Several from area named All-State in track and field

Elizabethtown’s Ella Johnson, left, and LaRue County’s Isabella Day, right, were among the area track and field performers named All-State this season. Johnson was selected first-team All-State and Day second-team in this race at the state meet, the 3,200-meter run.

Several area track and field performers have been selected to the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association All-State teams following their efforts in the state track and field meet in Lexington earlier this month.

Leading the way in Class 1-A is Fort Knox Middle and High School standout Malik Blunt, who soared to state titles earlier this month in the 100, 200 and 400-meter sprints, and was named first-team All-State in all three events.

Blunt also was selected in online voting as having the state meet performance of the year for men. He finished with 1,432 more votes than Mercer County’s Jalen Lukitsch among eight nominations.

Also named first team from FKMHS was Tristin Griffin in the 400 meters and second team All-State in the 100 and 200 meters.

Selected to the second team from FKMHS was Allston Leggette in the triple jump and the 4x400-meter relay squad of Darrion Bogan, Lionel Taylor Jr., Leggette and Griffin.

At the 2-A level, Ella Johnson from Elizabethtown High School, who won the 3200-meter state title, was a first-team selection in that event as well as in the 1,600 meters. Also from Elizabethtown, the 4x800-meter relay team of Annelise Gardner, Emma Musgrave, Olivia Medley and Johnson were named to the first team.

Isabella Day of LaRue County in the 3,200 meters and the school’s 4x800 relay squad of Ella Tucker, Emily Detre, Mia Denniswere and Day were named second team.

In Class 3-A, Serena McNeilly of Central Hardin in the high jump and Ethan Rice of North Hardin, who won the discus, earned first-team All-State honors.

Second-team honorees for North Hardin are Shaun Boykins in the 100 meters, Devin Sealey in the high jump and Elijah Palmer in the 110-meter hurdles.

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