Campbell athletes put up big numbers at AC

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Stormy weather forces an early end to high school track and field meet

By Dwane Wilder

It was an abbreviated meet Thursday afternoon at Anderson County for several local high school track and field teams.


That included Campbell County, which had several top performances before lightning and rain forced cancellation of the last five of 18 total scheduled events. Other competing teams were host AC, Grace Christian Academy, Knoxville Central and Clarkrange.

Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins led the Lady Cougars. 

Chapman, an ETSU signee, was a winner in three events: 100-meter hurdles, high jump (5-04) and triple jump (32-02.5). She set new personal records (:15.82) in the hurdles and shot put.

Goins was a double winner in shot put (32-05) and discus (102-05).

The Lady Cougars also won the 4x100-meter relay and were runners-up in the 4x800. 

Members of the 4x100 team were Michaela Smith, Felicia Baird, Haley Adkins and Brittany Roddy. The 4x800 team included Kendra King, Lauren Evans, Olivia Brown and Brooke Bane.

Evans placed 2nd in the 1,600-meter run. Tara White took 4th place in shot put and 5th place in discus.

Campbell County’s boys were led by 3,200-meter champion Bradley Paul, winning high jumper and 1,600 runner Cody Willoughby and the top 4x200 relay team.

Paul set a new personal record (10:48) in his race, while Willoughby took the high jump at 5-10. The winning 4x200 team included Kevin Ruan, Dakota Dossett, Daniel Peach and Dayne Deavours. 

Tracy Thomas was runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles for the Cougars.

Campbell County’s 4x800 team — Sam Arnold, Trevor Passafume, Zach Mefford and Peach — took 3rd place. Passafume also placed 3rd in the 1,600.

Both Campbell County teams will compete Saturday in the Oak Ridge Relays, which are scheduled to begin at high noon.