Following the path from Saturday’s Class 2A, Region 6 meet in Maysville will be the KHSAA Class 2A state track and field meet, Friday at The University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Facility.
Mason County’s girls team will be sending down a bus load of track and field athletes while Fleming County and Lewis County will bring down a couple individuals as they all stake their quest for a state medal.
The one with the best chance to claim state supremacy will be Mason County’s Dalton Kindt in the shot put. Kindt enters with the top throw of the year in the class in the shot, as he did so in the regional meet on Saturday with a throw of 49-10. If he can get near that mark, Kindt has a solid chance of being the state champ with the best distance by six inches leading into the meet.
From there it’s a matter of aiming for podium finishes, meaning finishing in the top eight spots. Those gunning for that will be Mason County’s Marissa Scilley in the triple jump, seeded fith, Abi Dawson in the pole vault, seeded sixth, Te’A King in the 100 meter dash, seeded seventh, Lewis County’s Tay Offut in the long jump, seeded seventh, Leshia McNamara in the discus, seeded seventh and Olivia O’Hearn in the ploe vault, seeded in a tie for eighth.
If those athletes can reach their performance levels at or near their current times or distances, there’s a good chance they’ll hear their name over the loud speakers with a medal around their neck come Friday evening.
Others right in contention include the Mason County girls 4×800 relay team of Paige Decker, Hayden Faris, Hadley Faris and Alyssa Bisotti, seeded ninth in the event, Rachel Payne seeded ninth in the 300 hurdles, Kindt 10th in the discus throw, Fleming County’s Robert Applegate 12th in the 1,600, the Mason County girls 4×400 team of Dawson, O’Hearn, Hadley Faris and Decker, seeded 13th. Decker is also seeded 14th in the long jump.
Others competing in the state meet include Fleming County’s Hayden Ramey in the 400, seeded 17th, Scilley in the long jump, seeded 18th, Mason County’s Sara Brewer in the high jump, seeded in a tie for 19th, Fleming County’s Caleb Faris in the pole vault, seeded in a tie for 19th, Mason County’s Carson Adams in the 800, seeded 20th, Isaiah Riggs in the 3,200, seeded 20th, Allen Powell in the high jump, seeded in a tie for 23rd, Fleming County’s Erin Peese in the 100 hurdles, seeded 23rd. The Mason County girls 4×100 team is seeded 20th including King, Scilley, Eboni Chambers and Kendra Shoemaker.
The Class 2A meet begins at 4 p.m.