May 11, 2006

Lady Tigers Finish Fourth In 14-Team Field At PC Relays

A solid 2006 track season continued for the Scotland County Lady Tigers as SCR-I finished fourth at the 14-team Putnam County Relays held May 2 in Unionville.

The Lady Tigers compiled 80 points to finish behind Tri-Rivers Conference rivals Clark County, Brookfield and Putnam County. The Lady Indians won the event with a team score of 157.5. Brookfield finished second with 123 points followed by the host school with 108 points.

The Lady Tigers finished ahead of Brashear (59.5), Green City (30) , Mercer (30), Cainsville (23), Milan (23), Knox County (11.5), Novinger (11.5), Schuyler County (2), North Shelby (0) and Grundy County (0).

Melissa Cotton topped the field in the high jump as she cleared 5’ to earn 10 points. The Lady Tigers also got first-place points from Ali Fromm who won the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 51.36 seconds.

The duo added a few extra points later in the day as well. Fromm took second place in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing just .03 seconds behind Brookfield’s Britany Harrington. Cotton finished sixth in the 800-meter run and teammate Kelly Cochenour was eighth.

Teammates combined for dual points in three other events for Scotland County. The 400-meter dash was the most productive as Kirsten Johnston took second place and Jessica Bair finished fourth.

Valerie Oldham crossed the finish line in sixth while Kaycee Paul was eighth in the 100-meter dash.

Tara Matlock and Andrea Shelley finished seventh and eighth respectively in the 200-meter dash.

Matlock also picked up a sixth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 13’2”.

Angie Bulen finished seventh in the shot put.

The Scotland County relay teams finished third in the 1600-meter relay, 400-meter relay and 800-meter relay, and also took fourth in the 3,200-meter relay.

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