McCallie Hosts Mid-South Track Meet On Saturday

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

McCallie will host the McCallie Mid-South Track Meet on Saturday.  McCallie has hosted the Mid-South Meet for over 35 years and again this year the meet will feature some of the top teams and athletes in Tennessee and the tri-state region.  

A number of defending state champions and top ranked track and field athletes will compete, including Julian Nunally of McCallie in the discus (161’2”).  The boys mile will include A-AA State Champion Sam Klockenkamper (4:17) from MLK in Nashville and DII State Champion Simon Holden (4:17) of Baylor along with three all-state athletes from McCallie. Jackson Elmore of Knoxville Bearden is a top ranked pole vaulter (14’) and his teammate Chase Hilton has run 1:56.18 for 800 meters.  

Bearden, McCallie and Ft. Payne appear to be the top teams among the boys.  GPS, Baylor and Ft. Payne will battle on the girl’s side.  Top girls are Collyn Davis and Olivia Thurman from Ft. Payne, Chloe Kibble from University School and McKenzie Ethridge of Signal Mtn.


Schools scheduled to compete:

Baylor

Chattanooga Central

Christian Academy of Knoxville

CSAS

Cumberland

Fort Payne, AL

Franklin

GPS

Heritage, GA

Hixson

Knoxville Bearden

Knoxville West

Martin Luther King of Nashville

McCallie

Morristown East

North Murray

Signal Mountain

University School of Nashville


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