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For most of the year, Oldham County’s three local high schools may not have much in common but on Saturday evening that certainly wasn’t the case. Taking to Owsley B. Frazier Park at the University of Louisville for the state track and field meets, an athlete from each school left their mark on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book with wins at the state track and field meet.
Up first on the day were North Oldham’s Brianne Brown and South Oldham’s Leonard Faul, who captured their respective titles Friday evening in the 2A competition. Brown, a favorite in multiple events, finally struck gold in the girls’ long jump with a distance of 18-feet-6.5 inches after being plagued by misfortune early in the day after a crash in the 100 hurdles.
Faul, on the other hand, did his damage on the track, notching a first place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.09, while Oldham County’s Luke Weishaar joined the mix Saturday, cashing in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:19.52 in the 3A competition.
Other top finishers for Oldham County include the girls’ 4x800-meter relay team with a second place finish and Margaret Grogan’s second place showing in the 800- meter run. Overall, the boys finished in 20th, while the girls claimed 16th.
South Oldham had good day at the track as well, with a number of top finishers including Keightley Dudgeon in the 100-meter run (fourth place), Grace Whitworth in the 3200-meter run (third), Caleb Chappell in the 3200-meter run (fifth) and the 4x800-meter girls relay (second). As a team, the Dragons finished ninth in girls’ action and 15th for the boys.
Still, for all the success those two teams would have, North Oldham had the best day of any of the local schools, picking up eight top-five finishes. Taylor Sanders led the way with two second place showings in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs, while Cameron Renaud followed that up with a runner-up finish in the shot put as well.
Zach Evans earned third place in the 200-meter dash and Natalie Newman added a fifth place finish in the pole vault. As for the relay teams, it was fourth-place finishes across the board as the boys’ 4x800 and 4x400 and the girls’ 4x400 would all reach the mark.
On the day, the Mustangs would pick up top five finishes in both the boys’ and girls overall standings as the guys’ team earned second and the girls finished in fifth.
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