A top sprint performance and a pair of relay race wins helped pave the way to a Tri-Rivers Conference title for the Scotland County girls track team, which captured the league championship on Monday, May 5th in Unionville.
The Lady Tigers amassed 155 total points to hold off Knox County for the conference championship. Schuyler County finished third with 118 points followed by Putnam County (83), Milan (62) and North Shelby (48).
After missing several weeks recovering from a knee injury, Calesse Bair wasted little time returning to form. The freshman left the field in her dust with a top performance in the 100-meter dash. She won the race in 14.19 seconds. Teammate Taylor Cooper was sixth.
Scotland County’s 4×800 relay team also took top honors in the conference. The team of Maddie Brassfield, Abi Feeney, Shai’Lyn Brush and Kylee Johnston won the race in 11:51.25, a full minute better than second place Milan.
The Lady Tigers 4×400 relay team of Brassfield, Feeney, Randi Slaughter, and Chelsea Wood crossed the finish line first in a time of 4:45.94.
Slaughter picked up second place points in the triple jump with a distance of 31’1.5”. Sadie Davis finished fifth for SCR-I.
Feeney cleared 15’1.25 inches in the long jump to earn second with Slaughter taking third.
The SCR-I 4×200 relay team of Bair, Miranda Holland, Cooper and Johnston took second place, as did the 4×100 team of Bair, Cooper, Brassfield and Wood.
Holland threw 30’11” inches to win third in the shot put. Wood picked up sixth place and Tasha Eggleston-Wood was eighth.
Liz Zahn cleared 4’6” to win fourth in the high jump. She also was fourth in the 100 meter hurdles. She finished third in the 300 meter hurdles with Davis in sixth.
Wood and Brush finished three, four in the 400 meter dash while Feeney and Brassfield finished four, five in the 800 meter run.
Johnston earned third place in the 3,200 meter run with Iiris Heikkonen in fourth. Heikkonen was fifth in the 1,600 meter run with Kassie Bulen finishing sixth.