APRIL 9, 2021 - CASSTOWN
The Covington boys and girls track teams took part in the annual Miami East Invitational on Friday and the girls finished 7th and the boys finished 9th out of the 13 schools who were on hand. The meet was called due to weather with only the boys and girls 1600 meter relays left to be run.
For the girls, Kayla Mitchell won the high jump by clearing a height of 4’9”. She was the lone Buccaneer to finish first on the evening, but others performed well in the events.
Freshman Carly Besecker finished runner-up in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.73, while Ellery Reck finished second in the pole vault with a height of 8’6”.
Besecker also placed fourth in the 200 meter dash (28.32) and was a member of the 800 meter relay team that finished sixth (2:03.08.
Johanna Welborn came in seventh in the 3200 meter run (14:11.65) and the girls 400 relay team placed eighth in a time of 57.21.
Kenny Wise was the highest finisher for the boys as he took second in the 200 meter dash in a time of 24.04. Wise also finished 7th in the 100 in a time of 12.16.
Bennett Welborn and Ashley long earned fourth place finishes with Welborn finishing the 1600 meter run in 4:50.76 and Long crossing the finish line in the 3200 in the time of 10:42.13.
The 3200 (9:07.76) and 800 (1:40.12) meter relay teams finished fifth, while the 400 meter relay team took sixth in the time of 47.79.
To round out the placers for the boys was Devin Brummitt, who finished seventh in the 1600 in the time of 5:15.95.
Covington continues its season on Tuesday with a home quad meet.
2nd - Kenny Wise - 200 Meter Dash - 24.04
4th - Bennett Welborn - 1600 Meter Run - 4:50.76
4th - Asher Long - 3200 Meter Run - 10:42.13
5th - 3200 Relay - 9:07.76
5th - 800 Relay - 1:40.12
6th - 400 Relay - 47.79
7th - Kenny Wise - 100 Meter Dash - 12.16
7th - Devin Brummitt - 1600 Meter Run - 5:15.95
1st - Kayla Mitchell - High Jump - 4’9”
2nd - Carlie Besecker - 400 Meter Dash - 1:02.73
2nd - Ellery Reck - Pole Vault - 8’6”
4th - Carlie Besecker - 200 Meter Dash - 28.32
6th - 800 Relay - 2:03.08
7th - Johanna Welborn - 3200 Meter Run - 14:11.65
8th - 400 Relay - 57.21