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May 16, 2013

Kington and Simmons earn trip to state championships

CROSSVILLE — On May 14, the Lady Panthers and Panthers of Stone Memorial High School returned to CAK to compete in sectional track action verses some the best competition in A-AA.

"I told the kids when we got of the bus this morning that anything less the your dead level best would not get them to next week. Everyone we took today set or tied their personal record, even though many did not qualify for state ey did their best. That's all I can ask out them," said head coach Matt Bates

In the field events, the girls started on shot put and the boys on discus. Makayla Kington came out and threw a solid 31'1”, which bettered her mark from last week at the subsectionals. It was good enough to get fourth and in position to get a wild card spot in the state championships.

For the boys, Brady Wattenbarger threw a personal best of 119'6" to finish in eighth.

"Brady has been up and down all year with discus. To see him come out and have a good was exciting. Makayla threw the shot put well but her strong suit is the discus. She just loves to compete," added Coach Bates.

Next the boys and girls switched. 

Sam Caballero threw 44'3".  He was in fourth all day until the last throw and fell to fifth thus ending his year.

"Sam came out for the first time this year and really did great. He set the school record for shot put and did all I asked of him to out his self in a position to go to state. In the end he came up just a couple of inches short," said coach Bates.

Kington threw the discus and came out a little flat in in her first two throws and was in fifth. Her last two throws she sent flying and vaulted her into first. On her last throw she reset the school record for discus that she has set and reset all year with a throw of 110'9.5".

"I was a little worried early on. She made some adjustments like she has all year and won once again. "Makayla has worked her tail off to get this state championship trip. She has come to practice all year and many days as she leaves she says, 'Hey coach, I am going to another practice to throw some more.' When you get kids like that, its always a trill to see them succeed," added Bates.

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