The BCHS TRACKCATS Girls finished 2nd with 102 points, behind Morgan County’s 107, to claim the Region 7A Track & Field Championship Runner-Up Trophy.
This was the first time in school history that the Region Track Meet came to Bath County
Region 7A consist of nineteen schools with seventeen competing for the Championship this year
The Girls will send 8 Individual Events and 2 Relay Teams to the KHSAA State Track & Field Class ‘A’ Championship Meet to be held on Thursday May 30th at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex
The 4×800 Meter Relay Team of Isabella Copher (2:33), Mallory Brashear (3:01), Jaycie Bussell (2:50), and Abby Henderson (2:39) are the Region 7A Champions finishing the race in a Season’s Best time of 11:04.51
The Team led the entire race and finished 43 seconds faster than 2nd place Prestonsburg.
Isabella Copher finished 2nd in the 1600 Meter Run just 11 seconds behind last year’s State Champion finishing with a 5:36.84. Isabella fought off a late charge form a Menifee County runner to secure the automatic bid
Isabella finished 1st in the 3200 Meter Run to claim the Region Championship in a time of 13:00.46. She led the entire race and cruised the last three laps for the victory.
Amelia Oldfield was 2nd in the 400 Meter Dash just 1 tenth of a second behind the leader crossing the line in Personal Record Fashion at 1:01.21. Amelia will also compete at the State meet in the 200 Meter Dash having finished 2nd with a 27.81
Abby Henderson ran a 2:44.69 in the 800 Meter Run to finish 2nd just fourteen seconds behind last year’s State Champion. This will be Abby’s second trip to the State Meet in the 800 Meters.
The 4×400 Meter Relay Team of Amelia Oldfield, Mallory Brashear, Jaycie Bussell, and Abby Henderson finished 2nd with a Season’s Best time of 4:47.76. The Team finished ahead of West Carter, a team that had beat them just a week earlier at the TRACKCAT Cool-Down
Madelyne English threw a Personal Record 34-11.50 in the Shot Put to claim the Region Championship. She also threw the Discus a School Record 118-00.00 to claim that Region Crown. The throw had a perfect spiral and topped her previous PR by 5 feet.
Kaylee Staviski placed 2nd in the Pole Vault event clearing 7-00.00. This is her second year in a row qualifying for the PV Championship
Also Earning KHSAA Medals & Scoring:
Amelia Oldfield – 100 Meter Dash 13.71
Hadley Alderman – 800 Meter Run 2:55.93
Jenna Copher – 3200 Meter Run 15:37.82
Jenna Cassady – Discus Throw 80-08.00
Jaycie Bussell – Triple Jump 29-04.25
Hadley Alderman – Triple Jump 28-02.25
100 Meter Dash: McKayla Hatfield (16.88),
400 Meter Dash: Amelia Oldfield (1:01.21)
3200 Meter Run: Jenna Copher (15:37.82)
Shot Put: Madelyne English (34-11.50)
Discus Throw: Madelyne English (118-00.00)
Long Jump: Kaylee Staviski (12-08.50)
Triple Jump: Jaycie Bussell (29-04.25), Hadley Alderman (28-02.25)
Also competing in the Championship was 7th Grader Kelsey Ostrom (4×100), Sophomore Jessica Gray (HJ), and Senior Kiki Howard (Shot)
Austin Bowling and Partner Jaycie Bussell finished 2nd in the 2 x 50 Mixed Relay
Austin and his Partner Hadley Alderman finished 1st in the Mixed Long Jump
Bath County Schools Superintendent Harvey Tackett and wife Jan were on hand to present the KHSAA Championship Trophies.
The TRACKCATS now prepare for the KHSAA State Track & Field Championship in Lexington on the Blue Surface at the UK Track & Field Complex