Sunday, June 04, 2000

Kentucky girls track roundup

Brossart girls four-peat

By Ray Schaefer
Enquirer contributor

        LEXINGTON — The Bishop Brossart girls track team battled injuries as well as opponents all year, and Saturday the Lady 'Stangs joined an elite group.

        By winning its fourth straight Class A state title — 117-75 over St. Henry — Brossart became just the third girls team to win at least four state titles in a row. The Lady 'Stangs joined Danville (Class AA and A, 1983-88) and Fort Campbell (Class A, 1979-82) for that honor.

        “We had lots of obstacles, but we worked through it,” sophomore Megan Uebel said. “All of (the titles) are pretty nice. We had lots of people to replace. We just pushed through and did it.”

        Said Brossart coach Dave Schuh: “We were bandaged together today. (The title) felt good.”

        Freshman Stephanie Clark started Brossart's title four-peat by winning the 800-meter run in 2:21.37 while nursing a hip injury.

        “I prayed I would make first or second,” Clark said. “I'm not going through this pain for last or something.”

        Uebel alternated between the triple jump and high jump. She won the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 31/2 inches and was second in the high jump (5-2).

        “I was trying to concentrate on each thing at the same time,” Uebel said. “When it was my turn, I just concentrated on what had to be done.”

        Brossart completed its day with two more victories. Junior Jennifer Hartig and sophomore Christy Studer finished 1-2 in pole vault, and the quartet of Clark, sophomores Michelle McCluskey and Jenna Schultz and junior Sarah Smith won the 1,600 relay.

        Things look good for a fifth title run next year — Emily Phillips is the only senior.

        “This (was) some kind of rebuilding year,” Schuh said. “We'll be good next year.”

        St. Henry scored one win over Brossart — sophomore Julie Armstrong in the 100 hurdles (16.11). Brossart's Kristen Enzweiler was sec ond (16.57).

        “I was the only one without blocks,” Armstrong said. “I just tried to count faster in my head the three steps in between hurdles.”

Class AAA
        Boone County junior Christen Jones' second favorite event is the 100 meter dash. She won the sprint despite a "terrible start.'

        “I got out of the blocks last,” she said. “I was fourth or fifth halfway through. I said, "I've got to get this race.'”

        Jones was not as fortunate in her favorite event, the 200 dash. She finished second to Scott County's Samantha Garrett (25.30 to 25.61).

        “I just didn't run hard enough,” Jones said.

        Ballard won the team title with 94 points. Boone County was eighth (24) and Scott 11th (22).

Class AA
        Highlands senior Lauren Owsley won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.33. She beat Warren East's Dannella McClure (2:22.38).

        Newport freshman Valerie Raisor won the shot put with a throw of 35-51/4.

        Paducah Tilghman (66.5) claimed the team title. Newport was 10th (23 points) and Highlands 13th (18).

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