Numerous area athletes will move on to next week’s sectional track meet, hoping to realize their dream of winning a state medal. But one athlete will not have a chance to repeat as state champion in the 100 meters.

West Creek’s Markeece Shufford, who by time records is one of the 10 fastest high school track performers in the nation, pulled a hamstring yesterday and was not able to qualify for sectionals.

“We will try to get him healed for a relay team,” West Creek coach Josh Stoeckl said. “But for individual events, he’s done.”


Shufford’s exit opened the door for Kenwood’s Kavarius Moody, who had a personal best 10.97 in the 100m, followed by Robert Baker of Northwest, and Colby Martin of Mt.Juliet. Moody also won the 200m with 21.87. West Creek’s Joseph Weston was second, and Martin third.

Weston took the 400m with a 49.36, and Jardin Robinson (second) and Javeun Edwards (third) made it a sweep for West Creek.

Jacob Hatcher of Dickson County took first in the 800m with 2:00.82, with DeCorius Simpkins of Northwest finishing second, and Henry Griffin of Mt. Juliet taking third.

In the 1600m, Henry County’s Silas Winders finished first with 4:35.09, followed by Hatcher, and West Creek’s Tevin Gordon finished third. Winders also took first in the 3200m with 9:29.12, followed by Beech’s David Ahlmeyer and Henry County’s Cole Davis.

Cedric Johnson of Northwest won both the 110m hurdles (15.36) and the 300m hurdles (40.45). West Creek’s Braxton Pitts was second in 100m and third in 300m, and Beech’s Baker Schell took third and second in the same events.

West Creek won three of the four relays (4X200, 4X400, and 4X800) and Mt. Juliet won the 4X100.

Here is the breakdown by event:

4X100 – First, Mt. Juliet (Jamari Sowell, Colby Martin, Christian Donatelli, Michael Rutti); second, Northwest (Ethan Jones, Robert Baker, Laqualin Nicholson, Montrell Turner); third, Rossview, (Kayden Miller, Ephraim Rolingson, Aaron Northingron, Karlem Montague)

4X200 – First, West Creek (Walter Batey, Joseph Weston, Markeece Shufford, James Patrick); second, Northwest (Ethan Jones, Robert Baker, Laqualin Nicholson, Montrell Turner); third, Kenwood (Trelon Gadson, Vashon Jackson, Tim Cross, Kavarius Moody)

4X400 – First, West Creek (Javeun Edwards, Charles Hutchinson, Jardin Robinson, Joseph Weston); second, Rossview (Aaron R=Bolster, Kayden Miller, Aaron Northingron, Karlem Montague); third, Northwest (Austin Freeman, Montrell Turner, Cameron Vohnoutka, Richard Hambrick)

4X800 – First, West Creek (Derek Herra, Jaylin Gildersleeve, Tevin Gordon, Charles Hutchinson); second, Station Camp (Luke Busch, Chandler Porter, Larkin O-Sheea, Trevor Yokum); third, Beech (Eric Mitchell, Ethan Craig, David Ahlmeyer, John Walker)

In the field events completed on Thursday:

West Creek’s Michael Broome won the shot up with a throw of 44.00.5, followed by Station Camp’s Lawrence Coleman, and Dickson County’s Trevon Rybka.

In the discus, Hendersonville’s Zach Rockom threw a 136-04, followed by Dickson County’s Trevon Rybka and Montgomery Central’s Jaden Flake.

The high jump was won by Gallatin’s Markuez Lockett with 6-06.00, with Station Camp’s David Horton finishing second, and Wilson Central’s Palmer Baines coming in third.

Beech’s Baker Schell won the pole vault with 10-06.00, followed by Evan Puckett of Station Camp at 9-00.00

In the long jump, Jack Lewis of Station Camp had a jump of 20-11.75 followed by Antonius Hurd of Hunters Lane, and Garrett Todd of Wilson Central.

Alshon Davis of Rossview won the triple jump with 42-01.00, followed by Gallatin’s Jaden Williams and Rossview’s Kayden Miller.

Women’s Events Details

Northeast’s Calandra Henry won the 100m and 200m, and was on two first place relay teams as she and her teammates won 8 of the 18 total events in the subsectional meet.

Henry had a 12.25 time in the 100m, followed by Mt. Juliet’s Jordan Stromquist and Northeast’s Natalya Bryant. She posted a 24.91 in the 200m, with Station Camp’s Whisper Thomas and Mt. Juliet’s Stromquist.

Northeast got another gold in the 400m when Amaya Moore posted a 1:00.16. Hunters Lane’s Jamyria Taylor got second, followed by West Creek’s Jada Kennedy.

In the 800m, Maggie Medley of Beech ran a 2:27.13 to take first, followed by Greenbrier’s Jada Trice and Rossview’s Samantha Rosencrantz.

Henry County’s Dina Winders won both the 1600m (5:28.23) and 3200m (12:02.56), with Station Camp’s Faith Brown and Dickson County’s Allie Potter taking second and third respectively, in both events.

Northeast’s Rayven Thomasson won both the 100m hurdles (14.91) and 300m hurdles (45.56). Rossview’s Malena Gatewood came in second in both events. Wilson Central’s Morgan Bailey was third in the 100m and Hendersonville’s Kayla Minchey was third in the 300m.

Northeast came in first in two relays (4X100 and 4X400) and second in two (4X200 and 4X800).

Here are the details on the relay events:

4X100 – First, Northeast (Amaya Moore, Natalya Bryant, Avanna Ledlow, Calandra Henry); second, Mt. Juliet (Briah Burks, Aaliyah Brown, Regham Grimes, Jordan Stromquist); third, Rossview (Ever Walker, Alecia Tennyson, Maayiyah McGuire, Malena Gatewood)

4X200 – First, Station Camp (Nayomi Boelter, Haley Miller, Keely Gasterland, Whisper Thomas); second, Northeast (Asia Jackson ,Carace Dennis, Anisah Garrett, Ayanna Ledlow); third, Creek Wood (Allie Burgess, Anna Edmondson, Josephine Hosang, Mallory Blaylock)

4X400 – First, Northeast (Amaya Moore, Calandra Henry, Sadie Gibson, Rayven Thomasson); second, West Creek (Kimberly Hardy, Keionna Gamble, Alexis Parkes, Shanyia Lowrance); third, Mt. Juliet (Jalyn Jenkins, Lindsey Armstrong, Sydney Jaynes, Elyse Dutch)

4X800 – First, Mt. Juliet (Elyse Dutch, Lindsey Armstrong, Sydney Jaynes, Jalyn Jenkins); second, Northeast (Sadie Gibson, Krysonie Mitchell, Mishelle Resendiz, Malia Carter); third, Beech (Breanna Boyd, Emily McDowell, Lexie Lawson, Maggie Medley)

In the field events completed on Thursday:

Zoe Vlk of Wilson Central put on a dominant performance in the shot put and discuss. Vlk’s shot distance of 45-01.00 was about nine feet further than second place Jessica Smith of Rossview. Mt. Juliet’s Reghan Grimes came in third. Vlk had a discus toss of 114-02, 11 feet more than second place Ellie Ayers of Greenbrier. Grimes came in third.

In the high jump, Station Camp’s Haley Miller posted a 5-00.00 for first. Second place was taken by Rayven Thomasson of Northeast and Jaylyn Briggs of Northwest was third.

Station Camp’s Kayla Brooks posted a 9-06.00 in the pole vault, with Carlyle Coppins of Rossview coming in second.

The long jump was won by Mt. Juliet’s Jordan Stromquist with a 16-05.25, barely nudging out Beech’s Kiara Berry. Station Camp’s Haley Miller came in third.

Northeast took first and second in the triple jump. Anisah Garrett had the top jump at 35-02.00. Azia Jackson was second, with Wilson Central’s Morgan Bailey finishing third.








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