The Richmond Register

June 12, 2013

H.S. TRACK: Noromele, Rothmel and Parks earn All-State honors

By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer

RICHMOND — The four local track and field teams just completed very successful seasons and the accolades their athletes have earned for their performances this spring continue to roll in.

One day after placing 29 athletes on the Kentucky Track and Cross Coaches Association All-Area 6 teams, three local high schools had 11 athletes named to the KTCCCA All-State first and second teams.

Seven athletes — Model’s Hannah Nnoromele, Madison Central’s Brandon Parks and Madison Southern’s Michael Rothmel, Kate Freel, Amanda Collier, Karrigan Moberly and Mackenzie Bicknell — earned All-State first team honors.

Nnoromele was named to both the 800 and 1,600 meter first teams. She won her second consecutive Class A 800 meter state title last month at the KHSAA State Meet in Louisville. She also finished second in the 1,600 meter run at the state meet.

Parks earned first team honors in the shot put. He finished third at the Class 3A State Meet last month.

Rothmel was named to the long jump first team. He finished second at the Class 2A State Meet last month and placed fifth at the state meet in the triple jump.

Freel, Collier, Moberly and Bicknell joined Nnoromele as double award winners, being named to both the 4x100 meter and 4x200 meter relay teams. The foursome had second-place finishes in both events at the Class 2A State Meet.

Three Southern athletes earned second-team All-State honors.

Kate Freel was named to the high jump second team. Freel finished fourth at last months Class 2A State Meet.

Casey Dionne was named to both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles second teams. Dionne finished third in the 300 meter hurdles and fourth in the 110 meter hurdles at the Class 2A State Meet.

Damien Harris was named to the 100 meter dash second team. Harris had a best time of 11.04, 15th best overall in the state. He won the Region 5 meet and was undefeated going into the Class 2A State Meet.

Madison Central’s Maryssa Stewart also earned second team All-State honors in the triple jump. Stewart was also undefeated heading into the Class 3A State meet where she finished second. Her best jump of 36-9.5 was the third best overall in the state.