Yeast had told Gambrel before the meet that he thought her girls could win it, and after he predicted their second-place finish last year, Gambrel was willing to put some stock in his prediction.
"Terry told me last year when he saw who was coming that we were probably going to finish second," Gambrel said. "This year he said, 'I think you can probably win it.' And when he tells me, he's usually right."
Yeast's Harrodsburg team had the highest finish among area boys in third place.
Danville's girls won eight of 18 events to outscore second-place Lloyd Memorial, which was gone by the halfway point of the meet, 159-75.
Gambrel said the result exceeded her expectations for the day.
"It far surpassed it, because each one of the events that I entered, all our girls placed somewhere, and that's what it takes," she said.
The only events Danville entered and failed to score were the 400-meter relay, where its winning team was disqualified after a runner left her lane, and the discus, where its best finish was 15th.
Danville was determined to improve on its 2004 finish at this meet, where it was 12 points behind Paul Dunbar. Gambrel said she knew the Lady Admirals would be battling Lloyd for first place this year, but she didn't know Lloyd would concede.
"When they left, I thought, 'Yes!'" Gambrel said.
Brand was high scorer
Brand, an eighth-grader who has been the area's top sprinter so far this season, was the meet's high scorer with 32 1/2 points after she won the 100, 200 and 400 runs and anchored the winning 1,600 relay team.
"I was cold, but I'm better when it's cold any way," Brand said.
Danville had five of the top seven individual girls scorers. Behind Brand were:
* Fifth-grader Kaitlin Snapp (second with 22 1/2 points), who won the 3,200 and was second in two other distance races.
* Senior Krystal Napier (fourth with 18 1/2 points), who anchored the winning 800 relay team and was second in the 100 and 200.
* Freshman Caroline Stroup (tied for fifth with 18 points), who won the 300 hurdles and was part of two relay wins.
* Freshman Jessica Davis (seventh with 16 1/2 points), who was part of the 1,600 relay and was second in the long jump and third in the 400.
Third-place Mercer County had the other two girls in the top seven. Lindsey Alford (third with 201/2 points) won the pole vault, and Stacey Gash (tied for fifth with 18 points) won the triple jump.
Harrodsburg boys finish third
The Harrodsburg boys made the most of their limited numbers to score 77 1/2 points. They trailed only Bryan Station, which won the boys title for the second straight year, and Henry Clay.
"We're always going to fare better in a bigger meet because (other teams) are going to break each other up but we're still going to be competitive in our events," Yeast said.
Brandon Ford won the 100 by nearly half a second and anchored a win in the 800 relay and a second-place finish in the 400 relay - the first time Harrodsburg has run that event this season - and finished second in the boys individual scoring with 20 1/2 points.
Chrys Jones won the triple jump and placed in two other field events for 18 1/2 points, and Freeman Edwards scored 17 1/2 by placing second in the 400 and fourth in the 200 and turning in two strong relay legs.
"He might've been our most valuable runner today," Yeast said.
Fourth-place Danville won the 1,600 relay and got a win from Darius Baughman in the high jump, and Boyle County's 3,200 relay team earned a come-from-behind win before the Rebels called it a day.
Team leaders - 1. Bryan Station (BS) 100; 2. Henry Clay (HC) 89; 3. Harrodsburg (H) 77 1/2; 4. Danville (D) 54; 5. Lloyd Memorial (LM) 44; 6. Grayson County (GC) 41 1/2; 7. Woodford County 28; 8. Williamsburg 27; 9. Western Hills 22; 10. Fleming County (FC) 20; 10. Mercer County (MC) 20; 10. Rowan County 20; 13. Bell County 19; 14. Boyle County (BoC) 18; 14. Simon Kenton 18; 14. Somerset (S) 18.
3200 relay - 1. Boyle County (Alex Wagner, John Anderson, Mason Glass, Patrick Morgan) 8:49.36.
110 hurdles - 1. Anthony Creech (LM) 15.78; 3. Kenton Masterson (H) 17.78; 4. John McMaine (MC) 18.11; 6. Jed Roth (BoC) 18.57; 8. Heath Martin (BoC) 18.95.