By: Lee Ramsey
It was a winter like day; gray, windy, a little mist, and cutting cold. All student participants deserve a medal for wearing shorts and a tank top uniform. Some however, fudged a little with hoodie tops.
The weather was indeed cold but the Eagles track team was blistering hot as the boys took the meet by a score of Seymour 102, Grainger 49, Union County 38 and TSD 13.
Track meets are all relative to the teams who are competing. In Seymour’s case this meet, they had far superior talent and depth as opposed to their opponents. When Seymour faces some of the IMAC completion the shoe will be on the other foot. The Eagles and Lady Eagles were impressive in their home meet. They were dominant in almost every phase.
The girls score was Seymour 123, Grainger 64, Union County 24, and TSD 0.
The Seymour boys took 1st place in 7 events; 4×100 meter relay, 4×800 meter relay, 100 meter dash, 100/10 hurdle, high jump, 300 hurdles and 1600 meter run.
They took 2nd in 5 events; 4×400 meter relay, discus, long jump and shot put.
The boys’ winners were as follows; 100 meter dash – Bransen Whit 11.92, 1600 meter run – Own Shumacher 5:19, High Jump – D. J. Griffin 5’ 4”, 300 hurdles – Nate Watson 21.4 and 4×800 relay – Patrick Shumacher, Owen Schumacher, Michael Anderson and Nate Watson.
The Seymour girls took 1st place in 11 events. Their superior depth was evident with many more participants than the boys.
Girl winners were as follows; 100 meter dash – Elizabeth Cody 13:16, 3200 meter run – Mariah Melancon 13:22, 1600 meter run – Blakely Graham 6: 24, Amanda Smith 2: 58, High Jump – Jodie Wood 13’7”, 300 hurdles – Jasmine Hickman 53.23, 800 meter run – Amanda Smith, 4×100 relay – Samantha Ferguson, Jodie Wood, Kriestyn Baldridge and Elizabeth Cody, 4×800 relay – Mariah Melancon, Blakely Graham, Tiffiny Cominos and Amanda Smith, 4×200 relay – Kasey Norman, Jodie Wood, Kriestyn Baldridge and Elizabeth Cody.
The Lady Eagles took 2nd in 4 events; 400 meter dash, 100/10 hurdle, 4×400 relay and discus.
Shae Brown was leader on the team in field events with a 2nd and 3rd in the discus and shot put events respectfully.
Head Track Coach Cotton Julian said, “For our first track meet things went very well except for the weather. The temperature was in the low 50’s and drizzling rain the last half. Overall, the kids did a great job. They jumped in there and competed. We were (coaches) pleased.”
Seymour Takes Home Meet
By: Lee Ramsey