FC track; girls vault to records

May 2, 2024 at 11:25 a.m.
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Franklin County track and field faced off with Connersville last Tuesday and swept the Spartans; the boys won 76-46 while the girls were 69-45 winners.

James Rowland won the 100 in 11.4 seconds and took the 200 in 23.4. FC swept the top three spots in the latter as Brady Brunemann finished in 23.8 and Carter Dozier a split second behind him. Brunemann was 3rd in the 100 (11.9). Brandon Willis claimed 1st in the 800 (2:17.7) and Gabe Frazier was runner-up (2:22.6). Willis was 2nd in the 400 (55.4). Justin Perry won the 300 hurdles (46.9) as there were just two participants. 

He was 3rd (18.7) to Dozier’s 2nd in the 100 hurdles (16.6). Hunter Weartz topped out at six feet even to win high jump and Earl Carr was 2nd (5-10). Carr won long jump (17-4) and Weartz was runner-up (16-11). Lance Fields claimed the shot put at 15.01 meters while Clayton Lunsford went for 14.22m. Lunsford won discus at 122-7 and Caden Conner was 3rd (95-5). Cole Kelley was 3rd in the 3200 (12:29). The 4x100 relay team of Keegan Clark, Joey Meyer, Owen Harvey and Mason Allen won in 44.8 while Meyer, Rowland, Willis and Harvey took 1st in the 4x400 (3:44.7). CHS swept the boys 1600 and won the 4x800.

Audrey Harper won the 100 (12.7) and Taylan Brewer was 2nd (13.0). Ella Flannery was 1st in the 200 (26.6); FC swept the event as Mackenzie Brzezinski was 2nd (27.0) and Harper 3rd (27.7). Brzezinski won 100 hurdles (16.0) and Hanna Betzing was 3rd (18.0). Shyla Beard took the 300 hurdles in 59.4 and Esther George was next (1:00.9). Flannery, George, Brzezinski and Brewer finished 1st in the 4x400 (4:24.6) and Harper replaced George to win the 4x100 in 51.3.

Flannery won high jump (4-10) and Lacy Isaacs was 2nd (4-8). Emma Rosenberger won long jump (14-8) and Carlie Doherty was 3rd (13-4). Maggie Riffle won discus (94-10) and Izzie Riffle was next at 93 ft. M. Riffle was 2nd in shot (27-3) and Clara Bengochea Cosmelli 3rd (26-1). Isaacs took 3rd in the 400 (1:14.5) and Reagan Minniti 3rd in the 1600 (6:49). The Spartans won the 4x800 and swept the 800; there were no finishers in the girls 3200.

The Lady Cats placed 4th at the East Central Invitational Friday (90 pts.) while the boys were 6th (54.5). EC won both ends of the 8-school meet. FC had 25 PRs.

Rosenberger shined for FC as she set a new stadium and meet record by clearing the pole vault at 10-3; Betzing matched the previous records of 10 feet for a runner-up finish. Flannery won high jump (5-2). The girls 4x100 team won in 51.09. Cole Freese won pole vault as well (12 ft.). Brewer, Doherty, Flannery and Brzezinski took 3rd in the 4x400 (4:14.81). Flannery was 2nd in the 200 (26.94). Fields was runner-up in shot (50-5), missing first by a mere ¾ inch. Brzezinski was 2nd in 300H (50.33) and same in 100H (16.24). George was 3rd in 100H (16.8). Rowland, Willis, Clark and Ben Bryant ran 3rd in the 4x400 (3:33.69).

FC is at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s tourney Friday.


Franklin County track and field faced off with Connersville last Tuesday and swept the Spartans; the boys won 76-46 while the girls were 69-45 winners.

James Rowland won the 100 in 11.4 seconds and took the 200 in 23.4. FC swept the top three spots in the latter as Brady Brunemann finished in 23.8 and Carter Dozier a split second behind him. Brunemann was 3rd in the 100 (11.9). Brandon Willis claimed 1st in the 800 (2:17.7) and Gabe Frazier was runner-up (2:22.6). Willis was 2nd in the 400 (55.4). Justin Perry won the 300 hurdles (46.9) as there were just two participants. 

He was 3rd (18.7) to Dozier’s 2nd in the 100 hurdles (16.6). Hunter Weartz topped out at six feet even to win high jump and Earl Carr was 2nd (5-10). Carr won long jump (17-4) and Weartz was runner-up (16-11). Lance Fields claimed the shot put at 15.01 meters while Clayton Lunsford went for 14.22m. Lunsford won discus at 122-7 and Caden Conner was 3rd (95-5). Cole Kelley was 3rd in the 3200 (12:29). The 4x100 relay team of Keegan Clark, Joey Meyer, Owen Harvey and Mason Allen won in 44.8 while Meyer, Rowland, Willis and Harvey took 1st in the 4x400 (3:44.7). CHS swept the boys 1600 and won the 4x800.

Audrey Harper won the 100 (12.7) and Taylan Brewer was 2nd (13.0). Ella Flannery was 1st in the 200 (26.6); FC swept the event as Mackenzie Brzezinski was 2nd (27.0) and Harper 3rd (27.7). Brzezinski won 100 hurdles (16.0) and Hanna Betzing was 3rd (18.0). Shyla Beard took the 300 hurdles in 59.4 and Esther George was next (1:00.9). Flannery, George, Brzezinski and Brewer finished 1st in the 4x400 (4:24.6) and Harper replaced George to win the 4x100 in 51.3.

Flannery won high jump (4-10) and Lacy Isaacs was 2nd (4-8). Emma Rosenberger won long jump (14-8) and Carlie Doherty was 3rd (13-4). Maggie Riffle won discus (94-10) and Izzie Riffle was next at 93 ft. M. Riffle was 2nd in shot (27-3) and Clara Bengochea Cosmelli 3rd (26-1). Isaacs took 3rd in the 400 (1:14.5) and Reagan Minniti 3rd in the 1600 (6:49). The Spartans won the 4x800 and swept the 800; there were no finishers in the girls 3200.

The Lady Cats placed 4th at the East Central Invitational Friday (90 pts.) while the boys were 6th (54.5). EC won both ends of the 8-school meet. FC had 25 PRs.

Rosenberger shined for FC as she set a new stadium and meet record by clearing the pole vault at 10-3; Betzing matched the previous records of 10 feet for a runner-up finish. Flannery won high jump (5-2). The girls 4x100 team won in 51.09. Cole Freese won pole vault as well (12 ft.). Brewer, Doherty, Flannery and Brzezinski took 3rd in the 4x400 (4:14.81). Flannery was 2nd in the 200 (26.94). Fields was runner-up in shot (50-5), missing first by a mere ¾ inch. Brzezinski was 2nd in 300H (50.33) and same in 100H (16.24). George was 3rd in 100H (16.8). Rowland, Willis, Clark and Ben Bryant ran 3rd in the 4x400 (3:33.69).

FC is at Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s tourney Friday.


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