By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
Madison County athletes were among the top performers Friday at the Madison Central Invitational in Richmond.
Madison Central’s Maryssa Stewart was named the most outstanding female athlete at the meet, while Madison Southern’s Casey Dionne and Michael Rothermel tied for the most points among the male participants.
Madison Central took first place in the female team rankings, finishing with 121.83 points. Boyle County was second (107.33) and Madison Southern was third (101.5).
In the boys competition, Pulaski County (123) took first place. Madison Central was second (122) by just one point and Madison Southern was fifth.
Stewart took first place in the long jump and triple jump and was second in the high jump.
Dionne took first place in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. Rothermel took first place in both the long jump and triple jump and Central’s Brandon Parks took first place in both the shot put and discus.
Central’s Larryn Brooks won the 100-meter dash, Central’s Daniel Guy took top honors in the high jump, while three local relay teams took first place — Southern’s girls 4x100, Southern’s girls 4x200 and Southern’s boys 4x200.
Other top finishers includes: Southern’s Kate Freel (second — 100 hurdles), Southern’s MacKenzie Bicknell (second — 100 meter dash), Model’s Janie Ward (third — 3,200 meter run), Central’s Alexis Conner (second — 300 meter hurdles), Central’s Gabriella Sabino (third — 800 meters), Southern’s Amanda Collier (second — 200 meter dash), Southern’s Maria Melhuish (third — 3,200 meter run), Southern’s Alexandria Short (second — discus), Central’s Courtney Harrison (second — pole vault), Central’s Levi Knutson (third — 300 meter hurdles) and Central’s Brennan Fields (second — 3,200 meters).