Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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May 8, 2014

Glasgow High School is set to defend titles

GLASGOW — Glasgow begins Saturday its quest to defend two state titles in track.

The Region 2, Class 1A meet will be at Bardstown and will feature athletes from Glasgow, Monroe County, Metcalfe County and Caverna.

Glasgow enters with several competitors rated at the top of the region based on performance during the season, according to the list published at ky.milesplit.com.

The Scotties captured state titles in the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x200 meter relay last year in Louisville.

Gone from those teams are Gary Settles and Quentel Bradley. Milas Norris returns on both teams. Julius Shirley is back with the 4x100 relay squad and is running on the 4x200 as well this year, while Zach Wheeler returns to the 4x200 and will join the 4x100 quad. Marquez Trigg joins both teams this year.

In the 4x200 state meet, Glasgow broke a state record it had set the previous year in winning the title, posting a time of 1:29.76. The performance time for the team is 1:33.37, which is the top time in the region. The 4x100 team also has the region’s best time this year at 45.74.

Wheeler and Norris are ranked No.1 and No. 2 in the region in the 400 meter dash. Wheeler will be trying to win the event at region for the third-consecutive year.

The Scotties also have the top times entering the region in the 4x400 relay, which features Norris, Wheeler, Andrew Thom-erson and Anthony Walker, and in the 4x800 with Walker, Thomerson, Derrick Sells and Karim Kimble.

In individual events, Austin Ellis has the top time in the 110 hurdles, while Thomerson and Sells are one and two in the 800 meter run.

Carlton Huff of Monroe County is rated second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.54 and second in the 200 dash at 24.05.

In the girls’ meet, Saige Stone is one of only two Lady Scotties at the top of her event’s performance list. She is rated first in the triple jump at 31 feet. Marisa Moore is rated first in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 13:05.

Moore is second in both the 800 meter run and the 1,600 meter run. In both events, she is slotted behind Sydney Young of Hancock County. Moore defeated Young during this competitive year’s cross country season to win the regional title.

Hydeia Depp is rated second in the 100 meter dash and she and Breanna Glover are tied for second in the 200 dash with times of 27.34. Glover is also second in the 400 behind Young.

Glasgow’s Abrianna Page is rated tied for first on the performance list with Young in the high jump with a height of 4-feet, 8-inches.

Four Monroe County runners teamed together in relays are also near the top of the performance list in those events. Payton Cloyd, Lakota Ethridge, Kayla Mendez and Tia Newton are rated second in the 4x100 and 4x200.

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