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High school track began its 2008 season on the local scene with the Pre-Season Rally at Taylor County on March 21.
The Taylor County boys' squad finished first with 67 points while LaRue County had 54 and Campbellsville 51.
First-place finishers for Taylor County were Donald White in the 100-meter dash (11.61), Griffin Tucker in the 800-meter run (2:25.89), Wes Colvin in the 3,200-meter run (11:44.96), C.J. Short in the 300-meter hurdles (50.68), Matt Humphress in the triple jump (35-10) and Chris Thomas in the shot put (40-5).
The Cardinals (Chris Colvin, Humphress, Short and White) also won the 4x100-meter relay race (48.52).
Campbellsville's winners were Michael McCubbin, 200-meter dash (23.84) and long jump (18-11) and the Eagles' 4x200-meter relay unit of McCubbin, Jacob Horn, Vincent Taylor and Andrew Anderson.
LaRue County won the girls' portion of the meet with 75 1/2 points while Taylor County had 67 and Campbellsville 15 1/2.
Taylor County's Victoria Johnson took the 200-meter dash (28.07) while Kelsey Feltner from Campbellsville won the 100-meter dash (13.05).
Other first-place finishers for the Lady Cardinals were: Mary Jefferson in the 400-meter dash (1:09.73), Lisa Dinsmore in the 100-meter hurdles (19.60), Megan Romines in the long jump (13-4).
The TCHS girls' 4x100-meter (Romines, Katie Yates, Ashley Gilbert and Dinsmore), 4x200-meter and 4x800-meter (Hannah Ellis, Jacqueline Nelson, Gilbert and Jefferson) relay teams also placed first.
Lady Eagle Jami Washington also was first in the shot put (28-5).
Taylor County also competed at the LaRue County All-Comers Meet on March 26.
The Cardinal boys' team was first (100) in the nine-team field ahead of Elizabethtown (90), Grayson County (80 1/2), LaRue County (74), Nelson County (54 1/2), Central Hardin (28), Fort Knox (15), Bullitt Central (14) and Bethelhem (8).
White won the 100-meter dash (11.82, just in front of teammate Cody Newton at 11.84) while Humphress took the 800-meter run (2:14.57) and the triple jump (39-1) and Thomas the shot put (39-10).
The Lady Cardinals were fifth (57), behind Elizabethtown (119), LaRue County (84), Grayson County (73) and Nelson County (64) and in front of Central Hardin (29), Fort Knox (23) and Bullitt Central (12).
Romines won the 100-meter (13.61) and 400-meter (1:04.28) dashes and the long jump (14-5 1/2).
Taylor County competes at LaRue County on Saturday while Campbellsville travels to Greenwood.