Dakota Cornett, son of Drenda Cornett of Whitesburg and grandson of David and Sue Cornett of Jenkins, took first place in the shot put at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 2A State Track Meet held at the University of Louisville on May 26. His throw was 52 feet, 6 ½ inches. This was Cornett’s third appearance at the state level, where he medaled all three times. He is a senior at Letcher County Central High School and is the first state champion in LCCHS’s track and field. The track and field team is coached by Sallie Hubbard.