Abingdon’s girls and Union’s boys came away with the team championships Tuesday in the Mountain 7 District track and field championships at Clintwood.
The TSSAA Section 1 track and field championships took place on Saturday at Hardin Valley in Knoxville. Several area athletes punched their tickets to Murfreesboro.
State bids were on the line Saturday at the TSSAA Section 1 track and field meet in Knoxville. The top four finishers in each event automatically qualified for the TSSAA meet in Murfreesboro in two weeks.
On a day that saw J.I. Burton junior Lydia Blair-James rack up five championships, Castlewood swept the team titles in the Cumberland track and field meet in Coeburn.
Two meet records were established during Friday’s Ballad Health/TriCitiesSports.com Relays at Dobyns-Bennett — and some performances were seen that will not soon be forgotten.
KINGSPORT — The 41st edition of the Ballad Health/TriCitiesSports.com Relays will commence on Friday afternoon at Dobyns-Bennett. The track & field meet brings together the best competition from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The Ballad Health/TriCitiesSports.com Relays will be held Friday, May 3 at Dobyns-Bennett’s Crowe-Coughenour Track in Kingsport.
Wednesday’s Food City Track and Field Championships at Abingdon produced some top times and distances among Southwest Virginia’s female athletes, though not so much among the region’s top male performers.
Nebraska redshirt freshman and former Dobyns-Bennett sprint standout Bryce Barrett knows the value of hard work. But at the collegiate level, it’s an entirely different workload.
Dobyns-Bennett coach Bob Bingham: “It feels good to win the title and it means bragging rights and all that stuff for around here.”
Jeamy Williams of Dobyns-Bennett has been the hunted for the last two years in the conference and this season has been no different.
Science Hill’s Mary Reed has dominated the sprinting events all spring and Friday’s meet should — on paper — be no different.
It is rare for a high-caliber runner to receive competition within close proximity to their own home. It’s almost like something out of a movie script, and when it happens, it makes for great theater.
Union’s Justin Barnett has set the standard in the shot put and discus throws, while Virginia High’s Kelsey Harrington has dominated the girls’ distance running events so far in this season’s track and field competitions in Southwest Virginia.
Justin Barnett’s record-setting throw in the shot put broke the old mark of 55-3.75 set in 2002 by Michael Stacy of the former Powell Valley High School.