Sevier County track team
dominant at Seymour meet
The King’s Academy’s Emma Sainsbury continues to leave her mark at track meets across the region.
Sainsbury competed with her squad in a three-team meet Tuesday at South-Doyle High School and walked away with a first place finish in shot put event, which is becoming her signature competition having taken top honors in the event at various meets around the area this spring. Sainsbury’s attempt of 32’0 feet earned her first place honors. Sainsbury also had an 89-11 throw in the discus throw, which garnered a second place nod.
Other Lady Lions with nice showings at the meet were Megan Plante, whose long-jump attempt of 12’1 was good for second place, and Jenna Weaver, who finished in fourth place in the 200-meter dash.
Lane Beam’s long jump attempt 17’7 was good for first-place in the boy’s competition, while his teammate Tyler McDaniel claimed second-place honors with an attempt of 17’4’’, and Brett Weaver rounded out the top of the field with a third-place finish on a 16’10 effort.
Carl Josey had a second place effort of 38’0’’ in the boys’ shot put event.
The Lions 400-meter relay team of McDaniel, Weaver, Beam and Josey had a second place finish. The same foursome also had a second place effort in the 800-meter relay.
Despite Sainsbury’s impressive showing, the Lady Lions finished in third place as a team behind Central and South Doyle, who finished first and second, respectively. The Lions also finished third behind the same two teams.
Sainsbury will have a chance to put her skills up against some of the best competition in East Tennessee Friday when she competes in the discus and shot put events at a prepxtra competition at UT’s Tom Black Track. The Lions track squad will participate at the same meet beginning Saturday.
Sevier County wins meet at SHS
The Sevier County Smoky Bears took top honors at a five-team meet at Seymour Tuesday.
The Smoky Bears (185) outpaced Fulton (95), Seymour (26), Cosby (14) and Union County (10) at the meet.
Sevier County’s Matt Musgrove took top honors in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, while teammate James Feezel won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. David Murrah won the shot put and Daniel Cotter won the 400-meter dash. The Smoky Bears also had individual winners in the discus and triple jump competitions.
Seymour’s Michael Bozzone took top honors in the 1600 run.
The Smoky Bearettes (185) outdistanced Seymour (111), Fulton (16), Union County (0) and Cosby (0) to take first place in the girls’ competition.
Sevier County dominated the competition at the meet with first place finishes in the 3200 run, 400 relay, 3200 relay, 1600 run, 800 relay, 400-meter dash, 300 hurdles, 800 run, 200-meter dash, 1600 relay, long jump, high jump and triple jump.
The host team Lady Eagles had wins in the 100 hurdles,100-meter dash and the shot put.