Tullahoma high school track team competed in the TSSAA D1-Class AA Sectionals at Fairview High School last week.
The Wildcats are sending competitors for eight events to the State meet. The events they will be competing in are the boys 4x100 meter relay, the boys 4x200, the boys 100 meter run, the boys 200, boys 110 meter hurdles, boys 300 hurdles, the girls 800, and the girls 4x400. Lily Storey won the girls 800 with a time of two minutes and 22.98 seconds. She finished more than two seconds ahead of the next runner. The girls relay team of Storey Sarah Easkin, Liliann Vilimar, and Eleanor Fults finished third in the sectionals with a time of 4:13.82, which was good enough to qualify for state. The relay team of Logan Prosser, Jalen Hill, Grant Allen, and Andrew Ewing won both the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. They finished the 4x100 with a time of 44.01 seconds, winning by just 36 hundredths of a second. They won the 4x200 with a time of 1:30.69, .83 ahead of second place. Ewing and Hill also both qualified for an individual event. Ewing finished the 200 in second, by .01 seconds, so he qualified for State. Hill placed second in the 100, beating Ewing who finished in third by just .01 seconds. Zane Hopf qualified in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. He finished third in both events. He ran the 100 in 16.31 seconds, just 1.35 seconds away from winning. Hopf finished the 300 just 0.48 behind the winner.
Tullahoma had multiple top five finishes that just missed out on qualifying for state. That included Fults and Eakin in the 400. They finished third and fourth. Fults ran a 1:02.09 and Eakin ran a 1:03.26. Both times faster than a couple of qualifiers, but the two at-large bids came from faster times. Fults finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet and six inches. Which again was better than a couple of qualifiers for state in the event, but the at-large bids were filled by competitors from the other two sectionals that had a farther distance. She also placed fifth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.57 seconds, less than a second off of the slowest qualifier. The girls 4x800 relay team was affected by this too, they placed fourth with a time of 10:36.08. They are just unfortunately in the same sectional as the top three teams for the event in the state. Hopf finished fourth in the boys triple jump with a distance of 40 feet eight inches.
The State meet will be held at MTSU on May 23 at 10 a.m.
The TSSAA D1-Class AA Middle Pentathlon and Decathlon results were made official. Zane Hopf won with 5229 points, which was 547 more points than anyone else got at the meet. Xavier Ferrell got an at-large bid after he finished the middle sectional in fourth with 4447 points. They will compete in the State Decathlon on May 17 and 18 at MTSU, the first even starts at 9 a.m.