By Andrew Luberda
Several members from the ‘Cats track and field teams competed at the state championship meet after qualifying at the recent Div. IV Sec. II South Invitational Meet. The Bearcats finished third out of ten teams at the Invitational meet.
Individual state qualifiers from the men’s team included Austin Everett (100m, 200m, and Long Jump), Matt Graham (110m high hurdles, 300m Intermediate Hurdles), Demetri Breeden (High Jump), and Ryan Bickley (Shot Put and Discus). The ‘Cats 4×100 relay team of Austin Everett, Matt Graham, Demetri Breeden, and Christian Rios also qualified for the state championship.
The women’s team had three state qualifiers – Haleigh Osborn (Shot Put and Discus), Emily Bickley (Discus) and Gabrielle Mapes (100m and alternate 200m).
The top finishers at the state meet were junior Austin Everett who won ninth in 100m and senior Haleigh Osborn, who won ninth in Discus.