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CCHS boys take first in track meet

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Carroll County High School boys took first place overall out of seven teams in the home track meet Tuesday. Down some key athletes, the girls finished in fifth place, but were within 13 points of finishing second.

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However, it almost looked like the meet would not even happen. Head coach Joe Creager said at about 11 a.m., lanes 1 and 2 were still completely covered in water from the soaking the area endured the day before. The teams were also unable to compete in discus because of the wet conditions.

The Panthers hosted Trimble County, Owen County, Grant County, Eminence, Henry County and Williamstown in the all-comers meet.

Outstanding performers for the Lady Panthers were Kirsten Arvin, fifth place, 100 meter dash; Kristen Amick, sixth place, 100 meter dash; Sydney Brewer, fifth place, 800 meter run; Valentina Osorio, fourth place, 1600 meter run; Vanessa Arteaga, fifth place, 3200 meter run; Andie Hardesty, fifth place, 300 meter hurdles, and third place, high jump; Lauren Holloway, sixth place 100 meter hurdles, sixth place 300 meter hurdles and fourth place the high jump; Destiny Tingle, fourth place long jump and second place triple jump; Kelly Layton, fourth place, triple jump; and Ashley Srouder, second place, shot put.

The girls’ 4x100 meter relay team (Arvin, Hardesty, Amick, Holloway) finished fourth; 4x400 meter relay team (Arvin, Osorio, Hardesty, Raenah Hawkins) finished second; and 4x800 meter relay team (Arteaga, Osorio, Arvin, Layton) finished fourth.

Outstanding performers for the Panthers were Brody Newby, second place 100 meter dash; Ben Schirmer, fifth place 100 meter dash and fifth place 200 meter dash; Tyler Grant, first place 200 meter dash, first place 110 meter hurdles, first place in long jump and first place in triple jump; Evan Mefford, first place 400 meter dash and first place 300 meter hurdles; Devin Gray, fourth place 800 meter run and third 1600 meter run; Andres Esquivel, sixth place, 800 meter run; Dylan Jack, third place 110 meter hurdles and sixth place high jump; Cody Osborne, fifth place, 300 meter hurdles; and Kenny Crawford, sixth place, shot put.

The boys’ 4x100 meter relay team (Ben Newby, Brody Newby, Schirmer, Brad Osborne) finished first; 4x200 meter relay team (Ben Newby, Brody Newby, Mefford, Schirmer) finished third; 4x400 meter relay team (Esquivel, Blake Newby, Michael Hedges, Osborne) finished sixth; 4x800 meter relay team (Esquivel, Junior Martinez, Axel Nava, Hedges) finished fifth.