LEXINGTON The Prestonsburg High School track and field program competed in the Tates Creek Commodore Classic on Saturday. In all, 16 teams participated in the Tates Creek-hosted meet. The field featured several talent-heavy teams from Central Kentucky. The Prestonsburg boys team placed eighth in the team standings. The Prestonsburg girls concluded the meet 14th.
The boys team competed well overall and had several personal records, Prestonsburg Coach Dewey Jamerson commented.
Sophomore Joseph Jamerson placed first in the 110 meter hurdles. Jamerson didnt post anywhere near his best time, but still won. The second place finisher had beaten him in the 55 meter hurdles at the State Indoor Championships back in early-March, making the win that much better. Jamerson also had a third-place finish in the high jump and a fifth-place performance in the 300 meter hurdles, running his best time of the season.
Cameron Tincher recorded a personal record in the 200, finishing eighth. Tincher also turned in a personal record in the long jump.
Prestonsburg distance runners Zach Romans, Griffin Baker and Nathan Hunt each had personal records in the 1600 meter run. Romans took over 21 seconds off his best time.
Devin Clifton enjoyed a solid outing, placing second in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump, both personal records. Clifton also went under 60 seconds in the 400 meter dash for the first time ever.
Middle schooler Ty Blackburn ran under 60 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles for the first time as well.
Nathan Slone finished seventh in the pole vault and delivered a personal record in the 200 meter dash.
Alex Garner had a seventh place finish in the shot put and also recorded a personal record in the discus.
Kain Collins and Chad Ousley both had personal records in the discus.
The meet yielded several personal records for the PHS track and field program.
Makayla Williamson turned in a personal record in the 1600 meter run. Prestonsburgs 4x100 meter relay team of Alli Hopkins, Courtney Foley, Alessandra Lamolinara and Micheala Slone ran its fastest time of the season.
Slone and Mckenzie Collins turned in personal records in the 400 meter dash.
Leanna Goble had a personal record in the 300 meter hurdles.
Hopkins recorded a personal record in the 800 meter run.
Catherine Tincher was only .04 seconds off of a personal record.
Hopkins had personal records in both the shot put and discus.
Kristany Setser placed sixth in the long jump for the Pburg girls track team.
The girls ran well overall, Jamerson said. We still need to work on some things but we had a few personal records.
Both teams ran well and I think going to a big meet like this shows them that they can compete outside of the area, Jamerson added. But I also believe it shows them that they need to work harder as well.