Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

April 15, 2013

CCHS track team was impressive in Optimist SE Meet

The Cumberland County High School track team competed in another high level meet Friday afternoon — the Chattanooga Optimist Southeast  Track and Field Invitational at Walker Valley High School, as they prepare to attend the Elite 8 meet at Vanderbilt today in Nashville.

"As of right now Kassidy Sommer has qualified for the Great 8 meet at Vanderbilt tomorrow. There is a better than 50 percent chance that Brad Mathis will get in in the 1600 tomorrow," said Coach Ted McCaslin.

The Lady Jets finished 11th with 22 points behind Baylor (95), Maryville (93), GPS (93), Cleveland (58), LaVergne (54), Signal Mountain (51), NW Whitfield (340, McMinn County (31), Ooltewah (28) and Lenoir City (23) and ahead of Chattanooga Central, Rhea County, East Hamilton, Siegel, Soddy-Daisy, White County, Walker Valley, Creek Wood, Chattanooga School for the Art, Knox Karns, Chattanooga Christian School, Home School (Chattanooga) and South Pittsburgh, according to

"This is the highest the girls team has ever finished at this meet. The girls 4x800 is only four seconds off the school record as well. There were actually 33 teams there but only 24 teams scored. Pretty impressive, considering we only entered eight events on the girls side and scored in six of them. Boys did well considering we only entered five or six events," said McCaslin.

The Jets tallied seven points for 18th behind McCallie, Ooltewah, Cleveland, LaVergne, Karns, Maryville, Baylor, Chattanooga School for the Arts, Tullahoma, Chattanooga Central, Red Bank, NW Whitfield, Signal Mountain, Walker Valley, Rhea County and Lenoir City., and ahead of McMinn County, Collegedale Academy, South Pittsburgh, Creek Wood, Chattanooga Christian School, Soddy-Daisy and Siegel.

Lady Jet sophomore Kassidy Sommer finished fourth in the 3200-meter run in 11.49.8 to earn five points for CCHS and fourth in the 1600-meter run in 5:39.60 to earn five points for the Lady Jets.

Kobe Cox (107-03) and Ben Church (92-08) finished 16th and 24th, respectively, in the discus.

The girls 4x800 relay team (10:22.29) was fourth behind Maryville, Signal Mountain and Baylor, while the boys 4x800 relay team was sixth behind in 9:05.47 behind McCallie, Cleveland, Chattanooga Central, Red Bank and Baylor.

Taonna Miller was ninth in the 100-meter dash in 13.41, while Bradley Mathis earned three points for the Jets with a sixth-place finish in the 1600-meter run in 4.44:14.

Miller earned another point for the Lady Jets, as she finished eighth in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.56.

Sharon Ulloa was 15th in the 300-meter hurdles in 56.94, while Seth Randall was 15th in the 300-meter hurdles in 45.72.

In the girls 800-meter run, Jennnifer Hedgecoth finished eighth in 2:31.98 to earn another point for the Lady Jets, while Brianna Taylor was 20th in 2:38.79.

Mathis was 10th in the boys 800-meter run in 2:08.34.

Both 4x400 relay team earned points. The Lady Jets were fourth in 4:25.73 to pick up five points, while the Jets were eighth in 3:49.04 for one point.

"This next weekend we are only taking six girls and six boys to the Tri-Cities meet in Johnson City, TN. There will be teams from all over the Southeast and Virginia at this venue," added McCaslin.

"Both teams are starting to build towards their peak best come sub-sectionals and section finals. Good chance that we will qualify for the state in five or six events on the girls side and possibly four events on the boys side. I am so proud of our team. They have worked very hard to represent CCHS," concluded McCaslin.

Text Only
Area Sports
  • overall.jpg Clay Crushers host Server Shoot-on-the-Mountain

    The third annual Doug Server Shoot-On-The–Mountain was held April 5 at the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Rd.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OH GOOD GRIEF: Martin out as Vol hoop coach

    The University of Tennessee's beleaguered head basketball coach, Cuonzo Martin is gone. Martin resigned Tuesday to become the head coach at the University of California, which won the 2010 PAC-10 championship under retiring coach Mike Montgomery.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ledbetter pitches Jets over Cookeville

    The CCHS Jets picked up a big district win over the visiting Cookeville Cavaliers Wednesday night by a final score of 8-4 to improve to 14-8 overall.

    April 17, 2014

  • Panthers lose to Rhea County

    The Stone Memorial  Panther baseball team dropped a make-up game at Rhea County Wednesday evening 6-2.

    April 17, 2014

  • Lady Jets win Plateau Classic

    The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team won the annual Plateau Classic played over the weekend at Crossville Centennial Park.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jets shut out 7-0 by Cookeville Monday

    The Cookeville Cavaliers scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to claim a 7-0 District 6AAA victory over the CCHS Jets Monday night in Cookeville.

    April 15, 2014

  • Panthers shut out Rhea County

    On a wet Monday afternoon, the Stone Memorial baseball team  hosted Rhea County in a District 6AAA match-up to claim a 10-0 win in the first game of the home-and-home series.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS track teams compete at Tennessee Relays

    The SMHS Lady Panthers had another stellar day while the Panthers hammered out a solid day in Knoxville in the Tennessee Relays over the weekend.. The Lady Panthers finished ninth out of the 57 scheduled teams to compete, while the boys took 32nd out of the 57.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS tennis team loses twice to Rhea County

    The Stone Memorial tennis teams lost their District 6AAA matches to Rhea County Monday afternoon. The boys lost 9-0, while the girls were beaten 7-2.

    April 15, 2014

  • CRYSA registration is going online

    Registration for CRYSA's Fall 2014 season can be done on online at

    April 15, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar