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Volunteer sweeps team titles at County Clash

April 14th, 2014 10:14 pm by Pat Kenney

Volunteer sweeps team titles at County Clash

Cherokee's Savannah Marlow competes in the girls' discus during the County Clash track and field meet Monday in Church Hill. (Ned Jilton II photo)

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CHURCH HILL — The third annual County Clash at Volunteer High School on Monday turned into a Hawkins County affair.

Volunteer's girls and boys track and field programs ran away with the team titles.

The Lady Falcons posted a 190-104 win over Sullivan East, and the Volunteer boys upended Sullivan South 142-105.

Individually, the Lady Falcons' Emily Armstrong was named the meet's most outstanding female runner after winning the 100 meters (13.07), the 200 (26.83) and the 400 (62.92). She also won the long jump with a leap of 17-3 1/2.

Cherokee's Savannah Marlow earned the most outstanding female in field events after winning both the shot put (37-4) and discus (119-3), the latter a new school record by 2 feet.

The Chiefs' Evan McCracken earned the award for most outstanding male in field events after doubling up with wins in the shot (58-8 1/2) and discus (152-2).

Haydn Borghetti-Metz was named the most outstanding male runner after posting wins in the 800 (2:08.83), and 1,600 (4:41.39). He also ran legs on the Falcons' winning 4x400- and 4x800-meter relay teams.

Volunteer's Maliek Carpenter was another double winner, taking both the 100 (11.38) and 200 (23.30). Cherokee's Andrew Testerman cruised to wins in the 110-meter hurdles (15.69) and the 300 hurdles (41.26).

Sullivan Central's Dalton Henkel won both the long jump (18-6 1/2) and triple jump (38-11).

South's boys finished first in the sprint relays, capturing the 4x100 (46.22) and 4x200 (1:36.09).

For an expanded version of this story, see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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