Recap: 17 Meet Records Fall At Hardin Valley Invitational

Bartlett's quartet of Rinkin, Carney, Bolden, and Reed set an HVA Invite record of 48.04 in the 4x100m relay. This was just off their state leading time of 47.94.

17 Meet Records Fall

Knoxville, TN The Hardin Valley Invitational has historically been known for two things: strong competition and windy conditions. The former was true this year and the latter was partially true. The conditions were windy, although weaker compared to previous years. These conditions, however, wouldn't stop the record books from being rewritten, with the Meet Record being broken in 17 different events. 

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In The Field

HVA's Gracie Waite continued with her senior season by winning the gold in both shot put and discus comfortably, as well as setting a Meet and Facility Record in the Discus. Both were good enough for a TN #1 and a US #44 in the discus. Although the Lee commit has won 4 KIL Titles, 4 Outdoor All-State Medals, and an Indoor State Title, she has yet to win an Outdoor Title. Things are looking bright as she holds her discus TN #1 by almost 16 feet over her next competitor. On the boy's side, things were much more contested. Webb's Ari Klasky won the discus in a Meet and Facility Record and took third in the shot put while Farragut's Bryce Thompson won the shot put in a Meet Record and took third in the discus. Klasky's discus throw was good for a US #47, while Thompson threw a US #7 in the shot put.

While both have an advantage over each other in their stronger events, it will still be fun to watch when these two cross paths at the KIL Championships in late April.

On The Track

The girls' 1600 did not break any meet records, however it produced 6 new top 10 marks for the meet and showcased what will be a very competitive Class AAA Section 1 meet. The top 7 times in Class AAA Section 1 were run in the same heat at HVA with Sadie Honeycutt taking the win in 5:05.94. Earlier, Honeycutt along with Daniel Boone teammates Mahri Layne, Ava Nutter, and Ella Battel set the 4x800m meet record to open the Saturday running events. All seven athletes were within 12 seconds of each other with the top five only 3.02 seconds apart. For a division that takes the top 4 athletes at the sectional round with no at-large bids, this is a nightmare scenario for any athlete. While this 1600 was a dry run for the Section 1 meet, it was also a preview for the KIL Championships, with KIL athletes taking 6 of the top 8 spots on Saturday.  

In The Standings

The fight for the girls' team title was between Bartlett and Hardin Valley. Both teams had very different point compositions, with HVA scoring 0 points in the individual sprint events, and Bartlett scoring 0 points in the individual distance events. Led by Dior Carney's 16 individual points including a 100m victory in 12.04, Peyton Miller's 13 points in the 200m and long jump, and strong sprint relays, Bartlett would ultimately prevail and win with 92 points. HVA would take 2nd with 73.5 points led by the aforementioned Gracie Waite and distance standout Maddie Archdale. On the boys side, Wayne High School out of Ohio would claim the top spot with 98 points with Farragut just six points behind with 92.  

All The Records

  • Boys 1600m SMR: Oak Ridge - 3:36.20
  • Boys 4000m DMR: Hardin Valley - 10:30.36
  • Boys Discus: Ari Klasky, Webb - 175' 7"
  • Boys Pole Vault: Julian Gorfido, Farragut - 15' 0" (Carter Brademeyer, Gavin Bailey also broke the previous mark with 14' 6")
  • Girls High Jump: Samantha Degrace, Dobyns Bennett - 5' 6" (Savannah Darnell also broke the previous mark with 5' 4") 
  • Boys Shot Put: Bryce Thompson, Farragut - 63' 3.5"
  • Girls Discus: Gracie Waite, Hardin Valley - 143' 9"
  • Girls Triple Jump: Lennon Langham, Webb - 37' 8.5"
  • Girls 4x800m Relay: Daniel Boone - 9:44.64
  • Girls 100m Dash: Dior Carney, Bartlett - 12.04
  • Boys 100m Dash: Jamier Averette-Brown, Wayne - 10.63
  • Boys 1600m: Luke Mussard, DBHS - 4:14.97 (Colin Eckerman also broke the previous mark with 4:16.67
  • Girls 4x100m: Bartlett - 48.04
  • Boys 4x100m: Wayne - 41.21 (Science Hill, Greeneville also broke the previous mark)
  • Girls 300mH: Payton Sipos, Knox Catholic - 46.06
  • Girls 200m: Trinity Bibbs, Wayne - 24.66
  • Boys 4x400m: Science Hill - 3:27.34