Story and Photos by MAGGIE POPE
Katherine Coffey’s first-place finishes in the shot put (44-01.75) and discus (137-08) helped guide Brentwood’s girls track and field team to a fourth-place finish in the Division I Large Class state championships Thursday.
The Bruins scored 46 points, trailing Southwind (61), Whitehaven (57) and Hardin Valley Academy (48.5).
“I’ve been really pleased with everybody’s effort.” Brentwood head coach Steve Brock said.
“I’m not expecting any miracles. I just wanted them to put forth their best effort and represent Brentwood High school and represent their team well.”
Brentwood broke a school record in the 4×100 relay with a time of 48.96, beating the previous mark by .12 seconds.
Katie Woods placed second in the pole vault (11-00) with teammate Grace Gamboa (10-00) at fourth.
The Bruins also finished fourth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 9:44.00, just one second behind Daniel Boone in third.
Centennial placed sixth with 31 points.
Avery McMullen, who won the state pentathlon last week, won the long jump (19-03) and had a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.97) for the Cougars.
Centennial then finished strong with a third-place showing in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:59.42.
Independence finished 18th overall with 12 points, Page placed 23rd with 10 points and Ravenwood tied for 51st with two points.
Indy’s Hannah Johnson scored with a second-place finish in the discus (130-05), while Selena Barnett placed sixth in the 400 (59.17) and Sadie Cook claimed 8th in the 3200 (11:28.77).