Gibbons has big day; Manual, Central win titles at Lenny Lyles Invitational

Gibbons has big day; Manual, Central win titles at Lenny Lyles Invitational

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Gibbons has big day; Manual, Central win titles at Lenny Lyles Invitational

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Alexis Gibbons, then competing for Mercy Academy, won the long jump at the State Class 3-A track and field meet last spring in Lexington with a leap of 17 feet, 9 inches.

Now after transferring to Butler High School, she has bigger ambitions. The junior wants to be the best long jumper in the nation.

Gibbons won the long jump again Tuesday at the annual Lenny Lyles Invitational with a personal best 18 feet, 7 inch jump.

“That’s my best jump,” Gibbons said. “I got it on my third jump. I just did what my coaches told me to do. I want to be No. 1 in the nation. I was 58th last week and now I’m 43rd.”

That 18-9 set a Lyles meet record and a Butler school record, according to Butler coach David Jaggers.

“That’s unbelievable,” Jaggers said. “I’m already getting (college) coaches calling me.”

Gibbons also won the 400 meters in 57.93 seconds after running fourth in the 100. Male’s Taliyah Townsend ran second to Gibbons in the 400 after winning the 100 and 300 meters. Gibbons placed third in the 200.

Manual won the boys team title with 114 points, with Pleasure Ridge Park (96) and Jeffersonville (89) third.

Central edged Male 127-114 for the girls crown, with Sacred Heart third at 83.

Another standout was Western senior sprinter Adrian Williams-Ralston in 11.52 seconds.

It was a good start for Williams-Ralston, who failed to reach the Class 2-A state meet last spring because he pulled up with a hamstring injury while running in the regional.

Western coach Clint Lovely said about Williams-Ralston, “I don’t think he got out the way he normally does, but he got his stride together and pulled away.”

Michael Nero ran second in the 100 in 11.83. Nero missed most of the 2014 football season after suffering an ACL injury to his knee in the Crimsons’ second game last fall. He has signed with Southern Illinois.

Yared Nuguse, a sophomore from Manual, won the boys 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 41.8 seconds, beating two Eastern runners — Sam Beach and Sam Ackerman — to the wire.

“I led most of the way,” Nuguse said. “I wanted the wind because I don’t speed up in most of the races. I need to be more aggressive.”

Manual’s distance coach, Tim Holman, agreed with that. “He had a terrible start,” Holman said. `He alternately has a good and bad start. He won’t bump anybody. He’s too nice.”

Sacred Heart’s Samantha Simms won the 1,600 in 5:19.28.

John Kolb, a junior at Brown, won the discus with a throw of 159 feet. He cleared 5-10 to win the high jump and he was second in the shot put with a heave of 43-3.

DeSean Daugherty of Jeffersonville swept the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles.

BOYS

Teams – Mamual 114, PRP 96, Jeffersonville 89, Eastern 81, Central 79, Shawnee 35, Butler 35, Atherton 31, Brown 28, Providence 21, Western 20.

Discus – 1. John Kolb, Brown, 159-0; 2. Jermiah Parker, PRP, 121-2; 2. Patrick Cravens, Henry County, 112-4.

Long jump – 1. Travon Harris, Seneca, 20-31/2; 2. Micah Oberhausen, Providence, 19-0; 3. Teawann Ligon, Central, 18-9.

High jump – 1. John Kolb, Brown, 5-10; 2. Eric King, Shawnee, 5-10; 3. Jacobi Haynes, Jeffersonville, 5-8.

Shot put – 1. Jonis Griffin, Shawnee, 44-21/2; 2. John Kolb, Brown, 43-3; 3. Jermiah Parker, PRP, 41-51/2.

Triple jump – 1. William Rainey, Atherton, 42-0; 2. Cameron Johnson, Henry County, 40-7; 3. Eric King, Shawnee, 39-0.

3,200 relay – 1. Manual (Austin Bridges, Connor Gerhardt, Darius Payne, Yared Nuguse), Jeffersonville 8:34.63; 2. Jeffersonville, 8:58.69; 3. Central 9:15.22.

100 – 1. Adrian Williams-Ralston, Western, 11.52; 2. Michael Nero, Manual, 11.83; 3. Marcquel May, PRP, 11.96.

110 hurdles – 1. DeSean Daugherty, Jeffersonville, 15.82; 2. Will Elliot, PRP, 17.85; 3. Shawn Hayden, PRP. 18.35.

400 relay – 1. Central (Clavon Armstromg, Demertrius Boyd, Teawann Ligon, Cory Johnson) 44.90; 2. Western 45.45; 3. PRP 45.47.

1,600 – 1. Yared Nuguse, Manual, 4:41.08; 2. Sam Beach, Eastern, 4:49.58; 3. Sam Ackerman, Eastern, 4:50.11.

800 relay – 1. Manual (C.J. Canada, Michael Nero, Jordon Gonzalez, Terrell Scuggs) 1:33.29; 2. PRP 1:33.39; 3. Central 1:33.87.

400 – 1. Ben Ginkins, Eastern, 52.53; 2. Keaton Spitler, Providence, 52.87; 3. Raiden Anderson, Central, 53.35.

300 hurdles – 1. DeSean Daugherty, Jeffersonville, 41.87; 2. Seth Proffitt, Manual, 44.15; 3. Shawn Hayden, PRP, 45.75.

800 – 1. Darius Payne, Manual, 1:59.51; 2. Brandon Hulse, Eastern, 2:03.94; 3. Devin Bowen, Eastern, 2:06.83.

200 – 1. James Layfield, Eastern, 23.84; 2. Demeterius Boyd, Central, 24.08; 3. Jacoby Hamlin, Butler, 24.24.

3,200 – 1. Emerson Wells, Eastern, 10.26.88; 2. Jefferson Richardson, Eastern, 10:30.63; 3. Austin Moran, Butler, 10.37.72.

1,600 relay – 1. Manual (C.J. Canada, Bryce Cosby, Issac Domenech, Steven Gordon) 3:32.24; 2. Central 3:37.24; 3. Jeffersonville 3:40.54.

GIRLS

Teams – Central 127, Male 114, Sacred Heart 83, Eastern 65, Butler 61, Manual 53, Mercy 40, Pleasure Ridge Park 321/2, Providence 29, Seneca 23, Atherton 161/2.

Discus – 1. Carolecia Mobley, PRP, 95-10; 2. Christine Scheiber, Sacred Heart, 87-6; 3. Zakala Riley, Central, 80-5.

Triple jump – 1. Aaziyah Woods, Central. 33-0; 2. Olivia Hennis, Mercy, 32-0; 3. Oreatha Hurt, Central, 31-3.

High jump – 1. Sarah Welsh, Providence, 5-1; 2. Chimond Vaughn, Male, 5-0; 3. (tie) Jasmine Lewis, Atherton, 4-10, and Jayla Pugh, PRP, 4-10.

Shot put – 1. Janna Lewis, Butler, 31-11/2; 2. Kristin Lacy, Male, 31-0; 3. Breanna Butler, 30-41/2.

Long jump – 1. Alexis Gibbons, Butler, 18-7; 2. Aaziyah Woods, Central, 16-5 ¾; 3. Oreatha Hurt, Central, 16-1 ¾.

3,200 relay – 1. Manual (Emma Kuntz, Alena-Sapienza-Wright, Grace duPlessis, Labreea Hall), 9:53.54; 2. Sacred Heart 9:57.74; 3. Butler 11:17.74.

100 – 1. Talyian Townsend, Male, 12.62; 2. Jayla Lane, Eastern, 13.1; 3. Maroe Ninamau, Seneca, 13.10.

100 hurdles – 1. Ke’Asia Johnson, Eastern, 15.54; 2. Jaylyn Johnson, Central, 15.71; 3. Hadiya Williams, Male, 16.59.

1,600 – 1. Samantha Simms, Sacred Heart, 5:19.28; 2. Kaitlyn Lacy, Male, 5:22.75; 3. Brianna Wolken, Mercy, 5:24.58.

800 relay – 1. Central (Reja’Nae Presberry, Teaira Smalls, Elexus Taylor, Autumn Bibb) 1:45.30; 2. Eastern 1:45.36; 3. Male 1:47.57.

400 relay – 1. Male (Tashyonna Bethel, 51.11; 2. Miranda Morton, Taylor Kraft, Cimond Vaughan) 51.11; 2. Central 51.38; 3. Eastern, 52.62.

400 – 1. Alexis Gibbons, Butler, 57.93; 2. Taliyah Townsend, Male, 58.68; 3. Marie Ninamau, Seneca, 59.38.

300 hurdles – 1. Jaylyn Johnson, Central, 46.95; 2. Ke’Asia Johnson, Eastern, 47.89; 3. Alexis Boyd, Central, 48.58.

200 – 1. Taliyah Townsend, Central, 26.15; 2. Marie Ninamau, Seneca, 26.91; 3. Alexis Gibbons, Butler, 27.33

800 – 1. Bayley Wade, Providence, 2:24.80; 2. Lillie Neltner, Sacred Heart, 2:25.15; 3. Bryanna Lucas, Central, 2:28.72.

3,200 – 1.Alena Sapienza-Wright, Manual, 11:15.Brianna Wolken, Mercy, 11:27.97; 3. Carmen Harper, Sacred Heart, 12:04.32.11.

1,600 relay – 1. Central (Alexia Boyd, Jaylyn Johnson, Gretel Caballero, Bryanna Lucas) 4:11.45; 2. Eastern 4:17.38; 3. Male 4:21.31.

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