Young sets records at invitational meet

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By Dwane Wilder

Brothers Preston and Justin Young put on quite a show Friday afternoon during the Dale Legg Track and Field Invitational at Anderson County High School.

Preston set meet records in shot put (52-07) and discus (154-03) while winning both events handily and was named MVP in field events.

Justin took first place in high jump (5-10) and was runner-up in triple jump and the half-mile run.

The senior duo scored nearly two-thirds of Campbell County High School’s 75 points to lead the Cougars to a fourth place team finish behind meet champ Maryville, runner-up William Blount and third place Morristown West.

Campbell County scored 47 points in field events and 13 in relays.

Lucas Nelson placed fourth in long jump. Freshman hurdler Travis Ward took fourth in the 110-meter race and eighth in the 300.

Also scoring points for the Cougars were Bryan Munsey in discus, Trevor Nolan in pole vault, Dayne Deavours in the mile run and the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams.

Campbell County finished fifth in the 4x40 co-ed relay, but the event was not officially scored as part of the meet standings.

The Lady Cougars placed eighth among a field of 12 teams.

Maryville won the girl’s side of the meet, as well, while host Anderson County finished second and Morristown West third.Freshman Kristin Chapman posted the top individual finish for Campbell County. She was runner-up in high jump (5-02) and placed seventh in the 400-meter dash.

The Lady Cougars’ 4x800 relay team took third place.

Other scorers for the Lady Cougars included Lauren Evans in the half-mile and mile races; Lindsay Evans in high jump; Amber Young, Kersten Allen and Bethany Meredith in discus; Roberta Naujalyte in the half-mile run and the 4x400 relay team.