By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

Several local teams fared well at Tuesday’s track meet held at Knox Central High School’s brand new facility.

In the overall standings, the homestanding Panthers finished second in points with a score of 93.14, while Corbin placed third with 86.14 points and Whitley County close behind with a score of 56.

On the girls side, Corbin placed second, just two points behind Southwestern (84) for first place with a score of 82. The Knox Central women placed fourth with a total score of 77 points.

In the individual competition, Corbin’s Libby Davis earned a first, second and third place finish in the 100-meter dash (13.20), long jump (30-00) and 200 (28.40), respectively.

Tamara Blanton finished second in the 300-meter hurdles (52.99) and triple jump (30-00), while Meredith Grove finished third in the high jump (4-08).

Corbin’s Todd Olsen led all men competitors with a first place finish in the 300 hurdles (43.11), second in the 110 hurdles (17.67) and third in both the high jump (5-08) and long jump (18-01).

Knox Central’s Cheyenne Hubbard took first place in the 3200 (11:15.99), while Chawtale Creighton’s time of 28.02 was good enough for second in the 200. Samantha Whitehead rounded out the Lady Panthers’ top scores with a time of 12:57.58 in the 3200.

The Panther men were big winners as Greg Phillips height of 10-06 was tops in the pole vault, while Richard Branstutter distance of 46 feet was good enough for first place in the shot put.

North Laurel had a pair of first place finishes by Ashley Woolum in the long jump (13-10) and triple jump (32-02), while Erica Guinn grabbed second in the 1600 (6:10.76).

Whitley County’s Aaron Canada finished first in two events – the mens 100 (11.20) and 200 (22.68), while Jamie Lebanion took first in the high jump (5-08) and David Worley was first in the pole vault (10-00).

The Lady Colonels were not to be outdone by their counterparts, thanks to a second place finish by Emily Estes in the 100 hurdles (18.14) and a second place finish by Elizabeth Patrick in the pole vault.

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