HCHS boys take second in home meet; girls place third


Chandra Howard

Harlan County senior Hunter Blevins is ranked among the state leaders in the shot put. He won the meet at Harlan County High School last week.

The Harlan County boys placed second and the girls finished third in the Harlan County All-Comers Meet in late March.
Corbin won the girls race with 153 points, 13 ahead of HCHS. North Laurel was third with 133 points, followed by Middlesboro with 71, Harlan with 48, Whitley County with 27, Letcher Central with 19 and Lynn Camp with 15.
North Laurel won the boys race with 178 points. Corbin was second with 157.5 points and was followed by Harlan County with 142.5, Middlesboro with 69, Harlan with 46.5, Letcher Central with 41.5, Whitley County with 16 and Lynn Camp with 1.
“Looking at our results, you can most definitely see accelerated progress for all our kids. They are so resilient, and they haven’t missed a beat in terms of competitive spirit and a willingness to improve,” Harlan County coach Ryan Vitatoe said.
The HCHS boys won several events, led by Hunter Blevins with first place in the shot put and second in the discus. Gavon Spurlock won the high jump and was second in the triple jump. Caleb Brock was first in the 1,600 meters. Daniel Joseph won the 3,200 meters. Matt Yeary was first in the 300-meter hurdles.
“We have several who have turned in record breaking performances that rank them among the state’s best in our division. I’m so proud of Caleb and Hunter’s focus, and they’ve really set the tone for their teammates,” Vitatoe said. “We have a lot of excellent guys out, and it’s shaping up to be a historic season for the boys program. I think they have the opportunity to be among the best teams in our county’s history if they continue to work hard.”
Kassy Owens led the Harlan County girls as she finished first in the the long jump. HCHS also was first in the 4 x 100 relay.
“I’m just now getting all my girls out from winter sports, but I’ve been really pleased with the effort of all the girls. I think this team has an opportunity to be highly competitive at the regional level as well, if we can get everyone in the right spot,” Vitatoe said.
Harlan’s Marissa Marlowe was first in the discus and second in the shot put.

100 meters — Treyveon Longmire, Corbin, 11:22; Evan McCrickard, Corbin; Gamarious Isby, North Laurel.
200 meters — Evan McCrickard, Corbin, 23.76; Treyveon Longmire, Corbin; Tye Stevens, Corbin.
400 meters — Evan McCrickard, Corbin, 54.31; Austin Gibbs, Whitley County; Tye Stevens, Corbin.
800 meters — Cole Osborne, North Laurel, 2:09,09; Sean Simons, Corbin; Andon Asher, Corbin.
1,600 meters — Caleb Brock, Harlan County, 4:36.24; Justin Sparkman, North Laurel; Austin Terrell, Corbin.
3,200 meters — Daniel Joseph, Harlan County; 11:20.01; Aspen Sizemore, North Laurel; Tommy Monhollen, North Laurel.
110-meter hurdles — Nathan Napier, Middlesboro, 18.06; Matt Yeary, Harlan County; Austin Johnson, North Laurel.
300-meter hurdles — Matt Yeary, Harlan County, 46.71; Nathan Napier, Middlesboro; Alex Miller, Corbin.
4 x 100 meter relays — North Laurel, Middlesboro, Harlan.
4 x 200 meter relays — North Laurel, Harlan County, Middlesboro.
4 x 400 meter relays — North Laurel, Harlan County, Letcher Central.
4. 800 meter relays — North Laurel, Corbin, Harlan County.
High jump —Gavon Spurlock, Harlan County, 5:07.00, Johann Gist, Harlan; Kaleb McLendon, Harlan.
Long jump — Treyveon Longmire, Corbin, 19:10.00; Alex Garcia, North Laurel; Evan McCrickard, Corbin.
Triple jump — Alex Garcia, North Laurel, 37-05.00; Gavon Spurlock, Harlan County; Hunter Newberry, Corbin.
Pole vault — Grant Woods, North Laurel, 9-06.00; Aspen Sizemore, North Laurel; Dylan Stacy, Corbin.
Discus — Luke Robinson, North Laurel, 133-07.00; Hunter Blevins, Harlan County; Zach Tong, Middlesboro.
Shot put — Hunter Blevins, Harlan County, 48-02.00; Luke Robinson, North Laurel; Connor Blevins, Harlan County.


100 meters — Taylor French, Corbin, 13.83; Maddie Jo Russell, Corbin; Emma Ashurst, Corbin.
200 meters — Taylor French, Corbin, 29.66; Maddie Jo Russell, Corbin; Abby Mabe, Lynn Camp.
400 meters — Olivia Rudder, North Laurel, 1:04.79; Abby Mabe, Lynn Camp; Taylor French, Corbin.
800 meters — Grace Rose, Middlesboro, 2:35.39; Daniella Jackson, North Laurel; Taylor Allen, North Laurel.
1,600 meters — Kennedy Sizemore, North Laurel, 6:02.40; Peyton Lunsford, Harlan County; Lauren Crouch, North Laurel.
3,200 meters — Lauren Crouch, North Laurel, 13:04.73; Peyton Lunsford, Harlan County; Riley Vickers, North Laurel.
100-meter hurdles — Clara Finneseth, Corbin, 19.96; Lauren Steely, Corbin; Abby Stone, Whitley County.
300-meter hurdles — Kennedy Sizemore, North Laurel, 56.53; Lauren Steely, Corbin; Clara Finneseth, Corbin.
4 x 100 meter relays — Harlan County, Middlesboro, North Laurel.
4 x 200 meter relays — North Laurel, Middlesboro, Harlan County.
4 x 400 meter relays — North Laurel, Middlesboro, Harlan County.
4. 800 meter relays — North Laurel, Corbin, Harlan County.
High jump — Maddie Jo Russell, Corbin, 4-08.00; Morgan Stacy, Corbin; Haley Middleton, Harlan County.
Long jump — Maddie Jo Russell, Corbin, 15-04.00; Kami Garland, Corbin; Taylor French, Corbin.
Triple jump —Kassydee Owens, Harlan County, 31-09.00; Haley Middleton, Harlan County; Kennadi Larew, Middlesboro.
Pole vault — Lupe Campos, Corbin, 5-06.00
Discus — Marissa Marlowe, Harlan 73-08.00; Kelly Beth Hoskins, Harlan County; Mary Gross, Harlan County.
Shot put — Mea Anderson, North Laurel, 26-11.00; Marissa Marlowe, Harlan; Lindsey Browning, Harlan County.

Complete race results — https://ky.milesplit.com/teams/17967-harlan-county/schedule#.YGya8ehKhPY