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Blazers nab top spots at Tri-Cities Track Championship

Daniel Boone proved once again to be a force on the track after capturing several team and individual wins in Kingsport on March 17 at the Tri-Cities Track Championship.
The Blazers joined fellow Big 7 competitors Science Hill, Tennessee High and host Dobyns-Bennett at an event that showcased several of the conference’s top individuals.
In girls’ action, the future of Boone track looked promising following several top performances from Blazer freshman.
In the 100 meter Boone freshman Maria Chellah (16.81) captured the top time in the event ahead of Science Hill’s Savannah Hirst (17.20) and Stacey Reed (17.91).
Another Blazer freshman, Erin Fuller, finished with the best mark in the high jump (4-08).
Boone junior Rebecca Arwood capped off the Lady Blazers success in the throwing events, finishing first in the discus (90-02) and second in the shot put (32-00).
In the relay, the 4×400 meter was the Lady Blazers best event after a second place finish (4:22.70) just behind winner Dobyns-Bennett (4:20.48).
The Blazers were dominant in the boys’ competition, placing in the top three in 11 out of 16 events.
Leading all Blazer runners were seniors Steven Carr and Christian Stumpf. Carr (11.28) placed second in the 100 meter behind Dobyn-Bennett’s Bryce Barrett (11.22), but captured first in the 200 meter with a top time of 22.98.
Stumpf tallied a second place finish in the 400 meter (52.74) before capturing first place finishes in the high jump (6-02) and long jump (20-08).
Seniors Adam Barnard, James Garst and David Merriken also won their respective events, with Barnard (2:02.23) finishing first in the 800 meter, Garst (4:38.10) topping the leaderboard in the 1600 meter and Merriken (43.37) placing first in the 300 meter hurdles.
Other notable individual performances for the Blazers included a second place mark for Ben Varghese (4:47.99) in the 1600 meter run and a third place finish for Daniel Johnson (10:58.29) in the 3200 meter and Tristan McKnight (19-07) in the long jump.
The Blazers also swept the team relay events, capturing top times in both 4×100 meter relay (45.07) and the 4×400 meter relay (3:38.66) finishing ahead of second place Science Hill in both runs.
Despite the Blazers big day, they did not have an individual win in the meet’s male or female Most Outstanding Athlete honor.
That award recognized Dobyns-Bennett’s Barrett and Science Hill’s Halle Hausman.