DANDRIDGE - On Wednesday at the Class A East Sectional Track Meet at Jefferson County High School 13 local athletes punched their tickets to the Spring Fling by finishing as one of the top two in their events.
The Class A State Track Meet will be held on Tuesday, May 24 in Murfreesboro at Dean A Hayes Stadium on the Campus of MTSU.
It was a Greene County sweep in the throwing events on Wednesday as West Greene’s Abbey Cox won both the girls shot put and the discus while South Greene’s Logan Wagner nabbed gold medals in the boys shot put and discus.
In the pole vault three local athletes qualified for the state meet. West Greene’s Bryson Church continued his dominant season by winning the boys pole vault, and teammate Quintan Gregory was second. In the girls pole vault South Greene’s Cadence Mancil was second.
South Greene’s Hunter Burkey used his best leap of the season to win the boys high jump while Mackenzie Niston was first in the girls triple jump. Chuckey-Doak’s Hannah Clark was second in the triple jump and will also compete in Murfreesboro.
South Greene’s Isaiah Olson finished second in the 100 meters, and Chuckey-Doak’s girls 4x200 relay team of Taliah Johnson, Macy Cox, Courtnee Jones and Laney Ricker placed second.
Several other local athletes will have a chance to qualify for the state meet as at large selections. The top two placers in each of three sectionals automatically qualify for state, and then next two best finishers from across the state will be added in each event.
In the girls 300-meter hurdles South Greene’s Natalie Friese was third and Macey Snapp was fourth.
In the girls 4x100 relay South Greene finished third and Chuckey-Doak was fourth.
In the girls triple jump West Greene’s Macy Hinkle was third and Aydan Dyer was fourth. Hinkle also came in third in the high jump.
Chuckey-Doak’s Isaih Treadway came in third in the boys high jump, South Greene Jalen Ingram was third in the long jump, and West Greene’s Nick Moorman was third in the triple jump.
Chuckey-Doak’s Johnson placed third in the girls pole vault. In the boys pole vault West Greene’s Drew Morrison was third and South Greene’s Ronan Buss was fourth.
South Greene placed third in the girls 4x800 relay and the 4x200 meter relay.
As a team the South Greene girls came in second place behind sectional champion Alcoa. The Alcoa boys were also team champions.