klara Morgan broke the school record in the shot put with a throw of 32 feet, 7 inches. The girls 4X400-meter relay team of Madison Hawley, Anna Hylen, Isabel Peterson and Ella Miller also set a school record with a run of 4 minutes, 20.57 seconds
Swentzel broke his own record in the long jump with a jump of 22-4 1/2. He set the school record in the 100 with a time of 11.15 seconds, which is also the second fastest time in Jessamine County history.
While those were the only school records set, there were numerous other personal records or season best times recorded.
Katie Winter set a season best in the 100, finishing 15th in 13.82 seconds, and teammate Megan Voohrees also set a season best with a time of 13.86 seconds.
Voorhees was second in the pole vault with a height of 10-0 and ninth in the long jump with a leap of 15-0.
Winter established a new personal record in the 200 with a time of 28.90 seconds, as did teammate Isabelle Miller with a time of 30.17 seconds.
Hawley finished 10th in the 400 with a time of 1:04.02, and Ella Miller set a personal record with a run of 1:05.23.
Bethany Hamilton, already the county record-holder in the 3200, set a new personal record in the 800 (2:39.53). Hannah Hopkins also set a personal record with a time of 2:48.41.
Hamilton finished the 1600 in 5:53.33, and Hannah Hopkins set a new personal record with a time of 6:13.19.
Meredith Crockett was 10th in the 3200, crossing the line in 14:00.82.
Anna Hylen set new personal records in both hurdles events, timing an 18.75 in the 100 hurdles and a 51.78 in the 300 hurdles. She also finished fourth in the high jump with a leap of 4-8.
In addition to the school record in the 4X400, two other relay teams came through in season best times. The 4X200 team of Winter-Miller-Peterson-King finished 11th in 1:56.93, and the 4X800 team of Hamilton-Hawley-Peterson-Miller took first place with a time of 10:21.73.
Peterson had a season-best distance of 29-08 in the triple jump.
Morgan finished second in the shot put with her school record, and she finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 83-10.
On the boys side, Matthew Dunagan ran a season-best time of 24.27 in the 200.
John Corum and Noah Daniel each set new season marks in the 400; Corum ran in 56.21 seconds, and Daniel timed 1:00.86.
Sean Kidwell was 19th in the 800 (2:17.17) while teammate Nathan Vermillion ran a season best and finished 20th in 2:18.64.
Quinn Endicott was 16th in the 1600, finishing in 4:58.46. Shane Stryker finished in 5:14.85, a season best time.
Nathan Fielder ran a season-best time in the 3200, coming home in 11:29.79.
Adam Kulaga set season best times in both hurdles events, coming in 12th in the 110 (17.62 seconds) and 13th in the 300 (46.05 seconds). Kulaga also set a season best mark of 38-04 in the triple jump.
Isaac Kratzer was 21st in the 110 hurdles (20.48). He was sixth in the pole vault with a height of 10-0 while teammate Caleb Fitzpatrick was 14th with a height of 7-0.
The 4X100 relay finished 12th (47.11 seconds), and the 4X200 relay also finished 12th (1:44.20). The 4X400 relay came in eighth (3:51.25), and the 4X800 relay also had a top-10 finish, coming in seventh (8:53.52).
Chris Reyes had a season best jump of 17-1 in the long jump. He also set a new season mark in the triple jump with a distance of 33-10.
Rowan Bickert and Daniel Simon had season-best throws in the shot put; Bickert had a throw of 38-03, and Simon had a throw of 30-04. Simon came in with a throw of 74-5 in the discus.