Kathy Sasse, photos
The ECHS Track and Field team had six seniors that qualified for the state meet held on May 27, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky.
The 4 x 800 Relay team placed 15th statewide with a time of 8:52.68. Members of the relay team were Austin Sasse, Jackson Sasse, Jarod Hines, and Rylan Moore.
Between the six of them everyone had a GPA of 3.9 or higher. The four relay members were also the top 4 in class rank for 2016.
Austin Sasse qualified in two events, the relay and the 800 meter run, a run in which he ranked second in the region. He metaled in the state meet with a time of 2:03.69. and finished 7th overall, which enabled him to be named to the all state team. This is Austin's 4th year in a row to go to state in both track and cross country. He's been offered a full scholarship for academics, cross country and track & field at Campbellsville University.
Austin's family said they were extremely grateful to track coach Brad Meredith for being such a mentor to him. They said Coach Meredith had gone above and beyond expectations and had a huge, positive impact on Austin's athletic career and life.
Dylan Lemieux qualified for state in boys shot put. He came in 19th with a throw 40-08.00.
Jacob Peger was also another Wildcat to qualify for the state meet boys discus. He placed 18th with a throw of 113-09