Sunday, May 28, 2000

N.Ky. Class AA track


Highlands thinks future but wins now

By Ray Schaefer
Enquirer contributor

        ERLANGER — Athletes are warned against looking past an opponent, but the Highlands boys track team ignored that advice Saturday. Highlands easily beat Fleming County 203-111 for the Class AA Region 6 title at Lloyd's Cecil Dees Stadium, and several Bluebirds were caught looking to next weekend's state meet in Lexington, where the Bluebirds finished second to Union County the last two years. “It's the right time to peak,” senior Joe Salvato said.

        Salvato certainly did. His time of 1:57.4 in the 800-meter run set a regional record, and he was on the winning 3,200, 800 and 1,600 relay teams.

        Highlands was also tough in the individual events. Junior Brent Grover added the discus title Saturday to the shot-put crown he won Wednesday, senior Colin Muehlenkamp took the 1,600-meter run, sophomore Matt Barnes was first in the 200 dash and senior Matt Ewald won the 300 hurdles and pole vault.

        “I'd been stuck at 11-6 (in pole vault) for a year,” Ewald said. “And then I got a new pole. I had to get over 12 feet.”

        Paducah Tilghman and Fort Campbell figure to stand in Highlands' way in Lexington. But by the end of Saturday's meet, Highlands had 14 state qualifiers.

        Mason County finished third with 86 points. Newport was fourth with 76, followed by Grant County with 34, Lloyd with 27 and Pendleton County with 19.

        Fleming County won the girls' title, 172-110 over Newport.

        “I never figured it was going to be an easy win,” Fleming County coach Woody Jamison said. “My girls have risen to the occasion.”

        Senior Christy Richmond, however, did not. After running on Fleming County's winning 800-meter relay team, she suffered lower back spasms in winning the 400 dash and pole vault.

        “I feel tired, but I'm excited about next weekend,” Richmond said. “It hurts to breathe, but I'm a senior.”

        Highlands finished third with 97 points, and Lloyd was fourth with 78. Mason County (48 points), Pendleton County (23) and Grant County (20) rounded out the field. GIRLS

        Team scores: 1. Fleming County 172; 2. Newport 110; Highlands 97; 4. Lloyd 78; 5. Mason County 48; 6. Pendleton County 23; Grant County 20.

        Individual Results (Top two and those meeting qualifying standard advance to the state, meet June 2-3 at the University of Kentucky)

        3,200-meter relay: 1. Highlands, 10:22.7; 2. Lloyd, 10:36.7.

        100-meter hurdles: 1. Jenna Littleton, Fleming County, 16.3; 2. Lana Ng, Newport, 16.4.

        100-meter dash: 1. Allison Flaugher, Pendleton County, 13.0; 2. Tiffany Vance, Lloyd, 13.0; 3. Pam Smith, Newport, 13.0.

        800-meter relay: 1. Fleming County, 1:52.8; 2. Newport, 1:54.6.

        1,600-meter run: 1. Ashley Harmon, Flem ing County, 5:34.5; 2. Cameron Nienaber, Highlands, 5:36.4.

        400-meter relay: 1. Fleming County, 54.6; 2. Highlands, 55.8.

        400-meter dash: 1. Christy Richmond, Fleming County, 1:01.0; 2. Jacqalynn Ammer, Grant County, 1:03.9.

        300-meter hurdles: 1. Lana Ng, Newport, 49.9; 2. Jenna Littleton, Fleming County, 51.0.

        800-meter run: 1. Lauren Owsley, Highlands, 2:27.0; 2. Christy Richmond, Fleming County, 2:29.2.

        200-meter dash: 1. Ashley Mills, Newport, 27.5; 2. Allison Flaugher, Pendleton County, 27.5.

        3,200-meter run: 1. Ashley Harmon, Fleming County, 12:36.8; 2. Cameron Nienaber, Highlands, 12:42.3.

        1,600 relay: 1. Highlands, 4:18.8; 2. Newport 4:28.6; 3. .

        Shot put: 1. Valerie Raisor, Newport, 35-0; 2. Chrysten Lowe, Newport, 30-1.

        Discus: 1. Chrysten Lowe, Newport, 99-10; Falisa Williams, Newport, 99-9.

        Long jump: 1. Emily Butler, Mason County, 15-101/4; 2. Laura Wagner, Fleming County, 15-5.

        High jump: 1. Laura Wagner, Fleming County, 4-10; 2. Emily Butler, Mason County, 4-8.

        Pole vault: 1. Christy Richmond, Fleming County, 7-0; 2. Felicia Richmond, Fleming County, 6-6.

        Triple jump: 1. Emily Butler, Mason County, 33-61/2; 2. Kaiko Taka, Mason County, 33-3.         BOYS

        Team scores: 1. Highlands 203; 2. Fleming County 111; 3. Mason County 86; 4. Newport 76; 5. Grant County 34; 6. Lloyd 27; 7. Pendleton County 19.         Individual results

        (Top two and those meeting qualifying standard advance to the state meet June 2-3 at the University of Kentucky)

        3,200-meter relay: Highlands, 8:20.9; 2. Grant County 8:46.1.

        110-meter hurdles: 1. Allen Miller, Fleming County, 16.2; 2. Danie Forsyth, Mason County, 16.2.

        100-meter dash: 1. Harry Lewis, Mason County, 11.2; 2. Will Wright, Lloyd, 11.2.

        800-meter relay: 1. Highlands, 1:34.5; Newport, 1:35.1.

        1,600-meter run: 1. Colin Muehlenkamp, Highlands, 4:36.6; 2. John Gilvin, Fleming County, 4:43.6.

        400-meter relay: 1. Highlands, 45.1; 2. Newport, 45.8.

        400-meter dash: 1. Derick Salyer, Fleming County, 52.6; 2. Clem Fennell, Highlands, 52.7.

        300-meter hurdles: 1. Matt Ewald, Highlands, 41.0; 2. Mike Slawter, 43.0.

        800-meter run: 1. Joe Salvato, Highlands, 1:57.4 (regional record); 2. Jay Heilman, Highlands, 2:02.8.

        200-meter dash: 1. Matt Barnes, Highlands, 23.2; 2. James Roland, Newport, 23.4.

        3,200-meter run: 1. Colin Muehlenkamp, Highlands, 10:22.6; 2. John Gilvin, Fleming County, 10:45.6.

        1,600 relay: 1. Highlands, 3;29.1; 2. Newport, 3:38.8.

        Discus: 1. Brent Grover, Highlands, 142-11; 2. Chad Thompson, Highlands, 117-6.

        Long jump: 1. Harry Lewis, Mason County, 20-11/2; 2. Matt Barnes, Highlands, 19-111/2.

        Shot put: 1. Brent Grover, Highlands, 47-71/4; 2. Brandon Gulley, Fleming County, 44-9.

        High jump: 1. Harry Lewis, Mason County, 6-8; 2. Thomas Petty, Newport, 6-2; 3. Adam Workman, Pendleton County, 6-2; 4. Justin Fey, Newport, 6-0.

        Pole vault: 1. Matt Ewald, Highlands, 12-3; 2. Brian Edwards, Fleming County, 12-0; 3. Dustin Kehoe, Mason County, 11-6.

        Triple jump: 1. Alan Miller, Fleming County, 42-13/4; 2. Chris Schneider, Highlands, 38-2.

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