GRC Track Teams Race to Victory
Published 2:56 pm Thursday, February 17, 2022
The George Rogers Clark and Robert D. Campbell Indoor Track teams opened their indoor season recently in Mason County.
The GRC Boys placed 6th overall in a field of 26 schools from Kentucky and Ohio.
The High School Girls team did not have their full team competing and only had three girls at the meet.
The Campbell Girls won the middle school meet and the Campbell Boys Team placed fourth in the multi-state field of schools.
Sophomores Joey Hill and Josh Wilson placed fourth and eighth place respectively in the long jump with jumps of 18 feet 11 inches and 18 feet five inches. Hill also placed third in the 55m dash with a time of 6.98 followed by teammate Elias Webb who was fourth with a time of 7.00 seconds.
The GRC Boys 4x400m relay placed third overall with a time of 3:58.64 while the boys 4x800m relay placed fifth with a time of 9:53.
Leading the Girls Middle School team to victory was Savannah Thomas who placed first in both the 3K with a time of 13:01 and 1600m with a time of 6:42.
Thomas also placed second in the 800m dash with a time of 3:01. Also turning in top eight performances in the girls middle school 1600m from Campbell were
Kinslee Wesolowski, Saydee Wesley, Lakelyn Hoffman, Raniya Stewart, Laney Spurlock and Autumn McGuire.
Leading the Boys Middle School Team was eighth grader Ben Wilson who placed first in both the 1600m and 800m. Hunter Rogers placed second in the 1600m behind teammate Wilson. This year marks the 18th season that GRC has fielded an indoor track team.
“I am well pleased with our first outing of the season” said GRC/RDC Track Coach Dodd Dixon. “We have been challenged all season with practice issues due to weather. It was good to finally get out there and run some races.”