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By DAVE TAYLOR
The Trimble Banner
Three new school records were achieved by Trimble’s athletes as the Trimble County High School track team competed in the Louisville Track and Field Premier Classic, held at Louisville’s Assumption High School Friday.
Christian Apel lowered the school record for the 1600 meter run (also the mile) by more than 10 seconds to a time of 4:31.89. Johnathan Papai registered a new school mark in the 110 meter hurdles at 19.29. Daniel Rector set Trimble’s new shot put record at 39 feet-four and a quarter inches.
“This meet was a reflection of all the hard work the kids have put in this year, and we’re only halfway through the season,” Trimble’s new head coach Traci Crowder said. “This season has had its fair share of challenges, but our athletes have shown resilience and commitment.”
Trimble’s boys registered the following results:
100 meter run prelims third heat—Zach Nelson, 4th in third heat, 17th overall, 12.96.
110 meter hurdles—Johnathan Papai, 5th, 19.29.
1600 meter run—Christian Apel, 5th, 4:31.89; and Tray Robbins, 14th, 5:24.38.
200 meter run—Zach Nelson, 11th, 26.44 (personal record); and Brody Fugate, 15th, 30.86.
300 meter hurdles—Johnathan Papai, 5th, 45.39 (personal record).
400 meter run—Isaac Schwarz, 18th, 1:05.96.
4 x 100 meter relay—Trimble placed 9th with a time of 53.96.
4 x 400 meter relay—Trimble’s team of Tray Robbins, Johnathan Papai, Isaac Schwarz and Christian Apel placed 7th with a time of 4:13.92.
800 meter run—Tray Robbins, 4th, 2:17.84 (personal record).
Long Jump—Calvin Brown, 6th, 16-02.25; Zach Nelson, 11th, 15-09.50; and Isaac Schwarz, 15th, 12-08.50.
Pole Vault—Tray Robbins, 2nd, 8-00.00 (personal record).
Shot Put—Daniel Rector, 2nd, 39-04.25; and David Marsh, 4th, 37-03.00 (personal record).
Triple Jump—Calvin Brown, 4th, 35-07.00 (personal record).
Results for Trimble’s girls in the meet:
1600 meter run—Kylie Wilberding, 18th, 6:11.51; Ashley Brierly, 19th, 6:17.15; and Kirsten Baird, 20th, 6:41.85. All were season bests, according to Crowder.
200 meter run—Tessa Chilton, 23rd, 34.47 (season best).
400 meter run—Shelby Papai, 14th, 1:21.89; and Savannah Moore, 15th, 1:25.07 (season best).
4 x 400 meter relay—Trimble’s team of Savannah Moore, Tessa Chilton, Shelby Papai and Kirsten Baird finished 7th with a time of 5:27.63.
800 meter finals—Ashley Brierly, 7th, 2:43.31 (season best).
Trimble’s coach said her athletes “are dedicated to what they do, both on the track and in the classroom. We have great senior leadership in Christian Apel, Tray Robbins, Olivia Cooley, and Savannah Moore. They are extremely hard workers, and willing to do whatever the team needs. We are so proud of our senior class!”
Crowder also expressed gratitude for her staff of coaching assistants—Johnathan Papai, David Apel, Mike Baird and Harold Crawford.
“These guys give far above and beyond what is expected, and this program would not be the same without them,” she said. “We truly have the cream of the crop!”