In the brief two year history of the St. Catharine College track program, there have often been meets where the Patriots failed to score points, or scored only two or three. But under Coach Blake Jones leadership the Patriots have already become competitive in many events.
That competitiveness showed Saturday at the Kentucky Small College Invitational hosted by Berea College. In the eight team women’s field the Patriots’ 69 points earned them fourth place. In the men’s competition the patriots finished fifth among seven teams with 33.5 points.
Symfonee Henderson, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., was responsible for 23 of the patriots’ 69 points. Henderson won the 100 meter dash, was second in the 200 meter dash and placed fourth in the high jump.
Leslie Collins gained 22 points with a first place in the javelin throw and third place finishes in both the discus and shot put. Michelle Dunaway got 10 points for winning the long jump and two points for a seventh place finish in the 1500 meter run. . Lindsey Vinson was fifth in the javelin and seventh in the shot put for six points. Carolyn Dreyer finished sixth in both the 1500 meter run and the 800 meter run for three points each.
Troy Mattingly earned the most points in the men’s meet with 12. The sophomore from Louisville was second in the high jump, fifth in the 1500 meter run and eighth in the pole vault.
Brandon Johnson earned nine points in the men’s division as the senior from Radcliff, Ky. was fifth in the 100 meter dash and fourth in the 200 meter dash. It was the first track meet of Johnson’s career.
Nini Mohamed was fourth in the 400 meter dash for five points. Kameron Lackey got 1.5 points for a seventh place tie in the shot put and Jacob Williams was seventh in the javelin throw for three points.
The Patriots’ next meet will be April 7th at Centre College.