The Region 6A track meet was held on Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Pineville’s boys team placed fifth while the Lady Mountain Lions came in seventh overall. Three Pineville athletes qualified for the state meet in six events.
Leading the way for the Mountain Lions was junior Dalton Ledbetter. He took first place in both the triple jump (38 feet, 2.5 inches) and the high jump (5 feet, six inches) and came in second in the long jump (17 feet, 6.75 inches). Ledbetter qualified for the Kentucky Class A Track Meet in all three events.
Junior Caleb McCorkle also earned his way to the state meet in multiple events. McCorkle is the 2013 Region 6A champion in the 400 meter dash, he took first place in the event with a time of 56.83 seconds. McCorkle also qualified for the state meet with a second place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.00 seconds.
Lady Mountain Lions sophomore Rachel Barnes also earned her way to the state meet with a time of 1:04.74 in the 400 meter dash, which placed third in the region.
The final boys regional team standings had Somerset first, Williamsburg second, Oneida Baptist third, Berea fourth and Pineville fifth.
The girls standings had Somerset first, Model second, Williamsburg third, Berea fourth and Oneida Bapitist fifth.
The Kentucky Class A Track Meet will be Friday afternoon at the University of Louisville.
Here’s a complete rundown of how all of Pineville’s athletes fared at the regional meet:
Girls 100 meter dash: 8th grader Autumn Short placed tenth with a time of 15.65 and sophomore Savanna Nunnelley placed 14th with a time of 16.68.
Boys 100 meter dash: Junior Caleb McCorkle finished tied for third with a time of 12.51.
Girls 1600 meter run: 7th grader Sarah Combs place seventh with a time of 6:45.25 and freshman Riley McCorkle placed ninth with a time of 7:30.94.
Boys 1600 meter run: Freshman Isaac Ledbetter placed ninth with a time of 5:38.17 and 8th grader James Golden placed 12th with a time of 6:51.66.
Girls 400 meter dash: Sophomore Rachel Barnes placed third with a time of 1:04.74*.
Boys 400 meter dash: Caleb McCorkle placed first with a time of 56.83.*
Girls 800 meter run: Sarah Combs placed eighth with a time of 3:08.45 and Riley McCorkle placed ninth with a time of 3:10.08.
Boys 800 meter run: Isaac Ledbetter placed tenth with a time of 2:27.32.
Girls 200 meter dash: Rachel Barnes placed third with a time of 28.89, Autumn Short placed tenth with a time of 32.66 and Savanna Nunnelley placed 12th with a time of 35.60.
Boys 200 meter dash: Caleb McCorkle placed second with a time of 25.00* and junior Dalton Ledbetter placed eighth with a time of 27.86.
Boys 3200 meter run: James Golden placed seventh with a time of 15:26.91.
Boys Shot Put: James Golden placed tenth with a distance of 21-01.50.
Girls Discus: Riley McCorkle placed seventh with a distance of 43-04 .
Boys Discus: James Golden placed tenth with a distance of 52-07.
Girls Long Jump: Rachel Barnes placed fourth with a distance of 14-02.75 and Autumn Short placed seventh with a distance of 12-09.50.
Boys Long Jump: Dalton Ledbetter placed second with a distance of 17-06.75*.
Boys Triple Jump: Dalton Ledbetter placed first with a distance of 38-02.50*.
Boys High Jump: Dalton Ledbetter placed first with a height of 5-06.00*.
* Qualified for Class A State Track Meet.