NOMS boys’ claim track and field state title, OC’s Despain wins first in high jump

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By Elliott Pratt

North Oldham High School set the bar for track and field expectations in Goshen. The school at the bottom of the hill on campus is following suit. 


North Oldham Middle School displayed a strong performance at the KTCCCA Middle School State Championships with the boys’ team winning the state championship and the girls’ team placing fourth. The Mustangs finished first with 69.5 points, edging out second place Beaumont with 64 points. The Lady Mustangs placed fourth with 37 points as Rockcastle County took home the girls team title with 56 points.

Eighth-grader Joey Powell won the championship in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.29, and David Satterly won the boys’ turbo javelin event with a distance of 131-5. 

Seventh-grader Josie Despain represented Oldham County’s girls team with a state title in the high jump, clearing at 4-11. Despain earned all of Oldham County’s 10 points for a 25th place finish, tying with East Oldham.

The OCMS boys team placed 27th overall with six points.

Listed are the top 10 finishers in each event between North Oldham, East Oldham and Oldham County middle schools:


Girls 4x800 relay

3.) East Oldham, 10:51.60


Boys 4x800 relay

3.) North Oldham, 9:26.77


Girls 100 hurdles

3.) Sarah Gaynor, North, 17.23


Boys 100 hurdles

3.) Joey Powell, North, 15.15


Boys 4x100 relay

2.) North Oldham, 48.02


Girls 300 hurdles

3.) Sarah Gaynor, North, 51.42


Boys 300 hurdles

1.) Joey Powell, North, 42.29


Boys 800 run

2.) Pierce Walker, North, 2:12.71

3.) Jacob Brizendine, OC, 2:14.27


Boys 200 hurdles

Caleb Daugherty, North, 24.33


Girls 4x400 relay

3.) North Oldham, 4:34.39

5.) East Oldham, 4:38.77

Boys Shot Put

3.) David Satterly, North, 43-07.00


Boys Discus Throw

4.) David Satterly, North, 132-04.00

6.) Conner Newhouse, North, 122-07.00


Girls Long Jump

8.) Sophie Hale, North, 14-06.00


Girls High Jump

1.) Josie Despain, OC, 4-11.00

5.) Abby Shultz, North, 4-08.00

8.) Sophie Hale, North, 4-06.00


Girls Pole Vault

2.) Raegan Franklin, North, 8-00.00

8.) Asia Franzel, North, 6-06.00

10.) Maggie Ison, North, 6-06.00


Boys Pole Vault

6.) Adrien Cholet, North, 8-06.00


Girls Turbo Javelin

9.) Madeline Campbell, OC, 65-9


Boys Turbo Javelin

1.) David Satterly, North, 131-5

3.) Keegan Taylor, North, 116-7

5.) Caleb Daugherty, North, 112-5