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|2005 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
Generals Win Faulkner Relays
By MIKE HUTSELL, EN Assistant Sports Editor
CLARKSVILLE - Clarksville track coach Darrell Kingery fought back tears yesterday as he summed up the Daniel
"It was almost perfect," said the longtime Generals mentor, who helped rename the event in honor of the former
Clarksville graduate who was killed while serving in the Army in Iraq last fall. "We really couldn't have asked for much
An event that started with Faulkner's family receiving a framed Clarksville jersey ended with the former Army
sergeant's alma mater running away from the pack in the boys' division, outscoring second-place Salem by 46 points
en route to their first win since 2003. Clarksville recorded a team score of 118 1/2 points, easily outdistancing the
Lions' runner-up effort.
"It was almost a perfect day," said Kingery. "From the way it started with (Faulkner's) family and friends here to the way
the team performed overall, it would almost be selfish of me to ask for any more."
Kingery's squad won seven of the 16 relay-style events on the day, setting a new meet record in two of those victories.
In the 100-meter relay, the duo of Ryan Masters and Trey McCoy scorched the field en route to finishing with a
combined time of 21.77 seconds. Masters also set the individual record for the meet, running a 10.83.
"I have a feeling that (record) could stand for quite some time," Kingery said. "Ryan's time, for a school our size, is
outstanding. It's been some time since we've had one sprinter capable of posting times like that, and now we have
two." Clarksville's other record came in the 400 relay, but its dominance was not limited to the sprint events. Clarksville
also fared well in the distance events, winning the 3,200 relay and distance medley relay.
"I thought that our distance runners would be competitive with some of the best teams. I did not know that they would
fare as well as they did though," said Kingery. "I really can't say enough about how well we did. I'm tickled to death. We
won our share of races, and we were second in several others.
"The only mistakes that were made were probably coaching errors. We probably could have moved some people
around in different events and scored more points. But I'm not going to be greedy. It was just too good a day to dwell
on things like that."
Borden coach Toby Cheatham, whose team placed third overall with 68 points, said it would have been tough for
anyone to run with the Generals yesterday. "They have the makings of a real nice team," Cheatham said. "Their
sprinters are excellent and I didn't realize how good their distance runners were. They're very good." Cheatham's day
did not come without highlights though, as Borden set a new meet record in the 300 hurdle relay, with the team of Brad
Coats and Clayton Welbourne teaming for a new meet mark. The Braves also rolled in the discus with Logan Hedrick
and Logan Chanley combining for the title.
"I like what I saw," Cheatham said. "To win or be competitive in a meet this size, we have to use a lot of people in a lot
of different events and they battled through that. I could tell between loading up on events and the heat, they were a
little bit drained, but they stuck it out and really competed."
Southwestern led nearly from start to finish in the girls' division, topping second-place Madison 94-78 for the crown.
Clark County's top finisher was Providence, which scored 66 points in placing third.
The Pioneers' lone win on the day came in the high jump. Defending co-champ Borden took fifth, winning the discus
competition with the team of Lindsey Cook and Allison Dudley - who set a new meet record.
Silver Creek took sixth overall, winning in the pole vault and 1,600 relay. Dragon junior Kelsey Page set a new meet
record in the 1,600.
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Team scores - Clarksville 118 1/2, Salem 72 1/2, Borden 68, Providence 61, Austin 53, Southwestern 36, South
Central 25, Silver Creek 20, Scottsburg 8.
Team scores - Southwestern 94, Madison 78, Providence 66, Salem 51, Borden 48 1/2, Silver Creek 46, South
Central 10, Clarksville 7 1/2.
|2006 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
Generals Repeat At Faulkner Relays
By MIKE HUTSELL
CLARKSVILLE - Clarksville boys’ track coach Darrell Kingery was a bit concerned that a dropped baton would lead to
a drop in the standings for his team at the Daniel Faulkner Relays at Clarksville High School.
But after team results were announced, the Generals still held a firm grip on things as they claimed their second
consecutive event title outdistancing second-place Salem for the team crown Saturday.
The Generals scored 79 1/2 points overall while the Lions finished with 75.
Clarksville won just two events and scratched out of the 400-meter relay after a botched exchange, causing Kingery to
sweat out the announcement of the team winner a little more than he did a year ago.
“It wasn’t quite so easy this time”, said Kingery, smiling. “When you have an event you’re favored in and you don’t
score you just don’t know what’s going to happen to you.”
Junior Ryan Masters was Clarksville’s star on the day. He ran the final leg of the winning 800-meter relay and also was
a leg on the sprint medley relay winners. He also was to be the final leg of the 400-relay squad.
“When you’ve got him on the track, you expect to score, and it didn’t happen in the 4 x 100”, Kingery said. “I think he
showed today that he was the best runner on the track when he had the opportunity.”
Winning the relays isn’t quite news for the Generals. Saturday’s win was the team’s fourth straight in the event and
second in a row since the name has been changed to honor the former Clarksville runner who was killed while serving
an overseas tour of duty in Iraq.
“This is the biggest meet for us”, Kingery said. “It’s our meet, at our home track, and it means a lot for these guys to
do well here. We always seem to find a way to have our best day when it’s time to run this meet. Even when we’re a
little bit down we find a way.”
Borden, which placed fifth overall in the boys’ event, set a new meet record in the 300-meter hurdle relay with the
team of Clayton Welbourne and Brad Coats who finished in 1:25.54. The Braves also placed second in the discus
event. Senior Logan Chanley recorded a new personal best in discus with Logan Chanley and Jordan Adams.
Providence was sixth and had two teams that claimed victories. Brothers Noah and Eean Huffman won both shot put
and discus titles for the Pioneers.
Southwestern outraced the pack for the second straight year, edging second-place Madison for the title, 92-87.
Borden, with only 11 girls competing, placed third overall with 54.5 points thanks in large part to senior Lindsey Cook.
She and teammate Jessie Brosheider collected the win in the discus and Cook also was one-half of the winning shot-
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Boys’ team scores Clarksville 79 1/2, Salem 74, North Harrison 58, Southwestern 55, Borden 53 1/2, Providence 49,
Silver Creek 42, Crawford County 34, Austin, Scottsburg 6, New Washington 3.
Girls’ team scores Southwestern 92, Madison 87, Borden 54 1/2, Salem 54, Providence 39, Silver Creek 31, North
Harrison 30, Austin 26, Clarksville 22 1/2, Scottsburg 13, Crawford County 6, New Washington 5, South Central 4.
|2007 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
Generals' Two-Year Run Comes To End
BY KEVIN HARRIS
The Clarksville boys’ track team had its two-year reign as champion snapped on Monday night as Salem took home
the title in the Daniel Faulkner Relays.
Salem won four relay events and scored 93 points to emerge as the boys’ champion. The Lions also tallied a
combined 152 points between the boys’ and girls’ teams to claim the combined title.
Clarksville placed second with 82 points, winning four events and setting a new meet record in the 100-meter dash
relay, with Ryan Masters and Lucas Wilson combining to run the event in 21.7 seconds.
Silver Creek earned a third-place finish, scoring 72 1/2 points. The Dragons won two races, including a new meet
record of 11:13.28 in the distance medley relay — eclipsing a 14-year-old mark in the effort.
Other local teams competing included Providence (fourth), New Washington (eighth) and Borden (ninth).
Madison rolled to the title on the girls’ side, easily outdistancing the pack with 94 points. Providence was the top-
finishing local team, placing third and winning the sprint medley relay crown.
The Generals were fourth, Silver Creek placed fifth, Borden sixth and New Wash was eighth in the overall standings.
|2008 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
Clarksville Finishes Second In Faulkner Relays
BY GREG MENGELT
Despite being a team made up of mostly sophomores, Clarksville’s boys’ track team managed to finish second in its
own Faulkner Relays on Saturday.
The Generals finished 19 points behind champion Salem, which also won the boys-girls combination championship,
176-144 over Silver Creek.
Clarksville’s boys claimed three event championships, including both sprint events. Senior Lucas Wilson and
sophomore Isaiah Masters won the 100-meter relay, which was decided by the teams’ two best times. Wilson and
Masters combined for a time of 23.19, easily ahead of second-place Jeff Twigg and James Kendrick of Charlestown.
Wilson recently missed a week of school and just returned Wednesday after an illness, making his feat the most
impressive of the day.
“He just did a tremendous job,” Clarksville coach Darrell Kingery said. “He had two wins and two second places. His
effort was important for us.”
The Generals’ sprint medley team of Masters, Wilson, Anthony Combs and John Lukes also took the top prize, 1.04
seconds ahead of Salem.
“It was nice because it was a freshman, two sophomores and a senior,” Kingery said.
Clarksville’s only other win was in the shot put relay, where Cody Cissell and Caleb Reeves combined to throw 84-
feet, 10-and-a-half inches. Cissell, in his first year on the track team, had the day’s second-longest throw.
“Our team is awfully young,” Kingery said. “I thought they did really well to finish second in an 11-team field. I was
really pleased with the meet. The kids came up big and sopohomores don’t always do that. We have the makings of a
• Dragons take girls title: Silver Creek had five first places and three seconds to out-distance second-place Madison
in Clarksville’s girls’ invitational, 96-89.
Heather Stacey was the only runner who had two first-place finishes. She combined with Erin Richmer to win the 300
hurdle relay in 1:49.20, then combined with Dusty Schroeder, Courtney Christman and Lindsey Maymon to win the
girls’ sprint medley in 2:01.67, just ahead of second-place Providence.
Donna Ferree and Meghan Hall combined to win the discus relay and finished second in the spot put relay. Nicole
Hess and Molly Voyles won the pole vault relay by combining to clear 15-feet, eight feet ahead of four other duos.
The Dragons also won the freshman 400-meter relay.
|2009 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
TRACK & FIELD: Clarksville Boys Reclaim Faulkner Relays
By MIKE HUTSELL
CLARKSVILLE — The loud roar that accompanied the final announcement of Clarksville as the winner of the 2009
Daniel Faulkner Relays said it all for Generals coach Darrell Kingery on Saturday.
“This means a lot to us,” said Kingery.
The boisterous reaction of Kingery’s team signaled the end of a two-season drought as Clarksville claimed the meet
named in honor of the former Clarksville student killed while serving a tour of duty in Iraq for the United States Army.
“It’s a meet we want to win for obvious reasons and for two years in a row we ran well, just not well enough to get it
done,” Kingery said. “Today, everything we needed to have happen did — I couldn’t be happier.”
Clarksville finished with a team total of 78 points, just ahead of second-place Salem — the team that had won the
event the past two years — which finished with 71.
On the girls’ side, Henryville made a lasting first impression as it won the event in its first appearance. The Hornets
scored 85 points to nip Salem’s 82 for first place overall.
The Lions took home the top combined team score on the day, scoring 153 points.
The Generals didn’t wrap up their victory until the final running event of the day, as Clarksville rallied for a second-
place effort in the 1,600-meter relay. The eight points scored for the runner-up finish allowed Clarksville to leapfrog
Salem in the final standings.
“I knew it was close the whole day and we tried not to really think too much about it as each event ended,” said
Kingery. “We just wanted more than anything to do everything that we felt we possibly could do to win and hope it
was enough. And as it turned out today, it was.”
Clarksville scored first-place efforts in the shot put, long jump and sprint medley relays and had five second-place
finishes en route to winning the title.
Silver Creek placed four, scoring 53 points while winning the 300 hurdles and distance medley relay and pole vault
titles. Charlestown placed fifth, but had a pair of strong showings in sprint events. Justin Baxtron won the 100 and the
Pirates were also victorious in the 400 relay — setting a new meet record with a time of 45.21 seconds.
Providence’s sixth-place effort featured a meet record in the 1,600 run.
The Hornets won the long jump relay crown behind the tandem of Hannah Gilstrap and Casey Motsinger and then
sealed the afternoon with first place in the 1,600 relay as they prevailed in the their first venture into the Faulkner
“I told the girls this week that this would be a fun event, something different from what we normally are a part of at
meets,” said Hornet coach Josh Conrad. “With the events setting up different, it plays to our advantage with our
depth and I think we saw that today.”
The Hornets had four second-place finishes on the day.
Providence scored 67 points to place third. Silver Creek was fourth with 66 points, winning the 300 hurdles and sprint
medley relay. New Washington was sixth. The Mustangs finished with two wins: the team of Katelyn Walker and
Lindsey Krohn combined to win the high jump and the Mustangs also prevailed in the 400 relay.
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Team scores — Clarksville 78, Salem 71, Scottsburg 56, Silver Creek 53, Charlestown 44, Providence 43, Henryville
37, Austin 31, Borden 29, Crawford County 9 1/2, South Central 8, New Washington 3, Southwestern 1
Team scores — Henryville 85, Salem 82, Providence 67, Silver Creek 66, Scottsburg 54, New Washington 42, Austin
27, Borden 14, Crawford County 2 1/2, Clarksville 2
|2010 Daniel Faulkner Relays - Evening News Article:
April 19, 2010
Eckert Steals Show At Faulkner Relays
By GREG MENGELT
Scottsburg won the boys’ Faulkner Relays title, with Salem taking the girls’ crown Saturday, but the story at
Clarksville High School on Saturday was Silver Creek’s Jack Eckert.
Eckert set meet and school records in the 300-meter hurdles and the pole vault.
The Dragon senior went 39.26 seconds in the 300 hurdles, less than a week after going under 40 seconds for the
first time ever. He and junior Andrew Hoke combined to win the pole vault title. Eckert did his part by leaping a
personal-best 15 feet, 1 inch.
"The hurdles went really well,” Eckert admitted.
"He is really come along lately in the 300 lows,” said Al Eckert, Eckert’s coach and father. “He didn’t really start
running it until last year. I was really pleased with that time.”
Eckert said he nearly cleared 15-6 on his final vault.
“I’m really happy with the pole vault, because I wasn’t anywhere close to 15-6 last year,” Jack Eckert said.
“Coach (Todd) Balmer has really done a nice job with Jack, working with him the last couple weeks,” Al Eckert said.
Scottsburg outscored Salem and defending champion Clarksville. The Generals were short-handed when two of their
top athletes were suspended for one meet due to a disciplinary issue.
“I thought that we ran really well,” Clarksville coach Darrell Kingery said. “We were missing a couple of our better
runners today, but I thought everybody else stepped up and did a nice job. We had three or four events we couldn’t
enter, which really hurt us.”
Despite missing its top sprinter, Clarksville got a win from its 800 relay team of Zach Williams, Michael Spalding,
Justin Dixon and Brent Lewellen.
The Charlestown combination of Aaron Daniel and Josh King helped the Pirates to a fourth-place finish. Daniel and
King combined to win the high jump and the 300 hurdles. Both were also on the victorious 1,600 relay team along
with Daniel Taylor and Kyle Jenkins.
Defending girls’ champion Providence finished second to Salem.
The Pioneers only had one winning relay team — the 800 relay — but had seven second-place finishes to edge
Henryville for the runner-up spot.
Providence coach Jeanne Luther said if her team had been at full strength, she believes it would have won the event.
“We had a lot of kids out,” said Luther, citing injuries, illness and athletes who were out of town as some of the
reasons why. "We would have won if we had everybody here. It wouldn’t have even been close I don’t think."
Henryville also had one winning combination — Allison Knox and Abby Taylor’s combined effort in the high jump.
New Washington, which finished fifth, had the second-most champions to Salem. Kriston Sarver was part of four of
the five Mustang wins. She combined with Katelyn Walker to win the high jump, fellow freshman Alicia Harrod to win
the 100 and was a member of two winning relay teams — the girls’ 400 relay and the freshman boys-girls combined
Molly Voyles and Rachel Clemons combined to win the pole vault and long jump for sixth-place Silver Creek.