LOUISVILLE — With 17 of 18 events complete, the Class A State Track and Field Meet team titles came to the 4-by-400-meter relays.
Newport Central Catholic's girls led St. Henry 60-59, while St. Henry's boys led Fort Campbell 57-56.
Poor St. Henry would wind up second in both, contested in an outdoor oven also known as the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.
NewCath's girls won the 4-by-400 in 4:11.10, with St. Henry in fifth. That enabled the Thoroughbreds to retain their team title with 70 points. St. Henry finished with 63.
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A third-place finish in the 4-by-400 was good enough for Fort Campbell as St. Henry struggled home 11th. Walton Verona won (3:31.28).
Thus, Fort Campbell also defended its title, edging St. Henry 62-57.
Will Mullett, who last year became Lexington Christian's first individual male champion in the State Meet, repeated at 3,200 meters. He scratched from the 800 and 1,600.
"I knew that it was going to be really hot today," said Mullett, a senior. "I got in my mind, and talked to my coach. ... I was only going to run in one. The one I cared about the most was the two-mile.
"I decided I was going to save it for this day. Luckily, I did, because heat's not exactly my component."
Mullett surged to the lead with five laps down and three to go. He pulled away to win in 9:49.62. Louisville Holy Cross' Dominic Perronie was second, 14 seconds back.
Danville, fourth in the girls' team standings, picked up victories from Kaitlin Snapp in the 1,600 and 3,200 and Candice Taylor in the long jump.
Snapp, a sophomore, also won the 1,600 and 3,200 in 2008. She didn't run last year because of a foot injury.
She won Saturday's 1,600 in 5:12.56. Sayre's Ann Eason and Maddox Patterson finished 2-3, followed by Maria Frigo of St. Henry.
In the 3,200, Snapp clocked 11:35.29, trailed by Patterson more than 17 seconds later.
"I felt better today than I have all season," Snapp said. "After the mile I even felt I had energy, so I was feeling great."
Taylor, a senior, defended her long-jump title (17-6), with Sayre's Bea Cameron in the runner-up spot.
"I only had one good jump," Taylor said, "but it was really good."
Patterson, Eason and Cameron led Sayre to sixth overall, a spot behind Model.
Model senior Chelsea Harnack was denied a third straight title in the 100 hurdles by Fort Knox's Kiara Austin, 15.73 to 15.78. Austin also won the triple jump.
Less than a half hour after the hurdles, though, Harnack blew away the field in the 100 dash (12.68).
Harnack later unseated Danville's Diamond Pace as champ of the 300 hurdles (47.28), but fell to the track when she pulled a hamstring midway through the 200.
"I'm still happy," she said.
"I'm most pleased with the (300) hurdles because I thought that girl almost caught me, but I pushed through at the finish line."
Lexington Christian's girls finished eighth overall, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 4-by-800 relay. Defending champion St. Henry won in 9:57.00, holding on by 35 hundredths of a second. Eagles anchor Tori Lelbach came from about five seconds behind at the exchange to briefly take the lead.
LCA's Emily Terry placed second to Glasgow's Randi Norris in the 400.
Frankfort senior Aaron Hall didn't even qualify for the "fast" heat but was a surprise winner in the boys' 100.
Brayson Smith of Covington Holy Cross, who was in the fast heat, clocked the same rounded-off time of 11.50. The tiebreaker was actual electronic times, 11.493 for Hall and 11.499 for Smith. Hall had the benefit of running into a wind that was about 41/2 mph less than what Smith experienced.
Fort Knox senior Courtney Edwards, bound for LSU, repeated in the high hurdles (14.69), 300 hurdles (40.55), long jump (21-10) and triple jump (45-21/2).