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Lamar School Girls Track takes sectional crown


The girls track team won the sectional meet hosted by Daniel Boone High School on May 4. Nine girls qualified for the state competition in Clarksville, Tennessee. Among the 9 qualifiers were Sophia Gouge, who made the state cut in two events, placing third in the high jump (4feet, 6 inches) and fourth in the 400 meter run (school-record 1:07.9). She’ll be joined by teammates Breanna Dunn, second in the 800 (2:36.5, breaking her own school record), Hannah McLain, third in the 1,600 meter run (5:56.9); Annabelle Stephens, third in the shot put (30-8) and 4th in the discus (71-08) and Elizabeth Wheeley, fourth in the high jump (4-4).

   Three relay teams also made state, including the first place 4×200 meter relay (Dunn, Kadence Austin, Abby Whaley, Bella Moore) breaking the school record with a time of 1:59.4. The 4×100 meter relay (57.2)Wheeley, Austin, Whaley, and Moore, finished third and broke the school record for a second time this year. Furthermore, the Lady Cherokees took third in the 4×400 relay (4:45.1) Austin, Faith Greer, Dunn and Whaley in school record fashion.

  Both teams combined with the boy’s 5th place finish, placed Lamar 2nd overall for the meet. There were 16 teams represented in both divisions.

Lamar produced 6 boy qualifiers for the state competition scheduled for the 18th in Clarksville, Tennessee. Gideon Erwin, who place second in the 1600 meter run (5:07) and fourth in the 400 meter run (59.6), will be joined by Austin Silvers, third in the 200 (24.9) tying the school record and fourth in the 100 meter run (12.2) the 4×100 relay team qualified with a time of (52.5), team includes Jedidiah Beals, Austin Davis, Levi Coffie and Cale Ensor. Track teams were recently recognized during the Lamar’s annual Athletic Banquet.