Alcoa, Pearl Cohn: Why They Won Division I Class A

Alcoa Girls

First In School History

Alcoa's highest finish prior to last week in the team standings for girl's track and field dates all the way back to 1982 when the Lady Tornadoes placed runner up in the Class A Championship. For the last two seasons, a team from Alcoa has finished on top of the podium in Murfreesboro but both year's it was the boys. This year, it was the girl's turn for their moment in the spotlight as the Lady Tornadoes won their first ever team championship in track and field with a 31 point victory over runner up East Nashville accumulating 100 points to the Eagles 69. 

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Here's a breakdown of their scoring: 


East Nashville

Event Wins23
Events w/ Multiple Scorers42
Total Events Scored148
Total Points10069

Literally Every Event

Each time the gun went off on Tuesday, an Alcoa girl or relay team was on the start line. Olivia Baumann scored in both short sprints, little sister Anna Kate Baumann scored in both hurdle events, and Kacey Holliday ran in every open distance placing runner up in both the 800m and 1600m and secured a victory in the 3200m on top of anchoring the 4x800m relay team to victory to open the afternoon. 

Of the remaining relays, the Tornadoes finished now worse than 3rd. It was a balanced attack that has a lot of staying power as only one open event scorer will be lost to graduation. 

East Nashville placed runner up for the second year in a row with big point totals from Senior Aniyah Marshall and Sophomore Aziaah Shute. Together to duo accumulated 52 of the Eagles total points with Marshall winning the Pentathlon and High Jump and Shute winning the Triple Jump.