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Middlesboro runners Scotty Overbay and Alex Mason take off during the 100 meter dash at the Middlesboro All-Comers Track Meet on Saturday. Mason (second from right) took first place in the event with Overbay (third from left) placing fifth.

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets track and field teams had a very successful meet on Saturday, winning three team events on the men’s side and two events on the women’s side. The men placed first in the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 meter runs, and the women placed first in the 4×400 and 4×800 meter runs.

It was a very strong day for the men in the individual competition as Alex Mason took first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.73, followed by Scotty Overbay in fifth place with a time of 12.12 seconds. Mason took first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.47 seconds, followed by Jabari Kyle in fourth place with a time of 25.37.

Steven Poore took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.20 seconds, edging out Madison Southern’s Jordan Williams by almost a full second. He was followed closely by T.J. Patterson in third place with a time of 58.20.

Junior Arrieta took second place in the 800-meter event, with a time of 2:20.27. Ozzy Norris grabbed a third-place finish in the 1600-meter run and a fourth-place finish in the 3200-meter run with times of 5:29.94 and 12:34.53.

Kyle took first place in the long jump, with a distance of 20 feet. He was followed closely by Poore with an 18-foot leap.

Along with individual success, the Yellow Jackets took first place in the 4×100 meter relay, with a time of 45.57. Middlesboro also took first place in the 4×200 meter relay and the 4×400 meter relay with times of 1:37.35 and 3:58.23, respectively.

The Yellow Jackets grabbed second place in the 4×800 meter event, with Harlan County edging Middlesboro by less than two seconds.

Lady Jacket Kayla James took sixth in the women’s 100-meter dash with a time of 14.36 seconds. Amber Mullins was the next Lady Jacket to cross the line, finishing in the middle of the pack at 14th with a time of 15.55.

James also took fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 30.14. Brooklyn Grigsby and Kennadi Larew gave the Lady Jackets solid times in the 400-meter dash, finishing third and fifth respectively. Grigsby notched a time of 1:11.35 and Larew ended with a time of 1:12.73.

Grace Rose dominated the 800-meter dash, outpacing Harlan County’s Morgan Blakely by over five full seconds — 2:43.38 to 2:48.94.

Mallory James and Emory Glover dominated the 1600-meter and 3200-meter events, finishing first and third respectively in the 1600 with times of 6:15.54 and 6:32.47. They finished first and second respectively in the 3200 with times of 14:00.16 and 14:25.91.

Lady Jacket basketball standout Baylee Woody took first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.14 seconds. Woody also finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.02.

Along with performing well individually, the Lady Jackets won the 4×400 meter event with a time of 4:49.01 and the 4×800 meter event with a time of 11:34.28.

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