Hopkinsville, Christian County and University Heights Academy took to the Stadium of Champions for a city meet on Friday morning.
All three teams went out and produced winners.
UHA won the overall event on the girls side, where Hoptown won the boys.
For Hopkinsville on the boys’ side, Zante Brown (110 hurdles), Dylan Skinner (high jump) and Kemaure Mumford (discus) came away with first-place finishes for the Tigers.
Also finishing in first was Chase Atkins. The senior took first in both the 800-meter and 1600-meter races.
In the 1600, Atkins set a new school record, running a 4:24.86 in the race.
Atkins said his day went much better than he thought it would given the conditions.
“A lot better than I expected,” Atkins said. “Ran the 1600 last week and ran a 4:27. Came in this week running and trying to win points and ran a 4:24.86 — a three-second PR. Didn’t expect it but I’m really happy with it.”
The Tigers also won the 4x400-meter relay.
On the girls’ side, Allison Wood won both the 1600 and 3200-meter races, Lori Moyd won the shot put and discus, while the Lady Tigers came away with a win in the 4x100-meter relay.
For County, Autumn Bell continued her great start to the season, winning four events on the day (100, 200, long jump and triple jump).
“I think my hard work is paying off,” Bell said. “I think I ran my best times of the season today.”
Bell’s goal is to qualify in multiple events for the state meet.
“My goal this year is to make it to state in more than one event individually,” Bell said. “Not even to stay I’m a state champion, but just to say I made it there.”
Josiah Bridges also won the long jump and the Colonels won the boys’ 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays.
UHA had a great day as well.
For the Blazers, Mason Price took home three victories in the 100, 200 and 400-meter races.
Chase Hendricks won the 3200, Sam Cotthoff took home the shot put and Connor DIll won the 300-meter hurdles.
The Lady Blazers won three relays on the day, taking the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays.
Individually, Julia Thomas won the high jump, Piper Hancock was victorious in the 800 and Evelyn Morales took home first in the 400-meter.
Morales competed in multiple track and field events on the day, and overall thought she had a good day.
“I came out in high jump and did really well,” Morales said. “For it being my third meet this year — I felt really confident about my jumps this year. Whenever I started running in the 400, I wanted to lay it out on the track in the cold and windy weather.”
Morales is focused getting better as the year goes on.
“For me, I want to break the 60-second mark in the 400 if I can,” Morales said. “My main goal is to get my hurdle for and technique down so I can get possibly a 45 or better in my 300 hurdle time.”