Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 20, 2014

Monroe County's Huff making strides

By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Thursday afternoon turned out to be a busy day for Monroe County’s Carleton Huff. The talented senior, after completing a day at school, fared very well for the Falcons at the Barren County High School track meet. Huff won two sprint races and ran the anchor leg on two winning relay teams.

“I am very pleased with how we ran today. We’ve been in the gym a couple of weeks working out and we’ve only been on the field for about three days,” said Monroe County coach Tishia Bartley. “However, a lot of these guys play other sports year round and that keeps them in shape. I have been very blessed they’ve been able to perform so well.”

Barren County won the dual meet with Monroe County, winning the girls’ division by a score of 72-57 and the boys’ division by a score of 96-43.

Huff had a good day for the Falcons, scoring almost half (20) of his team’s points. He opened the meet by winning the 100 meters in a time of 11.5 seconds. He then anchored the 4x200 relay team and led them to victory with a time of 1:41.1. Huff helped the 4x100 team finish first with a time of 48.3 and he closed out the day by winning the 200 meters in a time of 24.2.

“We have Lincoln Keith running the first leg of the 4x200 and we want him to get a lead. Then we have Kyle Gay and he’s a very fast runner,” Bartley explained. “Then we have Joseph Quick and Carleton Huff is our anchor. And Carleton is one of those guys that will do whatever it takes to win. He is very competitive and you saw that today.”

Bartley said if results from early meets this season are any indication, she’s very excited about what she’s seen from her team, especially her relay teams.

“Right now from what I am seeing, I definitely think they (4x200 team) have a chance to make it to state,” Bartley said. “Three of those guys run in the 4x100 relay, and I have very high hopes for that relay to also go to the state meet.

“Track is very different and if the student-athletes don’t enjoy running, they’re not going to put as much into it. I always just tell my team to do their very best and that they’re only going to get out of it what they put into it. And I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids.”

Complete results of Thursday’s track meet will appear in the Weekender issue of the Daily Times.