Local runners compete at state track meet

Published 12:35 pm Friday, May 31, 2019

Several athletes from Middlesboro and Pineville earned automatic bids to the “A” State Track championship meet in their respective events after finishing in the top two qualifying individuals in the regional meet.

Mallory James grabbed the area’s highest finish at the state meet, finishing seventh in the 3200-meter run. She qualified for the meet after finishing second in the event at the regional competition. She also competed in the 1600-meter run at the state meet, where she finished 21st.

Pineville also saw a competitor finish in the top-1o in the state track meet. Ethan Smith placed 10th in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:04.64. He advanced to the state meet after finishing second in the event at the regional level.

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For Middlesboro, Alex Mason grabbed an automatic bid in both the 100- and 200-meter dash. In the 100, Mason finished second in the regionals with a time of 11.69. He won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.42.

Steven Poore advanced to state after finishing first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.58 in the regional meet. Jabari Kyle advanced in the long jump, finishing second with a distance of 19 feet, 10 inches.

Three Middlesboro boys relay teams also advanced to state: 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800.

Lady Jacket Grace Rose advanced in the 800 meter dash, finishing second with a time of 2:36.24. The Middlesboro girls 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams advanced to state as well.

Pineville’s 4×400 boys relay team advanced to the state meet after finishing first in the event in regionals.

Below are local results from the state meet:

Men’s 100-meter dash:

20th Alex Mason – Middlesboro: 11.74

Men’s 200-meter dash:

13th Alex Mason – Middlesboro: 23.84

Women’s 400-meter dash:

16th Marta Segura – Middlesboro: 1:05.93

Men’s 400-meter dash:

20th Steven Poore – Middlesboro: 53.85

22th Ian Middleton – Pineville: 54.96

Men’s 800-meter dash:

10th Ethan Smith – Pineville: 2:04.64

Women’s 800-meter dash:

11th Grace Rose – Middlesboro 2:36.53

Women’s 1600-meter run:

21st Mallory James – Middlesboro: 6:04.18

Women’s 3200-meter run:

7th Mallory James – Middlesboro: 12:27.94

Men’s 4×200-meter relay:

14th Middlesboro: 1:35.46

1.) Alex Mason. 2.) Jabari Kyle.

3.) TJ Patterson. 4.) Josh Overbay.

Women’s 4×200-meter relay:

22nd Middlesboro: 1:57.82

1.) Marta Segura. 2.) Mallory James.

3.) Katelyn Delk. 4.) Kayla James.

Men’s 4×400-meter relay:

18th Middlesboro: 3:47.43

1.) Steven Poore. 2.) Andrew Padgett.

3.) TJ Patterson. 4.) Josh Overbay.

19th Pineville ‘B’: 3:47.63

1.) Landon Couch. 2.) Ian Middleton.

3.) Ethan Smith. 4.) Trevor Short.

Men’s 4×800-meter relay:

20th Middlesboro: 9:21.46

1.) Brendan Delph. 2.) Andrew Padgett.

3.) Caleb Baker. 4.) Ozzy Norris.

Women’s 4×800-meter relay:

12th Middlesboro: 11:01.65

1.) Mallory James. 2.) Kennadi Larew.

3.) Kirsten Keith. 4.) Grace Rose.