Eaton’s Michelle McKinney proved why she is headed to the University of Kentucky to compete in track and cross county during the Kentucky Relays last weekend.
The senior ran on the Wildcats’ home track last Saturday, April 19, against a deep field in the Kentucky Relays and cruised to a win in the mile run. Her teammate, Taylor Broermann, placed ninth in the field of 25 runners.
Overall, it was a good weekend for the Eagles who made the trip to Lexington, according to Eaton coach Randy McKinney.
“This meet was a great experience for our athletes running in a great facility against a high caliber field of competition. The high school races were placed between the college races which added a unique feature for our athletes,” the coach said. “Watching athletes from UK, Illinois, EKU, Michigan, Miami, Indiana, Purdue, Cincinnati, Aquinas, Lipscomb, Western Kentucky, Bellarmine, Marshall, Louisville, Northern Kentucky, Morehead State, etc. was a great atmosphere for our athletes to experience and share in a common venue.”
Seth Reynolds continued to bring his time down in the 110-meter hurdles with an impressive 3rd place finish in a time of 16.13, just getting edged out by the 2nd place hurdler from Madison Central, Kentucky while fighting through a strong headwind, according to coach McKinney.
The men’s Distance Medley relay of Seth Gard, Zavier Spears, Branson Bennett and Andy Newport, placed 6th in a very competitive race with the top four teams out of the state of Kentucky along with LaSalle High School from Cincinnati.
Ben Bassler ran a season best 1600 meter run in a very competitive field of the top milers from across the state of Kentucky.
Eaton returns to the track on Saturday, April 26, when they host the annual Eaton “Dean Stoltz” Invitational starting at 9:30 a.m.