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Lady Falcons soar at Hoptown meet; boys place third

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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Fort Campbell High School’s Lady Falcons soared over its rivals Saturday at the annual Hopkinsville Invitational track meet at the Stadium of Champions.

The girls’ team placed first with 145 points while the boys earned a third-place finish with 87 points.

“The kids did fairly well,” said Fort Campbell coach Tavis Kennedy. “I’m really pleased with our girls. Our girls are overcoming some adversity with some other teammates being injured. A lot of people stepped up. We’ve got some key girls injured. When we train, we don’t just train individuals. We train the whole team.”

In the 400-meter dash, the Lady Falcons’ Skylar Standokes ran a first-place time of 1:02.04.

Fort Campbell’s Paige Updike ran a 13:26.32 in the 3,200-meter run, earning a third-place finish.

The Lady Falcons added to their lead in the 100-meter hurdles as Kelsi Avana finished in first place (17.08) and T’Kia Collins placed third (17.66).

Collins also ran a 50.62 in the 300-meter hurdles, picking up another third-place finish.

Fort Campbell earned a first-place finish with a 52.87 in the 100-meter relay while Hoptown finished in second (53.28) and Christian County placed third (53.29).

The Lady Falcons also placed first in the 200-meter relay with a 1:51.44, followed by the Lady Tigers in second (1:51.60) and the Lady Colonels in third (1:57.91).

In the girls’ field events, Nia Gibbs-Francis finished in first place with a 5-05.00 in the high jump. Collins earned a third-place finish in the long jump for the Lady Falcons with a 15-00.00.

Standokes (33-02.50) and Gibbs-Francis (32-08.00) earned second and third place finishes, respectively, in the triple jump.

Tai’asja Young finished in second place in the shot put with a 26-08.00, while teammate Desiree Curry finished in third (25-11.00).

Jordan Gibbs-Francis picked up a first-place finish for the Falcons in the 200-meter dash with a 22.57. He earned another first-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a 50.61.

Nighgell Davidson placed first at 17.18 in the 110-meter hurdles.

The Falcons finished first in the 200-meter relay with a 1:36.08. Fort Campbell added its second relay victory of the day in the 400-meter with a 3:31.12.

In shot put, Kendal Boatner placed third at 39-11.00.

Fort Campbell will host several area teams in the Coach Tyrone Johnson Memorial Classic Saturday at Fryar Stadium.



Meet Breakdown


Girls (top five finishers):

400-Meter Dash

1st - Skylar Standokes; 1:02.04

3,200-Meter Run

3rd - Paige Updike; 13:26.32

4th - Whitney Kaiser; 13:28.74

100-Meter Hurdles

1st - Kelsi Avana; 17.08

3rd - T’Kia Collins; 17.66

300-Meter Hurdles

3rd - T’Kia Collins; 50.62

4th - Kelsi Avana; 50.93

4x100-Meter Relay

1st - Fort Campbell; 52.87

4x200-Meter Relay

1st - Fort Campbell; 1:51.44

4x400-Meter Relay

2nd - Fort Campbell; 4:24.04

4x800-Meter Relay

3rd - Fort Campbell; 11:11.85

Long Jump

1st - T’Kia Collins; 15-00.00

5th - Kasha Bryant; 13-10.00

High Jump

1st - Nia Gibbs-Francis; 5-05.00

Triple Jump

2nd - Skylar Standokes; 33-02.50

3rd - Nia Gibbs-Francis; 32-08.00

4th - Isabella Verones; x29-06.50

Shot Put

3rd - Shamela Brown; 25-11.00

4th - Desiree Curry; 25-10.50

Discus Throw

5th - Desiree Curry; 69-11

Boys (top five finishers):

200-Meter Dash

1st - Jordan Gibbs-Francis; 22.57

400-Meter Dash

1st - Jordan Gibbs-Francis; 50.61

300-Meter Hurdles

5th - Anthony Warner; 48.65

4x100-Meter Relay

5th - Fort Campbell; 47.94

4x200-Meter Relay

1st - Fort Campbell; 1:36.08

4x400-Meter Relay

1st - Fort Campbell; 3:31.12

4x800-Meter Relay

2nd - Fort Campbell; 8:54.52

110-Meter Hurdles

1st - Nighgell Davidson; 17.18

4th - Remereo Shamburger; 19.68

High Jump

5th - Jonathan Jethroe; 5-08.00

Triple Jump

5th - Nighgell Davidson; 37-3.00

Shot Put

3rd - Kendal Boatner; 39-11.00

Nia Gibbs-Francis broke a school record and earned the title of National Elite athlete in the high jump event.

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