LCA entered the 2017 having established itself as one of the top 1A programs in the state. The boys team won the school's first-ever state championship and the youthful girls team began creeping up the state rankings.
Event with that pressure, the teams were able to keep it going this year. Although the boys finished third and the girls 17th, the Eagle program continued competing with the very best in Kentucky.
Below are the boys and girls results from the state meet:
|F 400m||3||Allison Whitaker||59.85|
|F 3200m||5||Kendall Hayes||12:40.93|
|F 3200m||12||Anna Rupp||13:25.24|
|F LJ||6||Megan Rogers||15-08.00|
|F TJ||16||Megan Rogers||30-04.00|
|F TJ||22||Caroline Royalty||28-05.00|
|F PV||14||Alex Smith||6-06.00|
|M 100m||6||Dillon Wheatley||11.38|
|M 100m||7||Drayden Burton||11.39|
|M 200m||5||Drayden Burton||22.96|
|M 200m||13||Dillon Wheatley||23.39|
|M 800m||4||Blake Richardson||2:01.13|
|M 800m||7||Andrew Madden||2:02.43|
|M 1600m||7||Adam Wier||4:37.71|
|M 1600m||18||Will Brittain||4:54.15|
|M 3200m||2||Connor Hayes||10:09.17|
|M 3200m||4||Adam Huff||10:19.79|
|M HJ||19||Jed Green||5-06.00|
From Lexington Herald-Leader Reports:
Lexington Christian’s boys followed up last year’s team championship with a third-place finish, making a late move up the standings as eighth-grader Connor Hayes finished second in the 3,200 run and the 4-by-800 relay team placed fourth.
The highlight of the day for the Eagles was their title in the 4-by-800 relay after finishing third in the event last year. In his first year running track, Blake Richardson anchored the 4-by-800 winners and finished third in the 800.
So why the sudden interest in track and field? Richardson blamed his teammate.
“That’s all on Adam Huff,” he said with a laugh. “He’s been begging me for four years to come out and try it, so this year I said ‘fine, I’ll come do it for you’.”
Huff’s value to the team isn’t limited to his recruiting expertise. The senior ran the second leg of the 4-by-800 and finished fourth in the 3,200.
But Huff admitted it felt good to have his scouting skills validated by Richardson’s performance.
“Oh, I was so proud of him,” said Huff. “I felt just like a dad out there watching him.”