Walker's a runner

Tyler Walker, shown finishing a race during cross country season, has maintained an equally blistering pace in track. After setting a school record in the 3,200 meters on Saturday, he ran a personal record of 4:41 in the 1,600 Tuesday night at Dunbar.

Led by three event victories and a demonstration of its overall depth, Scott County boys' track and field enjoyed another triumphant evening in a 17-team meet at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

SC captured first place in the Tuesday all comers' meet with 94 points, a substantial margin over second place Bryan Station (66).

Anderson County (45) won a close battle for third with Lafayette (41) and Tates Creek (40).

In the girls' meet, Scott County was sixth with its total of 45. only a dozen off the pace of second-place Bryan Station. Western Hills (55), Tates Creek (49.5) and Franklin County (47) also were in the mix, with Woodford County (93) a runaway winner.

Ashton Miller continued his strong season with a victory in the boys' 800-meter run. Miller's time of 2:07.25 won the race by a margin of nearly two seconds.

Tyler Walker, coming off a school record in the two mile at Tates Creek over the weekend, stayed at the front of the pack with a showing of 4:41.18 in the 1,600 meters. Teammate Preston Lutter (4:51.44) was third in that event.

Scott County snagged its other win in the 4x100 with a 44.77 clip. In addition to his hand in that victory, sophomore Bryce Chisley claimed runner-up honors in both the 100 (11.25) and 200 (22.63).

Caleb Griggs stuffed the scoreboard with points in three different events. The junior took third in both the 300 hurdles (42.66) and long jump (20 feet) as well as fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.78).

Peyton Shotwell also earned high marks with second place (6-2) in the high jump and third (40-4) in the triple jump.

Rounding out the scoring for the boys were Austin Taylor, fourth in the shot put (43-0), and Carter Felton, fifth in the pole vault (10-0).

Reilly Ray paced the Scott County girls to a convincing win in the 4x800 relay. The Lady Cards clocked 10:42.64.

The junior middle distance ace also finished second in the 800, where her time of 2:26.77 was a mere stride behind Western Hills' Emma        Campbell.

Lydia LeDet and Kiya Allen each grabbed points in both the long jump and triple jump. The junior LeDet was third in the long jump (15-1) and fourth in the triple jump (33-2 ½), while the freshman Allen finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with distances of 14-10 and 31-11.

Heather Woodie provided third place in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet.

Scott County picked up fifth-place finishes from Elizabeth Parret (shot put, 26-9½), Maquoia Raglin (200, 27.99) and Annalee Griffith (200 hurdles, 54.03).

Jemarria Jenkins (28.29) was sixth in the 200, while SC's 4x200 relay matched that finish in 1:57.33.

SC will compete Saturday at the Bourbon County Relays.

Kal Oakes can be reached via email at sports@news-graphic.com.

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