Friday is the final day of the 2017 track season for Class 2A . The girls featured below are just a few of the many outstanding performers who will compete at UK's Outdoor Track Complex. (All ranking #'s are for Class 2A, unless noted):
4 x 400 Meter Relay, Boyle Co. vs, John Hardin:
The day's final event could decide the the meet winner between 2A's top two teams. The defending champion Rebels and challenger Bulldogs, clocked the #3 and #4 times last week in their respective regions.
Michaela Reinhart, Lexington Catholic
'17 (Duke commit): 1600m, 3200m.
*Two-time defending 3200m champ blistered the Kentucky all-time record by 22 seconds at the Arcadia Invitational in California five weeks ago (then the #5 US time). Also has the 2017 #1 (#4 KY all-time) mark in the 1600m, as well as the #3 KY all-time Mile. All-class State Meet records are just a few ticks away.
* Two-time state champion and Gatorade KY Runner of the Year in cross country. Michaela is shooting for state titles five and six, to cap off a great high school career.
Valesha Watson, Paducah Tilghman
'19: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m Relay
* Defending champion in all four events, won last year as a freshman. Blue Tornado speedster is top-ranked 2A sprinter again this year, and no lower than #8 KY All-class in any event. Closing in on Class 2A records at 200m and the 4 x 100m Relay.
Kylie Thompson, Boyle Co.
'17 vs. Jordan Nelson, John Hardin
'18: 100m, 200m, 4 x 200m relay.
* Trying to pile up team points, the #2 and #3 ranked 2A sprinters will meet head-to-head in three events, with Thompson also hoping to win as part of 4 x 400m Relay.
Zoe Yeast, Mercer Co.
'20: Discus Throw, Shot Put
* Titan freshman thrower is already the #15 all-time KY performer in the discus. #1 in 2A, and the favorite at State. Zoe is also the #2, 2A shot putter.
Mya Muschette, John Hardin
'17: Triple Jump, Long Jump, 4 x 100m & 4 x 200m Relays.
* Defending Triple Jump champion. Mya is the favorite to win both horizontal jumps this year.
Key member of Lady Bulldogs short sprint relays.
These girls are all #1 performers in their events this season.
Promise Cross, Rowan Co.
'20: High Jump
Autumn King, Rockcastle Co.
'20: Long Jump
Katie Wright, North Oldham
'21: Pole Vault