By Bailey Metcalf
Track and Field is one of the many sports that high schools in the surrounding counties have to offer. Morristown Hamblen West High School congratulates the Track and Field team for their outstanding performance at the Tuesday, April 13 meet, where they competed against surrounding high schools.
The results were as follows:
Out of 18 events scored and eight schools participating, the women's West High School team scored 201.50, Cocke County High School scored 114, South Greene High School scored 108, Greeneville High School scored 99.50, Chuckey-Doak High School scored 57, Lakeway Christian Academy scored 44, Claiborne High School scored 24, and Grainger High School scored six.
The men's West High School team scored 204, Greeneville High School scored 193, South Greene High School scored 112, Cocke County High School scored 76, Chuckey-Doak High School scored 50, Claiborne High School scored 26, Lakeway Christian Academy scored 11, and Grainger High School scored 3.
A student and member of the West High Track and Field team, Gabriel Davis, was a competitor on at the competition. He shared what he thought of the meet, team, and his personal opinion about being a part of track and field. He said, “I wish that the meets did not last as long as they do because they last about five hours. Besides that, I love going to different schools and competing with other teams. I love running track because I have other runners to make me want to strive and the coaches and my teammates really help me to want to get better. In this particular competition, I competed in high jump, triple jump, 110 hurdles, and 300 hurdles. I got first place in the 300-meter hurdles.”