Bulldog team finishes third in season opener
The Bulldog track and field team opened the season with a strong performance March 13 against Greene County, Putnam County and Monticello for a third place finish in the meet.
Things started off well for Morgan County as the first running of the day was conquered by K.C. Vaughters, who ran the 3200—meters in 13 minutes flat for a first—place finish. Michael Bofinger brought home a fourth—place finish in the 1600—meters with a time of 6:17. Dillon Bowers gave an impressive performance in the 300—meters high hurdles, keeping his pace and pushing ahead in the final stretch to snag first—place with a time of 43.46 in the event.
Maurice Little John continued the Bulldog scoring on the track as he finished a great race to come in third place with a time 2:23 in the 800—meters. Little John also finished fourth in the 200—meters. The 100—meter dash completed with Richard Chamberlain coming in third with a time of 11.6 seconds. The 4X100—meters relay team posted one of the best times in recent years for the Bulldogs, coming in at 45.9 seconds for a third—place finish.
"I was really impressed with Dillon Bowers and his amazing performance in the high hurdles," Head Coach Bill Malone said. "He didn’t let up and ran smart, giving it his best on that final stretch."
Morgan County also found success in the field events, starting with a third—place finish by Bart Cathey in the shot put with a throw of 39’2". With only a few days of practice, Chamberlain posted a 41’ triple jump as his longest in the event to finish second. Teammate Chris Partee earned the Bulldogs points in the long jump with a distance of 16’5" for a fourth—place finish.
"I was also impressed with Richard Chamberlain and his triple jump of 41’. I felt that was a great jump for a sophomore," Malone added. "The team did great for the first track meet of the season and we’re going to keep working hard to get better."
The Bulldogs host Monticello, Greene County and GMC in the second meet of the season this Thursday at 4:15 p.m.