From left are, seated, Johnnie Whittenburg, mother; Lauren Elmore; Randy Elmore, father; and Elissa Elmore, sister; and standing, Dan Whittenburg, stepfather; Anthony Fuller, CCHS track and field coach; Ray Myers, assistant track and field coach; Richard Wade, assistant track and field coach; Marty Davis, former assistant CCHS track and field coach and SMHS head football coach; and Tim Smith, Stone Memorial High School and former CCHS Lady Jet basketball coach.

Cumberland County Lady Jet senior Lauren Elmore signed a track and field scholarship last week with David Lipscomb College in Nashville.

Elmore finished in fourth place in the Class AAA state meet last week in the shot put with a school record toss of 37'.025", after a personal best and school record toss of 36'4.5" in the section meet.

On her first toss at the state meet, she went 36'7.75". Her third throw was over 37', and on her sixth throw, she was again over her old record.

Her average for her six throws was less than an eighth of an inch under her old record.

Elmore has run the 200- and 400-meters, the 4x400 relay and the triple jump. She also threw the shot put and discus, and added Most Valuable Athlete to her resume' this season.

She holds four CCHS records in the shot put, 100- and 200-meter dashes, and is co-holder of the high jump along with Julie Kirkham.

She is a member of four relays which hold school records (4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and sprint relay). She also has eight class records.

As a junior, Elmore was the Most Valuble Athlete, having scored the most points for the team, was All-Sub Section in four events, All-Section in three events, set two CCHS varsity and junior class records (200 meters and shot put), and was a member of four CCHS relay teams (400 meters, 800 meter and 3200 meter).

She earned her first Most Valuable Athlete award as a sophomore, for scoring the most points ever for the Lady Jets track team, was All-Subsection in three events and All Section in two events, and set three varsity marks (100 meters, high jump and shot put) and five sophomore records (100 meters, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump).

Elmore was also a three-year letterman for the CCHS Lady Jets basketball, helping them to three straight substate appearances.

She is the daughter of Randy Elmore and Johnnie and Dan Whittenburg.