Tracksters take three-way meet


By Don Brown



Hosting Hart and Edmonson counties on Tuesday, the Cougar track & field team came away with victories from both the women’s and men’s teams.

Overall, the Cougars took the team title with 163 points. Edmonson County was second with 71 points, while Hart was third with 68.

The Cougar women tallied 92 points, Edmonson County had 32 and Hart County had 21. The Cougar men posted 71 points, with Hart scoring 47 and Edmonson putting up 39 points.

Senior Bailey Martin posted first-place finishes in the 200 and 400-meter races, and also won the pole vault with a leap of 8-feet, 6-inches. Martin’s time in the 200-meters was :27.97, while she ran 1:06.10 in the 400-meters.

Freshman Hailey Stallings had two first-place finishes, winning the 1600-meters in 5:56, and taking the 300-meter hurdles in :49.48.

Freshman Emery Crume also won a pair of events, winning the long jump at 13-feet, 7-inches, and taking the triple jump at 31-feet, 7-inches.

Junior Myriam Hanover won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :18.21, while senior Morgan Kannapel and eighth-grader Laura Vincent tied for first in the high jump with identical leaps of 4-feet, 6-inches.

The Lady Cougars also took firsts in two relay races. The 4×200-meter team of Amanda Decker, Taylor Glenn, Myriam Hanover and Rebecca Baxter won with a time of 2:05, while the 4×800-meter team of Rachel McMahon, Hailey Stallings, Laney Newton and Morgan Kannapel won with a time of 11:22.

Those earning points for the Lady Cougars included: Taylor Glenn, second in the 100-meters in :14.13, and third in the 200-meters in :29.98; Keisha Dennis, fourth in the 100-meters in :14.56; Emery Crume, second in the 200-meters in :29.04; Morgan Kannapel, second in the 400-meters in 1:09.89; Rachel McMahon, second in the 800-meters in 2:51.

Vincent earned points in three other events; second in the 100-meter hurdles in :18.34, third in the 300-meter hurdles in :57-60, and second in the pole vault at 8-feet even.

Myriam Hanover was second in the 300-meter hurdles in :54.30; Makayla Spalding was third in the long jump at 12-feet, 4-inches and was second in the triple jump at 26-feet, 9-inches; Kayla Matthews finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 24-feet, 1-inch; Katie Poindexter was second in the discus at 69-feet, 9-inches, and the 4×100-meter relay team of Makayla Spalding, Amanda Decker, Taylor Glenn and Keisha Dennis finished third in 1:02.35.

For the Cougar men, first-place finishes were turned in by Jarrett Crawford in the 1600-meters, Michael Dennis in the 110-meter hurdles, Tristan Willis in the high jump and Jordan Stallings in the pole vault.

Crawford ran the 1600-meters in 5:04, and Dennis the 110-meter hurdles in :20.04. Willis jumped 5-feet, 6-inches in the high jump, and Stallings cleared the bar in the pole vault at 12-feet even.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Noah Saltsman, Michael Dennis, Timothy Higgs and Zac Johnson won with a time of :48.07, while the 4×200-meter team of Jordan Stallings, Zac Johnson, Tristan Willis and Michael Dennis won in 1:38.

Earning points for the Cougars were: Zac Johnson, fourth in the 100-meters in :12.07, and third in the 200-meters in :26.13; Ethan Pierce, sixth in the 100-meters in :12.85; Charlie Waltermire, fourth in the 200-meters in :26.46, third in the 300-meter hurdles in :51.20, and second in the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches; Caleb Middleton, third in the 400-meters in 1:00.51; Luke Weedman, second in the 800-meters in 2:30; Noah Saltsman, second in the 1600-meters in 5:12.

Jarrett Crawford was second in the pole vault at 11-feet, 6-inches; Zach Willis, third in the long jump at 15-feet, 6-inches, and second in the triple jump at 30-feet, 3-inches; Jacob Stinnett, third in the triple jump at 28-feet, 3-inches; Timothy Higgs, third in the shot put at 40-feet, 1-inch; Austin Milliner, fourth in the shot put at 39-feet, 7-inches, and third in the discus at 115-feet, 10-inches.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Luke Weedman, Caleb Middleton, Jarrett Crawford and Noah Saltsman finished second with a time of 9:06.

By Don Brown

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