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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Richmond senior Mary Beth Bailey won her third consecutive Jack McCush Invitational 3,200-meter run Thursday afternoon in Boonville. Bailey’s victory was one of two individual first-place finishes for the Lady Spartans.
Bailey’s winning time of 12 minutes, 24 seconds in the 3,200 was 11 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Elizabeth Pomerenke of Marshall. Richmond’s other first-place finish belonged to freshman Sherri Doss, who captured another win in the 200-meter dash. Doss crossed the line in 27.43 to edge California’s Ellie Wirts who finished in 28.21. Doss’ teammate Nicole Johnson grabbed fifth in the race with a time of 29.24.
Doss also finished second in the 100-meter dash with 13.72, which was .32 seconds behind MacKenzie Barnett of Chillicothe. Johnson also placed fifth in that event with a time of 13.82.
In addition to her victory in the 3,200, Bailey was a runner-up in the 1,600 with a time of 5:42.4 as she finished behind Chillicothe’s Ali Stephens’ time of 5:39.87. Bailey’s teammate Kameron Carmichael turned in the sixth-place time of 6:21.02.
Savannah Hamilton finished second in the 800 meters for Richmond with a time of 2:41.37, with Whitney Clampitt of Chillicothe who crossed the line in 2:32.24. Jocelyn Caldwell took fifth place for the Lady Spartans in 2:48.87.
The complete story is in the Monday, April 21, 2014 Richmond News.