Model Laboratory and Berea Community athletes turned in solid performances Tuesday in the opening day of the Class A Region 5 Track and Field Meet at Eastern Kentucky University.

The Lady Patriots are currently in first place with 34 points, while the Model boys are in second place (27), just one point behind front-runner Green County.

Model’s Kaylin Pratt and Matthew Schumann both won individual titles on the opening day of the meet. Pratt took the top spot in the long jump, while Schumann had the best overal performance in the finals of the pole vault.

Pratt also qualified for the finals of the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.

In other results from Tuesday’s finals: Model’s Julie Wedel finished second in the pole vault, Model’s Maggie Wilder took second in the long jump, Berea’s Lilly Belanger was sixth in the long jump, Model’s Jamie Hogsed was second in the pole vault, Berea’s Judah Short was fourth in the long jump, Model’s Matthew Isaacs was fifth in the long jump, Berea’s Guy Gastineau was fifth in the shot put and Model’s Charles Robar sixth in the shot put.

Model’s girls 4x800 relay team finished second, while the boys 4x800 relay team took third place.

Wilder also qualified for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles. Other Model athletes to qualify for today’s finals include: Emily Brooks (400-meter dash), Lyndsey Alexander (100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles), Chelsea Harnack (100-meter dash and 200-meter dash), Bethany Pratt (400-meter dash), Allyson White (300-meter hurdles), Michael Mason (400-meter dash) and Seth Johnson (300-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash).

Other Berea athletes to qualify for today’s finals include: Samantha Woodard (100-meter hurdles), Mark Brooks (100-meter dash) and Hezekiah Weiss (400-meter dash).

Model had teams qualify for the finals of the boys and girls 4x200 meter relay and 4x100 meter relays. Berea has girls teams set to run in the finals of both the 4x200 and 4x100 relays.

The meet concludes today at EKU with events getting under way at 5 p.m.

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