Campbell County boys win first home meet of season

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By Dwane Wilder

The Young brothers — seniors Justin and Preston — led the Campbell County High School boys track and field team to a 23-point victory over their closest challenger Tuesday afternoon at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

Justin was a winner in three individual events — high jump, triple jump and 800 meter run — and also ran a leg of the first-place 4x400 relay.

Preston won the shot put and discus throw.

The Cougars outscored second-place Karns, 102.5 to 79.5, to post their first meet win this season. Union County finished a very distant third with three points in the sprints.

Campbell County got over half its points in field events and distance races. Sophomore Lucas Nelson was a double-winner in the 1,600 meter run and long jump, and was runner-up in high jump.

Other event winners for the Cougars were Dayne Deavours in the 3,200 run; Travis Ward in the 110 meter hurdles and P.J. Miller in pole vault.

Runners-up included Josh Cannon in the 300 intermediate hurdles; Deavours in the 800; Daniel Peach in the 1,600; and Austin McMahan in pole vault.

Marco De La Cruz, Garrett Reese, Tyler Chapman, Bradley Paul, Matthew Grodeman, Keenan Evans, and Chadwick also scored points for the Cougars.

On the girl’s side of the meet, Campbell County was outscored 87 to 61 by Karns. Union County placed third in the team standings with 29 points.

Freshman Kristin Chapman was a double-winner for the Lady Cougars in the high jump and 200 meter dash.

Other event winners for Campbell County were Lindsay Evans in the 800-meter run and Bethany Meredith in shot put.

Runners-up included Lauren Evans in the 3,200 meter run; Chapman in the 400; Haley Williams in 100 hurdles; Lindsay Evans in high jump; Emily Mattie in pole vault and Amber Young in shot put.

Lucy Branam, Huckaby, Maria Green, Kersten and Kelsey Allen also scored points for the Lady Cougars.


Campbell County dropped a district game, 11-1, Tuesday afternoon to visiting Knox Halls.

Freshman Chris Hutson’s RBI single drove in Andrew Dykes for the Cougars’ lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Hutson, who is 3-for-3 over the past two games, had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday’s contest.

Justin Willoughby had Campbell County’s only other hit during the game.

The Cougars were scheduled to host Oak Ridge yesterday, weather permitting.