Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Track & Field Team Captures Three State Titles

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School's Track & Field Team Captures Three State Titles 1
Kylie Frank

Three State Titles for Knights on Day One

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) state championship track and field meet begin with a bang for the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Knights in Selma on Friday.
Eighth-grader Kylie Frank, highlighted in AL.com earlier this week as a distance specialist, won her first state championship as she claimed the 1600-meter run on Friday.  She crossed the line in front of defending state champion, Karisa Nelson of T.R. Miller, and beat the state record set last year by Nelson by finishing with a time of 5.11.11 – one full second ahead of Nelson who finished second.
Frank followed that up with her second state championship, in her second event of the day, finishing first in the 400-meter dash.  She crossed the line in a time of 1:00.51; a full second ahead of second-place Patriece Blackmon of Barbour County.  Marissa Craig finished 12th overall in the race with a time of 1:05.91.
The third state title of the day for the Knights came in the 4×800-meter relay, in which the boys captured their third consecutive state title.  The team of Nathan RevorTimothy McOmberJarrett Mason and Skip Martin crossed the line in a time of 8:30.75; finishing 11 seconds ahead of Winfield and 13 seconds ahead of third-place Trinity.
In the same 1600-meter race, senior Katherine Terino finished 11th overall with a time of 5:44.49; while seventh-grader Katelyn Stark finished 20th overall with a time of 6:26.98.
On the boys side in the 1600-meter race, Martin finished second with a time of 4:31.41; finishing six seconds behind Wesley Curles of Trinity who finished with a state record time of 4:25.29.  Mason and McOmber crossed the line fourth and fifth overall with times of 4:38.12 and 4:40.75.
Freshman Jennifer Westendorf competed in her first event of the state meet, finishing 11th overall in the long jump with a distance of 4.25 meters.  She also competed in the high jump for the Knights, finishing ninth overall with a jump of 1.42 meters.  After two field events, Westendorf took to the track and competed in the 100-meter hurdles and finished 13th overall in the prelims with a time of 18.89 seconds.

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