, Corbin, KY

May 13, 2013

High flyers

Shippy's three first place titles lead Lady Panthers to fourth overall

The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons  / Staff Writer

DANVILLE — Corbin and Knox Central were the lone Tri-County teams in the Region 5, Class AA meet Saturday and both had mixed results.

The Lady Panthers were good enough for fourth overall with 59.50 points, while the Panthers were 11th with just 16 points. Corbin was sixth in the boys’ standings with 31, while the Lady Redhounds were ninth overall with 24.

Boyle County cruised to first place on the girls side with 156, while Madison Central’s 90 were good enough for second. Rockcastle County (67) was third, followed by Knox Central (59.50) and Russell County (47) to round out the top five.

Boyle County’s boys’ team made it a clean sweep with 119 points and first place, while Mercer County was second with 116. Madison Southern (81) was third, followed by Russell County (47) and West Jessamine (42) to round out the top five.

Girls (Top 5 Finishers only)

Knox Central’s Cassy Shippy carried the bulk of the load for the Lady Panthers, grabbing first place in the 100 with a time of 12.75, the 200 with a time of 25.90 and the long jump with a jump of 16-05.25, which was nearly a foot farther than second place.

Sabrina Elliott was second in the 800 and 1600 run with times of 2:33.76 and 5:45.79, respectively while the team of Shippy, Haley Brown, Casey Mitchell and Jazmene Taylor picked up second place in the 4x100 relay with a 52.43.

Corbin managed three top 5 finishes on the girls’ side of things, starting with the team of Danielle Hickman, Bridgette Smallwood, Hailey Martin and Kaitlyn Waddle, who were second in the 4x800 with a time of 10:49.98.

The team of Waddle, Taylor Rawlings, Samantha Lay and Amerah Dixon picked up fifth in the 4x200 with a time of 1:57.47, while Chelsea Gibbs finished fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 83-07.

Boys (Top 5 Finishers only)

Though they finished sixth overall, Corbin bested Tri-County foes Knox Central with six top five finishes in the individual events to the Panthers’ two.

Taylor Waddle claimed half of Corbin’s top fives by grabbing third in the 100 with a time of 11.69, second in the 200 with a time of 23.36 and fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5-06.

Tucker Jones picked up third in the 1600 with a time of 4:50.97, while Cody Harp was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 40-01 and Drew Carter’s vault of 8-06 was good enough to earn him fifth place in the pole vault.

Knox Central’s Devon Evans was second in the 300 hurdles with a 40.69 and third in the 110 hurdles with a 16.80, rounding out the Panthers’ top fives.