As is usual, the Upper Cumberland region showed up and showed out at the TSSAA state track and field meets.
On the girls side we start at Clarkrange with Mattie Bush who finished fifth in the single A long jump and third in the triple jump.
Next we head to York Institute where you cannot start anywhere else but with the Beatys. Reese Beaty swept her two events wining both the shot put and discus. While Gabby Beaty finished right behind her in second for shot put and fourth for discus.
York also bolsters the fourth place finisher for the single A 400 meter in Josie Linder.
In team rankings, thanks to those top five finishes several places, York finished top ten at ninth, while Clarkrange did nearly make top twenty, coming in at twenty-first.
Up we go to AA where Layla Selby finished seventh for Cumberland County in the pole vault.
Meanwhile possibly the performance at any level, and either gender, was put on by Meiah Moss of Upperman.
Moss not only finished fifth in the Pentathlon; but also in individual events outside of it finished second in the long jump, first in the high jump, and sixth in the one hundred meters.
She single handedly gave Upperman a ninth place team finish. She was their lone athlete who placed.
Cumberland County would finish thirty-fifth.
On the boys side we return to single a competition.
Clarkrange once again shows up with Nathan York, jumping to a third place finish in the high jump and a seventh place finish in the triple jump.
Also from Clarkrange we find another Moss like performer in Jaylyn Butler.
Butler finished second in the decathlon and proceeded to finish, in individual events outside the decathlon, fifth in the 110 meter hurdle. Also fourth in the 400 meter hurdle.
Because of those performances Clarkrange finished tenth in team rankings. One spot behind York institute.
The Dragons saw Eli Kirby bring home a first place finish in shot put and third in the discus. Their relays also finished sixth in the 4×200 and fifth in the 4×100. Wrapping up their day, Aiden Sweathomas took home a fourth place finish in the 800 meters.
Finally we end in boys double a competition, where Stone Memorial finished 28th and Cumberland County 23rd in team rankings, finding great success.
Jacob Atkinson of Cumberland County brought home first in the pole vault, while his compatriot Zach Ostrander finished sixth in the 3200 meters.
Stone Memorial meanwhile finished seventh in the triple jump with Aaron Conley. Trevor Sinard also finished seventh in the shot put.
Nathan Wagner had two top ten performances. He finished sixth in the 1600 meter and eighth in the 800 meter.
Another top ten finish, this time from Sparta, as Japeth Richmond took home ninth in the high jump.
Another great showing for the Upper Cumberland region. Congrats to all those who competed and what a spring fling!