Blazers ready for state track & field meet at UK

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University Heights Academy's Isiah Pantiere finishes a race during the Class A, Region 1 Meet at Murray. Pantiere is competing in four events today.

The University Heights Academy Blazers wrapped up the 2018 KHSAA Class A State Track & Field Championship with their first state title in program history.

Today, the Blazers will hope for another state championship as several UHA athletes have impressive times coming into today's finals at the University of Kentucky.

Isiah Pantiere, Evelyn Morales and Meghan Adams will each compete in four events, the most an athlete can be in during the state championship.

Pantiere is running in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, along with the long jump. The Louisville signee has a state title in his sights as he's got stellar times in multiple races.

Morales is also hoping to help the Blazers on the track and in the field as she's competing in the 300-meter hurdles, high jump and is a member of the 4x200 and 4x400 relays.

Adams is competing in the shot put, 400-meter dash, 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Adams finished second in the shot put and won the 400-meter during the Class A, Region 1 Meet at Murray more than a week ago.

Tomas Duncan and Muki Kunnmann will represent the Blazers in the distance races as it'll be the final races of Kunnmann's illustrious UHA career.

The youth movement is key for the Blazers as well as Piper Hancock and Connor Dill are each making appearances at the state final.

Events start at 10 a.m. today at the UK Track & Field Complex.

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