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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Orrick’s Samantha Fulte began her weekend at the Class 1 state track meet by re-writing her own school record in the long jump.
The Lady Bearcat junior fouled on her first two attempts, but then on the fifth of her six tries, she ended up with a distance of 17 feet, 1 inch to not only set a new school mark, but take first place over Mound City’s Emily Wedlock, who had a best leap of 16-11 ½. Fulte’s leap eclipsed her mark of 16-9 ½ that she set at the Cameron Invitational in April.
Also on Friday, Fulte qualified for the finals in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. She ran qualifying times of 15.79 seconds in the 100 hurdles and 49.14 in the 300 hurdles.
Saturday’s day began with a runner-up finish in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Fulte ran the distance in 15.96 seconds – just .19 seconds behind Wedlock’s winning time. Elly Boothe of Silex was a distant third with 17.13.
The complete story is in the Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Richmond News.