Paris track athletes left their mark on recent meets. The Paris boys and girls track teams both finished as the District runner-Up.
Ashtan Swanson again put on a show, winning the 100-meter, 200-meter, the triple jump, the long jump, and helping the 4x100 relay team to the top spot. For her efforts, she was awarded high point in the district meet.
Ryleigh Hardwicke won the 100-meter hurdles, and Rain Clements placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles. Freshman Jadyn Hart was second in the 100-meter, the 200-meter, and fourth in the long jump.
Olivia Henderson was fifth in the shot-put followed by teammate Victoria Ellingburg, who also took third in the discus.
The boys placed numerous athletes on the leaderboard as well, with Ben Haddock winning the 100-meter, 200-meter, and third in the triple jump. Kris Graham was second in the 100-meter, third in the 200-meter, and second in the long jump. Julius Byrd was the winner in the 400-meter and fifth in the long jump. Justus Lee placed third in the 400-meter and second in the triple jump, behind teammate Kevin Swafford, who along with Haddock took the top three slots in the triple jump.
Swafford was also third in the high jump with Laden Forbis finishing fourth. James Potts was third in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.
Jacob Schmalz won the pole vault and Cory Naegle finished fourth. In the shot put, Trenton Hice was second and Skyler Ellington was fourth.
The 4x100 relay team finished second while the 4x400 team took the top slot.
At the state meet, James Potts was the highest finisher at fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The 4x400 relay team finished sixth. Kris Graham finished eighth in the long jump. Other top 10 finalists were Ben Haddock in the 200-meter, Julius Byrd in the 400-meter, Jacob Schmalz in the discus, and Trenton Hice in the shot put.
For the Lady Eagles, Swanson again led the way. While winning the triple jump, she was runner-up in the long jump, 100-meter, and 200-meter. Jadyn Hart was ninth in the 100 meter and Ryleigh Hardwicke finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
For her efforts, Swanson finished runner-up high points in the state meet.