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Thompson athlete finishes seventh in decathlon

Published 7:26pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

Thompson High School track and field athlete Brandon Farish finished seventh overall in individual standings at the Alabama High School Athletic Association state decathlon championship May 15 at Hoover High School.

The standings were based on a point system measuring each individual athlete’s combined performance in 10 different track and field events.

Farish earned his highest point total in the 100-meter dash event, where he posted  time of 11.53 seconds. Farish also performed well in the high jump competition with his leap of 6 feet, 3 inches and the 110-meter hurdles event with his time of 16.26 seconds.

Andrew Carrell of the Westminster School at Oak Mountain placed 26th in individual standings at the decathlon.

Carrell performed well in the 110-meter hurdles with his time of 16.28 seconds and the 100-meter dash with his time of 12.09 seconds. Carrell also posted a time of 54.28 seconds in the 400-meter dash.

Ben Lapinski of Spain Park finished 33rd in in the individual standings. Lapinski performed well in the 100-meter dash with his time of 12.28 seconds, the 400-meter dash with his time of 56.78 seconds and the 1,600-meter run with his time of 5:00.

Noah Thompson of the Westminster School at Oak Mountain finished 50th overall in individual standings. Thompson performed well in the 1,600-meter run with his time of 4:45.73 and the 400-meter dash with his time of 57.25 seconds.

Westminster School at Oak Mountain track and field athlete Katie Brooks Boone finished 16th overall in individual standings at the Alabama High School Athletic Association state heptathlon championship May 15 at Hoover High School.

The standings were based on a point system measuring each individual athlete’s combined performance in seven different track and field events.

Boone performed well in the 800-meter run with her time of 2:36.07 and the 200-meter dash with her time of 25.42 seconds. Boone also finished with a leap of 4 feet, 7.75 inches in the high jump competition.

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