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West Greene's Kaci Ray Brings Home State Discus Title May 31, 2014

'BY DARREN REESE SUN SPORTS EDITOR MURFREESBORO - Kaci Ray has a flair for the dramatic. She also knows how to show a little emotion. The West Greene sophomore scratched on her first two throws Thursday in the Class A/AA discus finals at the TSSAA Spring Fling. On her third attempt, though, Ray uncorked the best throw of her career. Her distance of 121-01 was not only a personal best and a new school record, but it was exactly eight feet more than runner-up Camryn Bowman of Signal Mountain. Ray immediately began to tear up as it became evident that she would be crowned West Greenes second state champion in track and field in the last three years. (via The Greeneville Sun)

Signal Mountain girls gut out state track title May 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — One year after becoming the TSSAA's fastest sprinter by winning the 100- and 200-meter dashs and anchoring the state-championship 4x200 relay, Signal Mountain sophomore McKenzie Ethridge topped that performance with an incredible last-place finish Thursday night. (via timesfreepress.com)

Rhea County Track Medals at State; Rhea Review May 30, 2014

May 23, 2014 Mufreesboro, TN – Chase Sholl from Rhea County Track Team finished strong at the State Track Meet to garner a third place finish in the 110 Meter High Hurdles and bring home a medal for Rhea County. Also competing at the State Meet at Middle Tennessee State... #track #trackandfield (via Rhea Review)

CAK 8th grader in running for TSSAA state honors May 19, 2014

By Steve Williams Rebecca Story is not yet in high school, but she could be a high school state champion before the end of this week. Story is an 8th grader at Christian Academy of Knoxville, and with the middle school she attends being on the same campus as CAK’s high school, she’s allowed, under… (via The Knoxville Focus)

BA's Sanders sprints to state titles; BHS relay wins May 25, 2014

Notre Dame football commit C.J. Sanders doubled up by winning state in the 100 and 200 in his last competition with Brentwood Academy before moving to California. Brentwood's 4x800 relay took the state title, and both the Eagle and Bruin boys teams finished as state runners-up on Friday. Ravenwood, buoyed by Justin Lankes' repeat pole vault victory Thursday, placed third in AAA with 37 points behind Brentwood's 63 points and winner Houston's 68. BA, the defending three-time champ in Division II, was second to Memphis University School (176-135.5) with Sanders' two top finishes leading the way. (via Brentwood Home Page)

‘Q’ leaps to 2nd in long jump at Spring Fling May 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO — One year ago Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad’s Spring Fling experience was hindered by a list of injuries. Three medals later, “Q” was finally able to put 2013 behind her and close out her 2014 high school season on a more positive note. Thursday, the MTSU signee felt right at home at the Dean A. Hayes Track Stadium as she claimed second in the long jump and third place in the triple jump. “Last year was awful. This year, even though I didn’t get first in long jump or triple jump, j... (via www.clevelandbanner.com)

Rough going for CHS at state - MURFREESBORO May 23, 2014

After a successful start to the TSSAA Spring Fling Monday, the heat got turned up on Cleveland High School at the State Track and Field Meet Wednesday on the Middle Tennessee State University campus. The Lady Raiders were in a total of three events for the day, with sophomore Maddie Coulthard getting things started in the pole vault competition. Having only taken up the event a month ago, Coulthard and CHS track coach Casey Price knew this first trip to Murfreesboro would be a learning experience. Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Rough going for CHS at state  (via www.clevelandbanner.com)

Baylor's Selena Popp back to defend pentathlon crown May 19, 2014

The starter's gun not only signifies the beginning of today's pentathlon and the Spring Fling state tournament, but is also the first step of a very busy week for Baylor's Selena Popp. The junior will attempt to become the first track & field athlete in school history to repeat as pentathlon state champion when that event kicks off the week-long Spring Fling today at Middle Tennessee State University. (via timesfreepress.com)

Tennessee High's Gudger snags silver May 24, 2014

As a callow sophomore in 2012, Samantha Gudger was part of a Tennessee High girls squad that earned a second-place finish in the team standings of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association state AAA track and field meet. (via TriCities.com)

Northeast defends state title May 23, 2014

Northeast track star Brittany Kelly always wanted to be known as a track and field legend in Clarksville. I think it’s safe to say her legacy is secure. The Lady Eagles star matched her impressive state championship haul from a year ago with another four state-title performance in this year’s TSSAA Track and Field Championships at Middle Tennessee State. And in two years, Kelly has amassed a mind-boggling eight individual state titles. (via www.theleafchronicle.com)

Abdullah-Muhammad 4th in state pentathlon May 19, 2014

MURFREESBORO — Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad got the Cleveland track and field team started off on the right foot at the 2014 Spring Fling Monday afternoon. The senior Middle Tennessee State Univeristy signee finished in fourth place in the state pentathlon with a total of 3,216 points from the five events. There was only a three-point difference separating Abdullah-Muhammad and the third place finisher from Dobyns-Bennett. “The crazy thing is that if she had run two- or three-tenths faster in t... (via www.clevelandbanner.com)

Signal Mountain Girls Win First State Track Championship May 25, 2014

MURFREESBORO -- The Signal Mountain Lady Eagles won their first state cross country championship last fall and now they can add their first Class A-AA state track title to the trophy case as well. (via www.chattanoogan.com)

Local track athletes headed to Spring Fling May 18, 2014

Local track and field athletes found themselves put through the wringer at the TSSAA Sectional at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro earlier this week. By the end of the day though, local boys qualified for 11 events at this week’s Spring Fling while eight local girls will be returning to Murfreesboro for the state meet as well. After winning the sub-sectional titles the week before, Cleveland High once again posted impressive performances at the Region 2 Sectional with second place finish... (via www.clevelandbanner.com)

JCM athletes back at state title meet May 20, 2014

  Jackson Central-Merry’s Desmond Maclin advanced tothe Class A-AA state meet last year in three events, bring home gold, bronze and a sixth-place finish. (via www.jacksonsun.com)

Ensworth, Northeast have pentathlon champions May 21, 2014

Northeast's Brittany Kelly repeated as Class AAA pentathlon champion, and Ensworth's Tyra Gittens won the Division II title with the highest point total of the day Monday at Middle Tennessee State. Gittens had 3,563 points to beat Brentwood Academy's Megan Meadow (3,419). (via www.tennessean.com)

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