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Lady Eagles take 2nd at local meet; JMS finishes 5th in boys’ competition

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By Dwane Wilder

Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams did well Thursday at a meet involving seven local squads.

The Lady Eagles took 2nd place overall with 107 points. Jacksboro’s girls placed in every event. In most events, the Lady Eagles had more than one athlete place among the top eight. 

The girls’ 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams placed 3rd and 4th. Those relay teams featured Jessica Stanley, Morgan Simpson, Sydney Fields and Tylee Torres. 

Stanley finished 3rd in the 100-meter dash. McKenzie West finished 3rd in 100-meter hurdles, while Sydney McCreary and McKenzie Charles placed 5th and 7th. 

Kelsey Williams finished 4th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 15:24.

The Lady Eagles’ 4x800 relay team of Regan Lindsay, Sarah Cain, Bethany McKamey and Kelsey Williams finished 2nd. Gracie Faulkner finished 1st in the 1,600 and 800 races. Faulkner set a new school record in the 1,600 with a time of 6:02. West and Cain finished 7th and 8th in the 400-meter race. Stanley finished 4th in high jump.

The 4x400 relay team of McKenzie West, Lexi Gross, Codi Hatmaker and Regan Lindsay finished 4th. Zoie Mefford finished 3rd in discus.

Simpson and Cheyenne Nance finished 5th and 6th in long jump.

On the boys’ side of the meet, Jacksboro finished 5th with 53 points.

Dylan Aslinger took 7th in the 1,600.

Austin Raines placed 4th in shot put and discus.

Dawson Hembree ran a 13:24 in the 3,200 to finish 6th, with Gavin Cooper running 13:24 to place 7th. 

The boys’ 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams placed 4th. Those teams include Jacob Bunch, Landen Reese, Raines and Devin Davis. Bunch also finished 4th in high jump.

“I have a young team,” new Jacksboro coach Shaniell Nelson said.

“We are made up of a lot of sixth and seventh graders. A lot of new runners have come out this year. They are working hard every day and giving their best at every meet. 

“I think this track season will be great and successful.”