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Bearden’s Hirst, Fennell, 4 X 800 relay all No. 1 in Tennessee

Mary Hirst must be hard to please in the world of high jump.

Joining Ben Fennell as the two Bearden High School track and field athletes who soared above the pack during the Disney Relays March 15 in Orlando, Fla, Hirst won the high jump among a prestigious field.

And though her 5-foot-6 leap currently ranks No. 1 in Tennessee, “She was mad,” BHS boys head coach Steve Prince said. “She wanted to jump 5-10 again. ... I said, ‘You’re two months ahead of last year.’”

Hirst’s 5-foot-10 effort last year earned her Class AAA state runner-up honors. “And she was third in the country [2006-07 school year],” Prince added.

Fennell, senior middle distance runner, also is a state leader after finishing third in the 800-meter run. “At he’s got the fastest 800 in Tennessee [2:02.7],” Prince said. “He’s running the fastest leg on the 4-by-4[00] right now.”

Fennell also was a leg on the Bulldogs’ 4 X 800 relay team that finished third along with teammates are Peter Migun, Silas Harness and Sam Shaugnessy.

Once again referencing, “Our 4-by-8[00] has got the fastest time in Tennessee [8:32.6],” Prince said.

As a team, the Bearden boys were eighth among 35 schools.

Among younger Bulldogs, freshman Devrin Young didn’t compete in Orlando, but won both the 100 (:11.4) and 200 (:22.8) dashes in a four-way meet versus South-Doyle and Powell at BHS last month.


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