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CCHS athletes compete at Vol Classic

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By Dwane Wilder

Four Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed last weekend in the 49th Vol Classic.  

Competitors hailed from 13 states and Canada. Medals were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event.

Athletes medaling for CCHS included:

•Preston Young took third place in shot put with a throw of 52’ 6 1/4”. Less than four inches separated the top three finishers. He also took sixth in discus with a throw of 148’ 6”.  

Preston Young is ranked among the top three throwers in the state and is on the “scout list” of several colleges, including NCAA Division I. He has also achieved the Silver Standard and is considered a National Elite athlete.  

Preston Young met the sectional qualifying standards earlier this season with his best throws being 153’ 10” in discus and 54’4” in shot put.

•Kristin Chapman — though only a freshman — finished fourth overall in high jump with a leap of 5’ 1”. Chapman is also highly ranked in the state and is a Silver Standard National Elite athlete.

•Lindsay Evans, a junior, finished in the top 20 in high jump with a leap of

4’  9”. Evans and Chapman both qualified for sectionals earlier this

season with personal best jumps of 4’ 10” and 5’ 4”, respectively.

•Justin Young, brother to Preston, finished 10th in the high jump with a

jump of 6’ 1”. Justin Young continues to be one of the best all-around athletes in East Tennessee. He previously won the Y-12 Invitational Decathlon and has qualified for sectionals in a myriad of events, including decathlon, 800 meter run, 400 meter dash, high jump and triple jump. Justin Young has also sparked interest from a number of college programs.

Campbell County’s track and field athletes will compete in the Dale Legg

Invitational tomorrow (Fri.) at Anderson County High School.