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More locals make state track meet
The number of local student-athletes competing in this week’s state track and field championships at the University of Kentucky has grown.
The top two finishers in each event at the regional meets May 10 automatically qualified. Others earned at-large berths based on their times or distances at the regional meet.
Franklin County’s Ashley Lawhorn, who finished second in the 800-meter run at regionals, will also run the 1,600 meters at state.
Other FCHS athletes earning at-large bids are Kristen Ellis in the shot put and discus throw, Kerrigan Brown in the shot put, Kirsten Pilcher in the discus throw, Lexi Abbott in the 100-meter hurdles and the girls 4x400-meter relay team.
Western Hills had five athletes and one relay team earn at-large bids.
They are JP Isaacs in the 200 and 400-meter dashes, Nick Raymond in the long jump and triple jump, D.J. Green in the 100-meter dash, Annie Cunningham in the pole vault, Dove DeNigris in the 3,200-meter run and the boys 4x400-meter relay team.
Franklin County and Western Hills will compete in the Class 2A state meet Friday afternoon.
Frankfort High’s Shantiqa Shaw, who qualified at regionals in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and the 100-meter dash, earned an at-large berth in the long jump.
FHS will compete in the Class 1A state meet Saturday morning.
Ball State wins
Ball State’s baseball team captured the regular-season crown in the Mid-American Conference and the No. 1 seed in the MAC tournament last week.
The Cardinals, ranked 26th in the nation in this week’s Collegiate Baseball Poll, opens tournament play against eighth-seeded Western Michigan Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The double-elimination tournament is being played in Avon, Ohio.
Ball State has an overall record of 38-16 with a 22-4 record in the MAC.
David Current, a graduate of Franklin County High School, is a freshman pitcher at Ball State.