Graves County Track and Field team competes at Mayfield


Photo by Annaka Wilson

Graves County High School competes against eight teams at Mayfield. This was the hottest meet of the year, so it greatly impacted the athletes performance. Although the conditions were not great, the athletes still had some great personal records at this challenging meet.

Emma Madding, a junior at GCHS, got a personal record of two minutes and forty-five seconds in the 800 meter race, she received fifth place in her event as well. “ I was pretty happy with it, I am now about nine seconds from the fifth spot on the record board, so that’s pretty exciting,” she says.

Our very own discus thrower, Lucas Kirschbaum, placed 12th out of 26 other players. Lucas stated “I was told to go in there like I owned the place, and that’s exactly what I did. Going in there positively is the best thing that you can do for yourself.” Lucas was very proud of his performance on the 11th, and states that he will continue to get better throughout this season.

Even though the conditions were rough, the athletes competed nonetheless and committed to their training. All athletes were joyful and content with their performance, yet continue to practice hard and stay competitive.