The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs track team recorded five first place finishes while finishing second during the CAC Track Meet last Wednesday at Glasgow High School.
Despite some pretty poor weather conditions all day long, according to head coach Adam Quest, the Lady Bulldogs still managed to bring home three individual champions and two champions in relay events.
In the final team standings for the girls, Glasgow ran away with the title by accumulating 269 points. New Franklin finished second with 101 points, followed by Sturgeon with 64, Madison and Cairo 53, Slater 36 and Pilot Grove 20.
As for individual champions, senior Madison Matney captured first in both the shot put and discus with throws of 31’-9 1/2” and 101’-10”. Matney also took second in the javelin with a toss of 81’-3”.
As for the only other individual champion, Davi Smith brought home the gold in the high jump with a jump of 4’-8”.
In relay events, the team of Jordan Leighton, Nicole Blumer, Davi Smith and Mallori Burnett blistered the field in the 4 x 100 relay in a time of 57.41 seconds. The same four also won the 4 x 200 relay in a time of 2:02.
The only other place finishers for New Franklin was in the 1600 and 3200 meter run as Burnett took second in both races in times of 6:14.92 and 13:49.84, respectively.
Quest said this is obviously one of the more important meets of the year and was very happy with how they finished.  
“I was most pleased with how our high school girls finished.  Even though we only have six girls on our team, they were able to finish in second overall in the conference,” Quest said.  “We had several outstanding individual and relay performances, and I was very proud of how hard they worked all day.”
As for the New Franklin boys, Tyler Perkins had the only individual finish for the Bulldogs by placing third in the 800-meter run in 2:18.68.
In relay events, the team of Kolby Anson, David Brucks, Tyler Perkins and Luke Paddock finished third in the 4 x 400 in a time of 4:11.96, as did the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Paddock, Asa Fischer, Sam Ridgeway and Hayden Wiseman in 10:23.70.
In the final team standings for the boys, Glasgow ran away with the title by beating second place finisher Slater 292-120. Sturgeon finished third with 93 points, followed by Cairo with 65, New Franklin 52, Madison 29 and Pilot Grove 15.