Adrian track teams perform well at State Track Meet
By MIKE BURRIS
The Adrian Blackhawks boys and girls track teams traveled to Jefferson City last week for the MSHSAA Class 2 State Track Championships. A very successful season was wrapped up with impressive performances in individual events and relays including a state champion and three broken school records.
The girls team was led by senior Kamiron Luptak with a trio of freshmen putting up very strong performances. Luptak finished 9th in the 100m dash. Freshman Bailey Reed finished 13th in the long jump while fellow freshman Lauren Shipley placed fourth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 47.51 seconds. Luptak, Shipley and Reed were joined by the third freshman on the team, Brenna Adkins, for two relays that brought home hardware and set school records.
On the boys side, junior Austin Corley was the lone participant for the Blackhawks. He put in an incredible body of work at the state meet. Corley finished second in the 110m hurdles. In the 300m hurdles, Corley finished first, breaking the school record and becoming a State Champion.
Pictured: State Champion Austin Corley (above left) brings home gold in the 300m hurdles and silver in the 110m hurdles.
Pictured: Three freshmen and a senior claimed 2nd place in the girls 4X400 relay. Left to right: Lauren Shipley, freshman; Kamiron Luptak, senior; Bailey Reed, freshman; and Brenna Adkins, freshman.
Pictured: Austin Corley clears the hurdles in the 300m on his way to a 1st place finish at state track last weekend.
Pictured: Kamiron Luptak brings it home for a 2nd place finish.
(Photos by Noelle Bailey)
The full story, stats and pictures are in the May 29 issue of The Adrian Journal.