McCallie Track Team Continues Winning Ways At Mid-South Invitational

Monday, April 15, 2019

The McCallie Track team has won the Ridge to River Relays and Charger Invitational this season and added the McCallie Mid-South Invitational title over the weekend. 

The meet which was sponsored by Dr. Eric Clarke and Scenic City Orthopedics proved to be the most competitive meet of the season with a number of new meet records and outstanding performances. 

The day began at McCallie’s Irwin Belk Track with light showers, but turned into a perfect day for a track meet.  McCallie topped a field of 22 schools by scoring 168 points.

Cleveland tallied 100 points as runner-up and Cookeville totaled 76 points in third. Tyner finished fourth and East Nashville fifth, Walker Valley sixth with Baylor in seventh. 

Once again McCallie got off to a fast start thanks to strong field events results with Wyatt Hughes winning the shot and Dre Taylor taking the discus. 

Jack Braman vaulted to second in the pole vault and Ti Thomas had another good performance in the long jump to secure third place. 

The first running event of the day saw McCallie’s 4 x 800 relay team of Patrick Kushman, Raif Gork, Dawson Carmack and Boniface Bizimana race to victory and one of the fastest times in the state this season.   

Ty Flowers ran a season best in the 100 and took second in a loaded field. 

Michael May was outstanding in the 110 and 300 hurdles. 

May, Thomas, Thompson Byrd and Flowers raced to third in a spirited 4 x 100 relay race. 

Samuel Ligon ran personal best times in winning the 3200 and runner-up in the 1600. 

McCallie’s distance crew scored a combined 57 points by winning the 4 x 800 and high finishes by Boniface Bizimana and Raif Gork in the open 800, Samuel Ligon, John Arrowsmith and Dylan Zeller in the 1600 and 3200. 

Tyner’s Jeremiah Baptiste set a meet record in the 200. 

Cleveland’s Eric Parker broke McCallie Olympian Michael Bingham’s meet record in the 110 High Hurdles. 

Cleveland’s 4 x 100 relay squad also set a new meet standard. 

On the girl’s side Landri Wilcox set meet records in the 1600 and 3200.  Ft. Payne, AL edged East Nashville for the girl’s title and GPS finished third. 

McCallie will compete next at the Cadet Command Sweet 16 Invitational at Red Bank on April 26.


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