Bobcats break two records at meet

Published 7:04 pm Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Bell County boys track team had an impressive showing while earning a sixth-place finish at the First Priority Meet of Champions on May 1. The Bobcats broke two school records in relay races.

The first came in the 4×200 relay. The team of Tanner Asher, Jason Jones, Colby Frazier and Dennis Ashlund scored a time of 1:33.49 to finish second in the race behind Southwestern.

The second record breaking performance came in the 4×800 relay, where Bell finished second behind North Laurel. The team of Caden Miracle, Andrew Caldwell, Mitchell Miracle and Dawson Atkins ended with a time of 8:28.37.

Bell County had several other notable performances during the event on their way to 56 points. Mitchell Miracle won the 3200-meter run, while Caden Miracle finished third. Dennis Ashlund finished third and fourth in the 100- and 200-meter dash.

Cody Brannan finished with a a time of 46.78 to earn a fifth-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles.

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While they couldn’t break the top 10 at the First Priority Meet, Middlesboro and Pineville performed well during the event. The Jackets earned an 11th-place finish, while the Mountain Lions ended the day ranked 14th.

Middlesboro’s highest finish belonged to Steven Poore. The junior scored a fourth place finish in both the 400-meter dash and the high jump.

Corey Hariston placed fifth in the 200-meter run with a time of 24.35. The relay team of TJ Patterson, Jabari Kyle, Alex Mason and Hariston placed fifth in the 4×100 relay with a time of 46.33.

The bright spot of the day for Pineville was Sean Whitehead. The sophomore finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.76.

Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN