Trimble County's Ryan Long (center) pulling away from two competitors from South Oldham. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Trimble County's Ryan Long (center) pulling away from two competitors from South Oldham. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Ryan Long claimed a pair of wins to lead Trimble County’s track & field team at its own Invitational on Saturday in Bedford.

Long, a sophomore, won the boys 100-meter dash in 11.77 and the 200-meter dash in 22.97 to account for half of the Raiders’ wins.

Eliza Weston, also a sophomore, won the girls 400-meter dash in 1:05.74 to lead the Lady Raiders, who also won the 1600-meter relay in 4:47.30.

Junior Joshua Willie picked up Carroll County’s lone win in the meet when he cleared the bar in the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches.

A total of seven schools competed in the invitational, including the Unified squad from Carroll County. South Oldham picked up the team victory in both meets with Trimble County placing third in the boys meet and fourth in the girls while Carroll County was fifth in the boys meet and sixth in the girls.

Other top finishes for the Trimble boys were: Dominic Johnson, second, high jump, 5-8 and fourth, pole vault, 7-0; Tate Ogburn, third, 110 hurdles, 21.45; Alex Seward, third, 1600 run, 5:15:58 and third, pole vault, 8-0; Matthew Craig, third, 800 run, 2:13.94; 400 relay, third, 46.76; 1600 relay, third, 4:00.23; Long, third, long jump, 18-10.5; Evan Stevens, third, triple jump, 36-7.5; 800 relay, fourth, 1:52.49; Logan Clifford, fourth, shot put, 32-9 and fifth, discus, 87-10; Jace Ogburn, fifth, triple jump, 35-1; and Spencer Stark, fifth, high jump, 4-10.

Other top finishes for the Trimble girls were: Weston, second, 800 run, 2:42.20; Kaci Huff, second, discus, 75-2 and fourth, shot put, 24-7; Meagan Kainer, third, 100 hurdles, 20.18 and fourth, 100 dash, 14.84; Makayla Abbott, fourth, 300 hurdles, 55.54 and fifth, 100 hurdles, 21.54; and Emma Horn, fourth, high jump, 4-4 and fifth, long jump, 12-10.

Other top finishes for the Carroll boys were: Justin Williams, second, 400 dash, 55.74; Wille, second, triple jump, 38-6; 400 relay, second, 46.49; Nicholas Fruth, third, 200 dash, 24.73 and fourth, 100 dash, 12.60; and Derrius Watson, fourth, 200 dash, 24.81 and fourth, long jump, 18-6.

Top finishes for the Carroll girls were: Hope Staley, second, 100 hurdles, 19.98; Sarah Marshall, second, high jump, 4-6, fourth, 800 run, 2:54.22 and fifth, 1600 run, 6:08.25; Shawna McAlister, fourth, 100 hurdles, 21.01, fifth, triple jump, 25-10 and fifth, 100 dash, 14.90; Marissa Martinez, fourth, 3200 run, 23:02.28; 800 relay, fourth, 2:10.12; and 400 relay, fourth, 59.82.

In unified events, the Carroll County quartet of Jonathan Myrick, Damon Maines, Blayden Meadows and Dylan Williamson won the mixed 400-meter relay in 1:14.02, Williamson and Meadows won the 100-meter relay in 17.35, Williamson won the long jump at 11 feet, 10 inches and the boys shot put at 22 feet, 2 inches, and Evie Long won the girls shot put at 10 feet, 3 inches.

Team scores in the boys event were: South Oldham, 183; Shelby County, 118; Trimble County, 102; Dayton, 97; Carroll County, 68; and Owen County, 23.

Team scores in the girls event were: South Oldham, 124; Shelby County, 108; Dayton, 100; Trimble County, 88; Owen County, 76; Carroll County, 61; and Gallatin County, 23.

Both Trimble and Carroll return to action Thursday when they compete in the Glass Invitational at Owen County.

O’Banion re-breaks Cubs’ 400 mark at Sprinter’s Showcase

Madison sprinter Daunte O’Banion suffered his first loss of the season Saturday in the 400-meter dash but the Madison senior lowered his school rtecord in the event and came away with some valuable information for the rest of the 2019 campaign.

O’Banion squared off against Oak Hill junior Tahj Johnson — last year’s state runner-up and the favorite to win the title this year — at the Sprinter’s Showcase at Lafayette Jefferson High School.

The two runners were neck-and-neck through 300 meters when Johnson was finally able to gain some separation on O’Banion. The Cub record holder finished the race with a new school record of 49.49 — he’s lowered the mark every time he’s run the event this spring — just two strides back.

“This is why I took him and a few of the other guys to this meet. To let them see where they stand,” Madison coach Scott Holcroft said. “Daunte was right there with him and this just makes him more hungry as we go through the season.”

In addition to his performance in the 400, O’Banion was also 10th in the 100-meter dash in 11.56.

Several other Cubs made the trip north with Blair Holt, Nick Center and Jack Kelsey joining O’Banion in the 1600 relay where they placed eighth in 3:44.74. Bryce Foy was 19th in the 200 dash in 24.23 and 23rd in the 100 dash in 11.88.

“This was a great meet for these guys. They were running against the best in the state,” Holcroft said. “Bryce ran some great times tonight. The 4x400 ran a great time with the competition they were up against. These guys will not see this level until state. That is why we took them to this meet.”

Madison returns to action Tuesday at Seymour.

Shawe’s Lundergan named MVP in meet at Borden

Shawe’s Lauren Lundergan claimed girls Most Valuable Player honors at the Sam Sumner 1A Track & Field Invitational at Borden on Saturday while the Lady Hilltoppers finished fifth out of 11 schools as a team.

Lundergan picked up a win in the 3200-meter run and the long jump, finished second in the 100 hurdles and was fourth in the 300 hurdles to claim the top award for girls.

Grace McAllister added a fifth-place finish in both the 100 and 300 hurdles and Izzy Lewis was eighth in both the 200 and 400 meter dashes.

Joseph Lisle ran eighth in the boys 400 dash and Louis Liu was eighth in the 1600 run.

Shawe competes at Jac-Cen-Del Thursday.