SALYERSVILLE, Ky. — The Belfry Pirates Track and Field team performed well in several categories at the Class AA Region 7 Championship on Saturday afternoon at Magoffin County High School, but sophomore speedster Isaac Dixon stole the show by winning the 100-meter dash with a blazing time of 11.30 seconds.
Dixon narrowly edged out Dakota Starcher from Pike Central who finished with a time of 11.41.
Starcher returned the favor in the 200-meter dash as he ran it in 22.79 seconds, while Dixon ran a 22.95.
Dixon was also part of the 4x100 and the 4x200 relay teams, both of which claimed first place in their respective events.
The quartet of Dixon, Isaiah Hackney, Dylan Goff and Randall West won the 4x200 with a time of 1:39:38 easily beating second place Lawrence County who finished in 1:41:30.
Eighth-grader Neal Copley joined Dixon, Hackney and Peyton Hensley to win the 4x100 with a blistering time of 46.54 seconds which was nearly second faster than second place Perry County's time of 47.46.
Other Pirates that performed well in individual events include Goff who placed second in the 400-meter dash, Hackney who placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, Copley who placed fifth in the 300 meter hurdles, and Kylie Gollihue who came in fifth in the girls 100-meter dash.
Belfry performed well enough to come in third place overall in the boys division while Perry County came in second place and Letcher County claimed first. The Pirates were the reigning 7th Region Champion.
Several of the athletes will now move on to the Track and Field State Championship which is this weekend at the University of Kentucky.
The Pirates are coached by former BHS star Matt Varney.
Jarrid McCormick is a sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News. He can be reached by email at jmccormick@HDMediaLLC.com.