FHS girls win CKC track meet

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The Frankfort High girls track and field team had a slim lead heading into the final event of the day Friday at the Central Kentucky Conference meet as the Lady Panthers were in the midst of a three-team battle with Danville and Mercer County for the team title.

But the FHS girls did well enough in the event, the 4 by 400 relay, to edge out the two schools and win the championship.

The Lady Panthers finished with 114 points, defeating Danville by just four points and Mercer County by five.

Jackie Gordon won the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter runs and was named the meet's outstanding performer. Gordon's time of 56.59 in the 400 broke the CKC record, held for the past 20 years by Danville's Lafonda Stallworth.

Senior Alex Oder had her best discus throw of the year, tossing 115-01 to win the event by almost 13 feet.

Leesa Unger won the girls 3,200 as both she and teammate Ryan Quire set PRs in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.

Monica Higgins, was second to Gordon in both the 200 and 400, set a PR in the 400, and was fifth in a tough 100 meter dash field.

Frankfort's Ephraim Fields set a PR in the shot put on the boys side.

Franklin County finished 10th on the girls side and the FCHS boys were 12th behind a second place finish from Nick Burchfield in the boys 100 meter dash. Burchfield was also third in the 200.

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