Lexington, Ky — The Lawrence Co. Track team was well represented Friday at the University of Kentucky as six Bulldogs ran and junior Halli Caudill finished second in the 100 Meter Dash in the Class 2A KHSAA Outdoor Track Meet.
Caudill ran a time of 12.47 and was runner up to Senior Velesha Watson of Paducah Tilghman who won the State Championship with a time of 12.13 and Senior Kathryn Hunter of Knott Co. Central finished third with a time of 12.53
Caudill also ran the 200 Meter Dash and finished 9th.
On the Boys side it was Zack Holt, Baden Gillespie, Ethan Salyers, Dougie Hall competing in the 4 x 200 Meter Relay. Danny Hall competed in the Long Jump.
Lawrence Co. Track Coach Alan Short
“…Very proud of the guys and girls this track season. The hard work and dedication paid off for several team members. We were fortunate that we were able to take seven to the state Track Meet in Lexington to run and compete against the state’s best. We had several others that gave great effort at the regional level that fell just short of advancing to the state championships.”
“… Halli Caudill is an extremely talented individual. She is a hard worker but she has been blessed with natural speed and talent. To finish as a State-Runner Up in the girls 100 is a remarkable achievement for her and her family.”
“… At the state championships this past Friday, going into it, some of our guys weren’t sure that they belonged on the track with some of the fastest guys in the state. After running these events they now know that they can compete on a statewide level. Overall, a great experience for these kids and it will be something they remember the rest of their lives.”