The key to building and maintaining successful teams on the high school level starts much earlier. If this season is any indication Cougar Track has a bright future. The Jacksboro Eagles and LaFollette Owls are having great seasons.
Both teams recently compete in Oak Ridge at the Tom Hayes Invitational.
The Owls had a strong day at the event. The Lady Owls excelled at high jump where Madison Johnson, who recently set a personal record of 4’11, placed first followed by teammates Jody Longmire and Haylynn Willis who tied for third. Jordan White finished second in the event for the Owls.
Haylynn Willis and Abby Bowens were second and fourth in the 400m.
Zaylyn Ivey was first in the 800m for the Lady Owls, she was also third in the 1600m. Devon Jones was second in the event for the Owls.
Lady Owl Kylie Ivey was 5th in the 3200m, while Owl Cainen Jurnigan was 3rd in that event.
In the long jump Alivia Marlow was third in the event and Owl Blake Sanders won the event outright.
Savannah Jones was 5th throwing the discus and Devon Jones placed third for the Owls.
In the relays the Lady Owls won the 4×100, was second in the 4×800, third in the 4×200, and fourth in the 4×400\
The Owls were third in the 4×800 and fourth in both the 4×200 and 4×400′
The Eagles also looked good at the meet.
Meagan Ross was the top finisher in the 100m.
Morae Owens was first in the 400m and Eagle Peyton Gilbert was third.
Ethan Miller was third in the 800m.
Lady Eagle Leah McKamey won the 1600m.
Claire Castleberry was fifth in the 100m hurdles, Eagle Peyton Ferguson won the event on the boys side.
Eagle Andy Campbell was 4th in shot put.
The Lady Eagles were third in the 4×400 and fourth in the 4×800.
The Eagles were fpurth in the 4×100 and third in the 4×800.