A number of Bracken County athletes introduced house medals from the 2023 KHSAA state monitor meet.
With eight athletes qualifying within the extremely aggressive fifth area A contest, every of them made the journey to Lexington final week to show that Bracken County was there to compete. Of the athletes competing, Area 5 pole vault champion Haylee Harrison, who competed onerous within the state pole vault competitors, positioned tenth over all with a ultimate top of two.13 meters. Harrison positioned excessive within the occasion and beat out a number of different rivals from all throughout the state.
Alongside Harrison, Bracken County sophomore Brianna Bauer additionally competed extraordinarily effectively, within the women’ shot put competitors. With a ultimate distance of 8.85 meters, Bauer cemented herself within the seventeenth place spot on the state meet, rating within the high twenty.
Each of those athletes competed onerous and gave it their all, and positioned excessive within the rankings all whereas having fun with the occasions they had been competing in. Coach Rick Staviski mentioned he was happy with his athletes for competing as onerous as they did, all whereas persevering with to have enjoyable.
The place Bracken County actually shined on the meet was the Unified occasions.
Bracken County takes excessive pleasure of their unified division and athletes and has religion of their skills to carry out. Unified sports activities is a program that mixes an roughly equal variety of Particular Olympics athletes with athletes with out mental disabilities. These athletes associate up and type groups, to coach and compete collectively. The age and talent of athletes and companions are outlined on a sport-by-sport foundation.
Unified sports activities had been impressed by the concept that coaching collectively and enjoying collectively helps promote friendship and understanding. One thing that the Polar Bears have in droves.
Within the unified lengthy soar competitors, Bracken County seventh grader Garrett Scott ended with a ultimate distance of three.18 meters. Scott teamed up along with his older sister, Bracken County sophomore Grace Scott, and earned the sixth-place medal. Additionally within the unified blended lengthy soar, was seventh grader Taylor Burton, who fell simply behind Scott with a ultimate distance of three.12 meters. Burton and freshman Sanae Takata earned the seventh-place medal, after each placing all the pieces that they had into the competitors.
Burton additionally teamed up with Bren Conley, to participate within the unified blended shot put competitors. Burton and Conley completed with a ultimate distance of 11.93 meters, simply falling wanting Hailey Dean and Noah Wodrig of Owen County, who had a ultimate distance of 12.2 meters. Burton and Conley introduced house the eighth-place medal within the competitors.
Garrett and Grace Scott additionally competed within the unified blended shot put competitors, inserting tenth, with a ultimate distance of seven.48 meters.
Two extra Bracken County unified groups took half within the blended 2×50 meter relay, with Grace and Garrett Scott inserting eleventh with a ultimate time of twenty-two.74 seconds, and McKinnley Dietrich and Taylor Burton coming in simply behind them at twelfth, with a ultimate time of 23.00 seconds.
Each Bracken County athlete gave it their all in every competitors they took half in. People who introduced house medals, and people who didn’t all have one thing to be happy with, in making it to state. Bracken County produces a few of the strongest athletes within the state, and their unified division is second to none. Their coronary heart, pleasure and dedication to their sports activities has solely continued to develop, as they’ve confirmed time and time once more.