By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
A record-breaking performance by junior Mason Crump in the 1,600-meter run was the highlight of a solid all-round performance Tuesday by the Madison Central track and field team.
The Indians took first place in 25 of 36 events at an all-comers meet in Richmond and easily out-distanced four other teams — Model, Clay County, Oneida Baptist and Rowan County.
In the boys competition, Central finished with 238 points, while Rowan County was second at 137.
In the girls competition, Central finished with 249 points, while Clay County was second at 74 points.
Crump took first place in the 1,600 and in the process broke a 34-year old school record. The junior posted a time of 4:31.41, which broke Keith Barger’s mark (4:32.40) set in 1979.
Crump also took second place in the 3,200-meter run.
Maryssa Stewart (high jump, long jump and triple jump) and Daniel Guy (100 meter dash, high jump and triple jump) each won three individual events. Guy was also second in the triple jump.
Central’s girls swept all four relay events, while the Central boys took first place in the 4x400 and 4x800 and were second in the 4x100 and the 4x200.
Alexis Conner took first place in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, Kaylee Speakman took the title in the discus and shot put and Brandon Parks won both the discus and shot put.
Julia Manning won the 3,200 meter run and was second in the 1,600 meter run. Brennan Fields took the title in the 3,200 and was second in the 1,600.
Other first-place finishers for Central included: Gabriella Sabino (800 meters), Lizzy Fort (200 meters), Courtney Harrison (pole vault), Daniel Parke (400 meters) and Griffin Sexton (800 meters).
Raychell Estenson was second in the 200 meter dash, Anna Knox was second in the 3,200 meter run, Cameron Hatchett was second in the 400 meter dash, Jordan Vandyke was second in the triple jump and Levi Knutson was second in both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles.
Model’s Hannah Durbin took first place in the 1,600 meter run and was second in the pole vault. Model’s Darrian Botts was second in both the 100 meter dash and the triple jump, while teammate Janie Ward was second in the 800-meter run.
Madison Southern All-Comers
Athletes from Madison Southern, Berea Community and Estill County competed in an all-comers meet Tuesday at Madison Southern High School.
Southern dominated the event, taking first place in 28 of the 33 events.
In the girls team competition, Southern had 116 points, easily beating out Berea (47) and Estill (13).
In the boys team competition, Southern finished with 120 points, while Berea was second with 67 points.
Southern took first place in all eight relays events and had seven student-athletes win two individual events each.
MacKenzie Bicknell won the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, Maria Melhuish won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs, Jessica Scribano took first place in the 300 meter hurdles and the long jump, Alexandra Short took the top spot in the discus and shot put, Timmy Walters was first in the 400 meter dash and the 800 meter run, Michael Rothermel was first in the long jump and triple jump and Derek Howard took first in the discus and shot put.
Other first-place finishers for Southern included: Kate Freel (100 hurdles), MaKenzie Cooper (800 meter dash), Casey Dionne (100 hurdles), Caleb Otterson (300 hurdles), Chad Wagers (200 meter dash) and Drew Taylor (high jump).
Berea Community had five athletes win an individual competition — Maria Rojas (400 meter dash), Hannah Haycraft (high jump), Austin Rose (100 meter dash), Lincoln Satterthwaite (1,600 meter run) and Raymond McKinney (3,200 meter run).