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Boone boys finish third in track meet, best of Big 8 Conference

Track teams from around the area and out of state converged on the campus of Science Hill High School in Johnson City over the weekend to participate in the annual Tri-Cities Track Classic.
The Daniel Boone High School women’s and men’s teams joined nearly 50 others at the two-day event on April 19-20.
Approximately 600 runners participated in the events.
In 21 events, the Lady Blazers put together a 10th-place finish out of 26 teams. In men’s competition, the Blazers topped all local schools and placed third overall in 22 scored events.
In women’s competition, Abby Howe was one of the best individual Lady Blazer performers, placing second overall in the pole vault (9-00.00, 2.74m).
The relays were another strength for the Lady Blazers with a fifth-place finish in the 4×100 (55.48), sixth in the 4×200 (1:56.45) and seventh in the 4×800 (11:22.92). Boone’s best relay of the competition was the 4×400 (4:26.59), where the girls finished fourth overall.
The Lady Blazers also placed in several throwing events.
In the shot put, Boone’s Jenny Snyder (29-09.00, 9.06m) and Rebecca Arwood (29-00.25, 8.84m) finished one behind the other, placing eighth and ninth respectively in the event.
Three Lady Blazers placed in the finals of the discus throw. Alora Crain (92-08, 28.24m) led the trio capturing fifth overall.
Science Hill (153.50) captured first in the women’s competition beating out second place Dobyns-Bennett (71 points). Boone finished tenth with 28 points.
In men’s competition, the Blazers third-place finish was guided by strong performances in the runs.
Jordan Roth (1:56.43) won the 800 meter finals and Adam Barnard (4:24.21) and Chad Whitehead (4:24.81) placed third and fourth in the mile. Roderick Bowman (9:56.54) finished fourth in the 2 mile and James Garst (10:05.71) placed seventh in the event.
In the sprints, Boone’s Ashton Wilson (51.24) finished fourth in the 400 meter and Steven Carr (23.99) placed seventh in the 200 meter finals.
In the relays, Boone grabbed a couple of fifth place finishes in the 4×200 and 4×400 and captured first in the men’s distance medley.
Christian Stumpf (6-04.00, 1.93m) led the Blazers in the jump events, finishing first in the high jump and Zack McCracken placed second in the triple jump.
Boone’s Brandon Pate kept the Blazers competitive in the throwing competitions, placing seventh in the shot put and eleventh in the discus.
Spring Valley High School (106.50) won the overall men’s competition beating Virginia’s Fork Union Military Academy (105.50) by a single point. Boone finished third with 86 points, topping all Big 8 Conference schools.