Dawson Springs High School senior and track and field athlete Tyler Weir competed Thursday in the Class 1-A state track and field championship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Despite a wet track, Weir finished 14th in the 110-meter hurdles and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.
"We are so proud of you, Tyler Weir!" Coach Rhonda Simpson posted on the track team's Facebook group. "Your hard work and dedication this year paid off today. The conditions were not the greatest and you still ran a PR and finished 7th in the State in the 300 hurdles. Awesome way to finish your high school career!"
His seventh-place finish in the state in the 300-meter hurdles earned him a medal. He ran the event in 43.55 seconds, a personal best.
He also earned a personal best in the 110-meter hurdles with 17.14 seconds. The time is one-hundredth of a second shorter than his previous best. In that event, he was 14th.
"He represented us well and we are proud of him," said Dawson Springs Superintendent Lenny Whalen in a tweet. "... Well done, Tyler! Thank you for your super effort!"