The George Rogers Clark indoor track team competed in a meet Saturday at the U.S. Bank Indoor Arena in Mason County.
In the final team scores, the boys team placed third, while the girls team finished 11th.
Leading the Cardinals was junior Matt Daugherty. Daugherty competed in the indoor shot put, the first event. Daugherty's first throw was a scratch. In the shot put, each competitor is allowed three attempts, with the longest throw counting toward the team score. Daugherty returned with a throw of 39 feet, 11 inches, good enough for first place.
"It looked to me like Matt threw a 40-01 and that it was measured a little short,” Clark coach Dodd Dixon said. "However, the main thing is that Matt's effort was good enough for first place."
Also competing in the shot put were sophomore Jordan Toler (27-04) and freshman Shamar Robertson (27-01).
In the boys 55-meter dash, Jonathan Garrett placed fourth with a time of 7.22, followed by John Dixon in sixth (7.25) and Darian Farris seventh (7.27). In the 55-meter hurdles, Brandon Burris placed third with a time of 9.95 and Deven Gonzalez clocked an 11.18 finish.
In the 400-meters, Dixon placed fifth with a personal best time of 59.56.
“I was pleased with John's time,” Dixon said. “To have your best time on a 133m track is great. It gives us a lot to work with when we get to the outdoor season.
Farris (1:02.31) and Aaron Dieck (1:09.09) also competed in the event.
Grayson Brookshire placed first in the 3000-meters. Brookshire also was the anchor on the boys 4x800 relay, which placed fourth. Other members of the relay team were Alan Barnett, Aaron Barnett and Irvin Juarez. Juarez ran the open 800-meters and placed third with a time of 2:32.17. He was followed by
Stephen Skaggs (2:49) and Randy Morris (3:07).
The Cards placed fourth in the 4x400 with a finish of 4:16.47. Relay members were Garrett, Farris, Lawrence Williams and Dixon.
In the final team standings, Mason County was first with a 109, Simon Kenton was second (78) and Clark was third with 69. Henry County placed fourth with 50 and Madison Central was fifth with 40 points.
In the girls competition, Amy Polchinski ran the 55-meters in 9.45, while Ashley Durham ran the distance in 9.63.
Alyssa Gaunce ran the 800-meters in 3:15.63, followed by Emma Mork (3:36.83) and Madison Henry (3:45.60).
In the 55-meter hurdles, Heidi Geittmann completed the race in 12.57. The girls 4x400m relay placed eighth with a time of 6:00.95.
Dixie Heights placed first in the girls meet.