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June 11, 2013

H.S. TRACK: Local track and field athletes earn KTCCCA All-Area 6 awards

RICHMOND — Twelve local athletes were among those honored Monday when the Kentucky Track and Cross Coaches Association (LTCCCA) released its girl’s All-Area 6 track awards.

All four high schools had athletes named to the All-Area 6 teams, with Madison Central having five athletes and two relay teams being honored.

Model’s Hannah Nnoromele led the way individually, earning first team status in both the 800 and 1,600 meter runs. Nnoromele — the Class A State Champion in the 800 meters — was joined on the first team by Clark County’s Cora Kerber. Her best time of 2:18.33 was the third best overall time in the state. She won the Class A title for the second consecutive year, won the Region 6 meet, was fourth in the Eastern Relays and won the Heart of the Bluegrass.

Nnoromele was joined on the 1,600 meter first team by Runner of the Year Megan Smith of Danville. Nnoromele’s best time of 5:16.04 was 8th best overall in the state. She finished second in the Class A State meet, won the region 6 meet and the Heart of the Bluegrass.

Three other athletes — Central’s Meghan Clemmons and Maryssa Stewart and Southern’s Kathryn Freel — also earned All-Area 6 1st-team status.

Clemmons joined Taelor Brown of Tates Creek on the shot put first team. Her best throw of 34-9.25 was the 13th best overall in the state. She finished 10th at the Class 3A State meet and was second in the Region 7 meet.

Stewart was joined on the triple jump first team by Kierra Muhammad of Dunbar. Her best jump of 36-9.5 was the third best overall in the state. She finished second at the Class 3A State meet, won the Region 7 meet and was undefeated until the state meet.

Freel joined Dunbar’s Allison Grewe on the high jump first team. Her best jump of 5-0 was 14th overall best in the state. She finished fourth at the Class 2A State meet, second at the Region 5 meet and won two other meets.

Freel also earned honorable mention in the 110 meter hurdles. Her best time of 16.61 was 24th best overall in the state. She finished 10th at the 2A State meet, third at the Region 5 meet and won seven other meets.

Three local runners — Alexis Conner and Gabriella Sabino of Central and Southern’s Karrigan Moberly — earned KTCCCA All-Area 6 second team honors.

Conner was named to the second team in both the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles.

She was joined on the 110 meter team by Harrison County’s Haley Carr. Conner’s best time of 16.36 was 18th overall in the state. She finished 10th at the Class 3A State meet, won the Region 7 meet and two other meets.

Conner was joined on the 300 meter team by Tatiyana Dean of Tates Creek. She recorded a personal best time of 46.96. She won the Region 7 meet and four other meets and finished third in the Heart of the Bluegrass.

Sabino was joined on the 800 meter run second team by Tates Creek’s Ashley Whaley. Her best time of 2:24.44 was 16th overall best in the state. Sabino finished 11th at the Class 3A State meet, second at the Region 7 meet and she won four other meets.

Moberly was joined on the high jump second team by Harrison County’s Kassidy Cook. Her best jump of 5-2 was 14th overall best in the state. She finished fourth at the Class 2A State meet and won the Region 5 meet as well as four other meets.

Four other athletes earned honorable mention status.

Central’s Larryn Brooks was named honorable mention in the 100 meter dash. Brooks’ best time of 12.78 was 15th best overall in the state. She finished 11th at the Class 3A State meet and won the Region 7 meet and four other meets.

Model’s Darrian Botts earned honorable mention in the long jump. Her best jump of 16-6 was 15th best overall in the state. Botts finished 5th at the Class A State meet, second at the Region 6 meet and she won three other meets.

Hannah Haycraft of Berea earned honorable mention in the high jump. Craycraft’s best jump of 4-10 was 14th best overall in the state. She finished eighth at the Class A State meet, second at the Region 6 meet and she won two other meets.

Amanda Collier of Southern was named 200 meter dash honorable mention. Collier’s best time of 26.81 was 30th overall in the state. She finished ninth at the Class 2A State meet, second at the Region 5 meet and she won three other meets.

One local relay team earned second team status, while three others received honorable mention.

Southern’s 4x200 meter relay team of Kate Freel, Amanda Collier, Karrigan Moberly and Mackenzie Bicknell was named second team All-Area 6. The team posted a best time of 1:46.06, 11th best overall time in the state. The team finished second in the Class 2A State meet.

The Southern 4x100 meter relay team consisting of Freel, Collier, Moberly and Bicknell also received honorable mention status. The team posted a best time of 50.79, 11th best overall in the state and also finished second in the Class 2A State meet.

Two Central relay teams earned honorable mention All Area 6.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Raychelle Estenson, Lizzy Fort, Riley Lane and Kristie Parsley finished 23rd at the Class 3A State meet.

The 4x400 relay team of Alexis Conner, Shadae Bosley, Gabriella Sabino and Riley Lane also earned honorable mention status. The team posted a best time of 10:04.25, 21st best overall in the state, and finished 22nd at the Class 3A State meet.

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