Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 10, 2014

SMHS track claims King of the Mountain title

CROSSVILLE — The Stone Memorial track and field teams claimed the inaugural King of the Mountain series Tuesday afternoon.

The boys finished in first place in the series with 336 points. Cookeville took second with 316.5, followed by Wilson Central with 231.50, White County with 164 and Livingston Academy with 157.

The girls ran away from the competition in the inaugural event with 560.5 total points in the three meets. The second-place team was Cookeville with 198, followed by Coffee County at 195 and Wilson Central at 188 to round out the top 4 teams in the 13-team competition.

“This series brought some great competition into our home meets. It was great the people were able to see our facilities and see how well we ran a meet. Our boy’s battled back hard. When we started the day we were back in fourth. We were able to dig ourselves out of that hole. We had two kids come up sick on Monday who were unable to compete. I felt like we left a few points out there that might have made the difference,” said Coach Matt Bates.

"It was a very exciting three-meet series,” said Coach Bates, “We were able to give ourselves some room after last week to rest some girls for this weekends huge meet at UT Knoxville. Anytime you get the number of teams together that we had its going to be exciting. Our girls rose to the occasion and were able to win the whole thing."


The 4x800-meter Relay of Tiffany Cokkinias, Bailey Rutledge, Kayli  Priestwood and Hailey Coudriet ran a 10:48.67 for first place.

Aly McNulty won first place in the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 17.81 seconds, and Rachel Raulerson took third place with a person best time of 19.77.

Samantha Gray finished third in the 100 meters with a personal best 14.18 and Lacey Melton was seventh in 14.40.

The 4x200 relay team of Kendall Brantley, Samantha Gray, Rachel Raulerson and Hannah Turner ran a season best 2:01.18 to win the event.

Tiffany Cokkinias won the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:20.33, while teammate Lexi Hinch took third with a time of 6:35.13.

The 4x100 relay team of Aly McNulty, Samantha Gray, Lacy Melton and Hannah Turner finnished sescond in 57.75.

Bailey Rutledge won the 400-meter dash in 1:06.26, with Hannah Turner second in 1:11.36 and Kassandra Ayala was third in 1:15.31.

Kayli Priestwood won the 300-meter hurdles in 53:51.

Lexi Hinch took second in the 800-meter run in 2:49.03.

Kendall Brantley was second in the 200-meter dash in 29.84, while Hannah Turner was sixth in 31.14.

Haley Coudriet won the 3200-meter run in 12:32.96.

The 4x400 relay team of Lexi Hinch, Tiffany Cokkinias, Kayli Priestwood and Bailey Rutledge took first place in 4:42.11.

Aly McNulty won the high jump in 4'10'', while Lacy Melton was second in the long jump (14'10") and Kendall Brantley fifth (12'2").

Brett Suggs took first place in the discuss with a throw of 74'7", with Riley Hunt second (71'6").

Lacey Melton won the shot put with a throw of 29'7",  with Riley Hunt seventh (24'0") and Brooke Bonts eighth (22'7").


The 4x800 relay team (J.P. Swafford, George Sampley, Jordan Schroeder, Blu Shillings) won second in 9:25.08.

Ethan Pierce took third in the 100-meter dash in 12.37, with Hutson Smith seveth (12.70).

The 4x200 relay team (Dylan Greenwood, Blu Shillings, Ethan Pierce, Hutson Smith) grabbed second in 1:40.95.

The 4x100 relay team (Nick Griskensas-Miculinic, Ethan Pierce, Blu Shillings, Hutson Smith) took second (48.98).

Dylan Greenwood ran a personal best 25.91 to grab second.

Jordan Schroeder ran 11:42.25 to take fifth place in the 3200 meter run, with Dawson Hassler sixth (12:02.49).

The 4x400 relay team (George Sampley, J.P. Swafford, Ben Bowman and Ethan Pierce) was second in 4:07.85.

Trevor Tucker jumped 32'6.50" to finish second in the triple jump.

Brady Wattenbarger won the discus with a personal best 133'8", with Dakota Karge third (90'4").

Brady Wattenbarger was second in the shot put (40'7/25"), Dakota Karge third (38.50') and Connor Crockett fifth (29'4").

On Friday and Saturday, the Panthers and Lady Panthers will be competing at the Tennessee Relays presented by Sea Ray. This is an elite meet that teams must qualify their student- athletes for by using times and marks. This year the meet will be ran in conjunction with the college meet that the University of Tennessee puts on.

“The Vols Classic (as it was formerly known) was a great meet that had some tremendous races. This year, with them joining the Tennessee Relays, it will be even better. It will be a great two days for our kids to see what the next level of competition looks like. They will see something that many of them will dream about and, hopefully, give them a fire to work harder to make those dreams come true,” said Bates.

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