Cookeville Track Sweeps Home Meet

The Cookeville Cavaliers swept Tuesday’s home meet over York Institute, Upperman, Warren County, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Stone Memorial, White County, Clarkrange, Livingston Academy and Tennessee Heat.

The boys scored 215 points over 16 total team events, while York came in second with 105 points. Christian Academy of Knoxville followed closely behind with 102 points, and White County finished in fourth place with 62 points.

Individually, White County Japheth Richmond finished first in the boys high jump with a 6-02 jump. York’s Marc Mitchell finished in third with a 5-10 jump.

The boys discus throw saw a fair amount of Upper Cumberland representation, as the top four spots featured athletes from around the UC. Cookeville’s Clayton Barrett finished atop the leaderboard with a total of 139-06.5 in his throws, while York’s Eli Kirby came in second with a total of 102-09.5. Upperman’s Zeke Unger (102-06.50) and Cookeville’s Blake Owen (98-00.5) came in third and fourth place, respectively.

The Cookeville girls also earned a first-place finish with 224 total points, while York came in second with 114 points. CAK came in third place with 65 points, while Warren County came in fourth with 54 points.

Defending state champion shot putter Gabby Beaty and sister Reese were each notable performers in the shot put and discus throws. Reese Beaty came in first for both competitions, while Gabby came in at a close second in both.

Clarkrange’s Mattie Bush pulled out a win in the triple jump, as she finished with a total score of 31-05.75. Cookeville’s Sarah Smith followed in second with a score of 29-07.5.

Bush also finished in first in the long jump with a score of 15-03.25.

In the 4×800 relay, Cookeville’s team of Elizabeth McReynolds, Katie Hetzel, Abby Simpson and Emily Coonce finished in first place with a time of 11:14.66.

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