Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 24, 2013

Fairview girls win, Rams 2nd at KOVCCT

Staff report
The Independent

LLOYD — Fairview’s girls and South Point’s boys captured team titles in the annual Kentucky Ohio Valley track and field championships Tuesday night at Greenup County High School.

Led by girls high-point winner Paige McKnight, Fairview scored 149 points. Raceland tallied 91 to edge East Carter by one point for second place.

McKnight supplied 32.5 points and teammate Haley Layne accounted for 25 to lead the Lady Eagles.

McKnight broke meet records in the 100-meter dash (12.93 seconds) and 100-meter hurdles (15.33). She also won the 300 hurdles and was part of the first-place 4x200 relay team with Maddy Rymer, Morgan McIntyre and Hannah Blankenship.

Layne swept the 1,600 and 3,200 events as well as helping Fairview lead the way in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Rymer and Katie Richard ran on both relays.

Richard also won the triple jump, while McIntyre repeated as pole vault champion.

Russell’s Emily Hanson broke her own meet record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.22.

Other local winners included Boyd County’s Jessica Adams (200) and East Carter’s Shayla Henderson (high jump and long jump).

On the boys’ side, South Point finished with 122 points and Raceland was next with 107.5.

Eight boys teams competed.

Raceland’s Connor Messer took high-point honors with 38. He won both hurdle events, tied his pole vault meet record of 12 feet and was runner-up in high jump to Fairview’s Mason Rutherford, who cleared 6-6 to earn a share of the meet record.

Rutherford scored 34 points overall, including wins in the long jump and triple jump.

Ashland’s Quinton Baker totaled 25 points and was part of four first places. Along with wins in the 100 and 200, he helped the Tomcats capture the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

Raceland’s Alec Risner established a new meet mark with his discus throw of 118-7. Teammate Cole Thomas handily won the shot put title.

East Carter was fastest in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Brothers Alex and Ben Napier added individual firsts in the 400 and 800 meters, respectively.

Russell got wins from Jacob Heyerly in the 1,600 and Josh Riley in the 3,200.