Mix of seniors and freshmen make for a winning track combination at CCHS

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By Dwane Wilder

Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins continue to lead the scoring for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

However, a talented group of freshman has given the Lady Cougars some much-needed depth.

“Kristin is just doing incredibly well in triple jump,” Campbell County coach Billie Ann Evans said.

“I think they’re both doing great. And I can’t tell you how much the freshmen are helping the team.”

Last weekend at the Hardin Valley Academy, Chapman set meet and school records while winning the triple jump (36-09.5). She also won the high jump (5-4) and established a personal best in the 110 hurdles (:16).

Goins took 1st place in discus (111-08) and second in shot put (35-10.25).

The Lady Cougars finished sixth in a field of 31 teams and over 800 athletes.

On the boys’ side of the meet, Cody Willoughby led the Cougars with a 4th place finish in high jump.

Cumberland Gap sophomore Rusty Provins took second place in shot put (53-9.75) and discus (155-02).

During a meet Thursday afternoon at Knoxville West, both CCHS teams finished 4th.

Chapman won the high jump with a season best height of 5-7. Goins took 1st place in shot put (36-07) and discus (115-03) with season best performances in both throwing events.

The Lady Cougars’ 4x200-meter relay team — Tori Monday, Olivia Brown, Haley Adkins and Kayla Smith — was runner-up in its race as was the 4x400 team — Chapman, Lauren Evans, Brown and Adkins.

Rachel Nelson set a personal record in the 300 hurdles.

Campbell County’s boys were led by Brandon Long, a 1st place winner and personal record setter in the 400-meter race, Dayne Deavours, runner-up in the 800 with PR, and Willoughby and Nathan Kennedy, who finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the high jump.

The Cougars’ team — Deavours, Bradley Paul, Long and Willoughby — took 2nd place in the 4x400 relay.

Paul also met the sectional qualifying standard in the 3,200-meter race.

During the William Blount Invitational on March 23, the host team beat the Lady Cougars out of third place by half of a point. A total of 15 girls’ teams competed in the meet.

Chapman won the triple jump, high jump and 100-meter hurdles. Goins was also double-winner in shot put and discus.

On the boys’ side, Kevin Ruan was a top three vaulter, while Kennedy and Willoughby finished among the top three in high jump. Kennedy set a personal record with a 6-0 leap.

The 4x800 relay team — Deavours, Long, Willoughby and Paul — also finished among the top three. The Cougars placed seventh in a field of 16 boys’ teams. 

Campbell County athletes will compete in a meet this afternoon (Thursday) at Anderson County beginning at 5 p.m.