By KEITH TAYLOR
11:06 AM EST, March 4, 2013
The George Rogers Clark track team competed in the state indoor meet Saturday night at Broadbent Arena in Louisville.
Cora Kerber led the girls team by placing sixth in the 800-meter run. Kerber ran the four laps in 2:30.38. Kerber edged out regional rival Gabby Sabino of Madison Central, who placed seventh in a time of 2:30.67.
Sabino and Kerber competed last year in the same event in the regional and state outdoor track and field meets. In both encounters, Sabino beat Kerber, but the roles reversed Saturday during the indoor event.
“I was particularly pleased with Cora's performance in the 800,” Clack coach Dodd Dixon said. “Cora has looked strong all indoor season.”
Kerber also placed 10th in the long jump.
Heidi Geittmann was 13th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 12.57. In the girls 4x400m relay, Kerber, Alyssa Guance, Amy Polchinski and Lydia Gapp completed the distance in 5:00.49, just behind regional rival Pulaski County.
In the boys competition, Clark’s distance squad continued its long tradition of state prominence. Clark runner Grayson Brookshire qualified for the 3,000-meter run. Brookshire, one of a few runners eligible to compete in the premier distance event, placed 12th with a time of 10:15.55.
Matt Daugherty placed ninth in the shot put with a throw of 40-4.75. Clark has placed in the top 10 of the shot put each year for the past eight years. Cardinal vaulter Nate Dent placed ninth in the pole vault with a jump of seven feet, while Taylor Goldhaun was 13th in the high jump with a height of 5-4.
Brandon Burris placed 14th in the 60-meters with a time of 10.54. Darian Farris ran the 60-meters in a time of 7.99. The boys 4x400 relay beat Scott County and Woodford County. Relay team members were
Farris, Ben Petrey, Lawrence Williams and John Dixon.
Clark placed 27th in final team standings. Louisville Waggener won the girls competition while North Hardin won the boys event.