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HVA duo lead state track push


Led by a pair of Hardin Valley Academy sprinters capturing three individual Region 1-AAA track and field meet championship, seven Westside individuals in 13 events plus two Bearden relay teams earned a trip to the Class AAA state meet next week.

HVAís Emily Yarnell, only a freshman, was double champion in 100-meter dash (12:35) and 200-dash (24.93), while Hawk Edward Dutton won the 300-hurdles (40.19). Dutton also qualified in 110-hurdles by finishing third.

Beardenís 4 X 800 boys relay team was first (8:08.43), while its 4 X 400 team took fourth (top four in region qualify for state).

Mary Hirst and Rebecca Stover earned state in four combined events representing the BHS Lady Bulldogs. Hirst won high jump (5-07.75) and was second in pentathlon (2962) to Westís Maddie Treasure (3160). Stover, only a freshman, was second in the 800- and 1600-runs.


In addition to qualifying for state with his second-place decathlon finish, FHSís Max Lee also qualified in long jump and triple jump, taking fourth in each.

Grant Blevins, Admirals pole vaulter, finished second (12-06.00). Farragutís Alex Newby earned a state trip with her fourth-place finish in 1600.

 

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