Lincoln track teams rack up eight wins at home

Published 9:15 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019

STANFORD — The Lincoln County High School track and field teams closed out their home schedule Tuesday afternoon, hosting nine different teams for the Lincoln All-Comers Meet.

Ten teams were scheduled to participate in the meet, however, Mercer County pulled out of the meet after the death of one of its athletes, senior Marcus Lewis, in a car accident over the weekend.

Prior to the start of the meet all of the athletes gathered in the middle of the track for a prayer and a moment of silence. All the athletes also wore blue and red ribbons on their uniforms, Mercer’s school colors, in memory of Lewis.

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Lincoln County’s athletes would fare well in their final home meet, with the Lady Patriot and Patriot teams each scoring 110 points to finish as runner-up. Somerset won the girls competition with 140 points and Pulaski County took the boys competition with 138 points.

The Lincoln teams racked up a combined 23 top 3 finishes, including four wins, four runner-up finishes and three third-place efforts for the Lady Pats and three wins, five runner-up finishes and four third-place efforts for the Pats.