CCHS track and field host invitational

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Boys win second, girls third

By Kristin Beck

The Carroll County High School track and field team hosted its first home meet of the season Friday, April 11. The boys finished in second place out of four teams, while the girls took third place.


Head coach Christin Stoops said she was very proud of both teams, especially considering the small size of this year’s team. Carroll only fields 11 players — two girls and nine boys — while first place Owen County has 51 players.

For the boys, senior Michael Burns led the way with three first place finishes - 200-meter dash with a time of 26.51 seconds, 400-meter dash at 58.01 seconds and long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 4 inches. He also finished in fifth place in the 100-meter dash at 12.57 seconds.

 “Michael Burns was excellent in our meet,” Stoops said, noting that he was especially proud of his long jump performance.

Freshman Lucas Gibbs took first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.05 seconds. Freshman Malachi Corbin won first place in the shot put at a distance of 38 feet 6 inches and came in second place in discus, with a throw of 112 feet 9 inches.

Senior Cody Osborne won second place in 200-meter dash with a time of 27.15 seconds, second in the 300-meter hurdles (46.69 seconds), third in the 110-meter hurdles (19.32 seconds) and fifth in long jump (17 feet, 1/2 inches).

Senior Blake Kruzan won second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes 22.23 seconds and third place in the 1600-meter run (5 minutes, 33.02 seconds).

Sophomore Brandon Kruzan won second place in the 110-meter hurdles (17.66 seconds) and third in the 300-meter hurdles (47.02 seconds). Sophomore Alex Jeffery finished fourth in 1600-meter hurdles (6 minutes, 27.52 seconds). Senior Branden Brock finished seventh in the 200-meter dash (31.64 seconds) and finished in 12th in the 100-meter dash (14.78 seconds) and and long jump (13 feet, 10 inches).