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Twelve meet marks fall in Bristol during Carver Invitational

April 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Pat Kenney






BRISTOL, Tenn. — The conditions were cold but the performances were hot at the Frank Carver Invitational track and field meet Saturday at Tennessee High.


Twelve meet records were broken by the end of the day, nine on the girls’ side and three on the boys’ side.


Science Hill’s girls nipped Dobyns-Bennett by one point, 157-156, in the team competition while Virginia High’s boys cruised to a 134-113 win over runner-up D-B.


The Lady Hilltoppers’ Jasmine Foster continued her dominance in the field events, breaking both the shot put and discus meet records. Foster tossed the shot 39-5¼ and threw the discus 124-3.


“I didn’t throw well last week at the Dan Crowe Relays but this week everything seemed to come together,’’ said Foster, who was named the meet’s most outstanding girls in field events.


Science Hill’s Allie Scalf earn most outstanding runner honors after record-breaking performances in the 1,600 meters (5:18.92) and 3,200 (11:06.43).


“I know I can go faster in the 1,600,’’ said Scalf, who also ran a leg on the Lady Hilltoppers’ 4x800 relay. “But that’s the first time this season I’ve done all three races in the same meet.’’


The D-B girls broke the meet record in the 4x100-meter relay with a winning time of 51.00. In the 4x200 relay, the Lady Indians rallied for the victory, with anchor leg Tori Head coming from third place to cross the line first in a time of 1:48.52.


“The 4x200 was a fun race,’’ Head said. “We really had to work hard. We needed that.’’


Head went on to capture the open 200 meters in a time of 26.49.


The Lady Indians’ Ellen Ehrenfried, Olivia Loveless, Molly Norris and Lauren Hubbard added a meet record in the 4x800 relay with their time of 9:53.01 — 26 seconds faster than the previous mark. Hubbard took the baton for the final leg with a 20-meter lead and never faltered.


After three years of dealing with injuries, Hubbard, a senior, is finally healthy and training regularly.


“With the lead they gave me, I was able to run relaxed,’’ she said. “You’re running for the other members of your team so you don’t want to let them down.


“Setting a meet record just makes winning that much better.’’


Jefferson County’s Tyler Stepp was named the meet’s most outstanding boy in field events after his wins in the high jump (6-2) and long jump (21-0).


Tennessee High’s Darryal Wilson was the most outstanding runner on the boys’ side after capturing both the 100 meters (11.66) and the 200 (23.26), and finishing second in the 400.


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