LOUISVILLE — Assumption's domination of middle- and long-distance events launched the Rockets to the girls' Class 3A State Track and Field championship Saturday at Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.
Katherine Receveur won the 800, Bailey Davis took the 1,600, Emily Bean snared the 3,200 and the Rockets gained their other first-place finish with a meet-record 9:17.45 in the 4-by-800 relay. Assumption finished with 631/2 points. Runner-up North Hardin totaled 52.
Dunbar, in its final meet under retiring coach Killian Timoney, placed fifth with 42. Jordin Fender placed third in both hurdles events.
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Natavia Barber swept the 100 and 200 meters, helping Tates Creek to a sixth-place finish in the team standings.
Henry Clay's foursome of Gentel Blair, Trisha Chism, Alexis LaPrelle and Kelsey Briscoe took the 4-by-400 relay, helping the Blue Devils finish eighth. Henry Clay also was second to Male in the 4-by-200, and LaPrelle placed third in the long jump.
Labi Frazier ran a personal-best 56.44 to win the 400, helping Bryan Station to 12th place.
Barber, a sophomore, gave Tates Creek its third consecutive win in the 100. Tamyah Pipkin, now at the University of Kentucky, won the last two years.
"As soon as I got out, I just had to push myself and keep pumping my arms," said Barber, who was timed in 12.30.
Although nervous before the race, Barber concentrated on "just staying focused on me. Nobody else."
Barber's 200, timed in 25.32, felt twice as nice "because it's a longer distance, and I've been wanting this since my freshman/eighth grade year."
"I think I came out of the blocks a little shaky, but I pulled it off in the end. Kept pumping my arms, and then I had to kick it in the last 50 meters to finish the race."
Frazier placed third in the 100 and helped Bryan Station to a second-place finish in the 4-by-100 relay.
In the 400, the junior knocked about two seconds off her seasonal best.
In third place coming off the final curve, "I just wanted to be first. I wanted to do whatever I had to take to do it," Frazier said. "I was really confident."
Scott County's Maggie Murdock and Abby Harris went 1-2 in the pole vault, Murdock topping 10 feet.
North Laurel's Ashley Woolum won the long jump and placed second to Male's Kenya Johnson in the triple jump. Dunbar's Kierra Muhammad and Allison Grewe placed 3-4 in the triple jump.
Male's Dominique Edmonds repeated as champ in the 100-meter hurdles.
Christina Heilman of Campbell County prevailed in the 300-meter hurdles, just ahead of Tates Creek's Tatiyana Dean and Dunbar's Fender.