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Tennessee High's Gudger soars in first day of Big 7 Conference track and field championships

April 24th, 2014 9:15 pm by Pat Kenney

Tennessee High's Gudger soars in first day of Big 7 Conference track and field championships

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KINGSPORT — Day 1 of the Big 7 Conference track & field championships held on the Dan Crowe-Tom Coughenour Track at Dobyns-Bennett on Thurday produced some stunning results.

Tennessee High's Samantha Gudger tied the meet record in the girls high jump with a leap of 5-6. It tied her with Sullivan East's Krista Hare who set her mark in 1987.

The Dobyns-Bennett boys took a commanding 93.5-42 lead over Science Hill after the field events and 4x800 meter relay finals.

On the girls side, Science Hill leads D-B 74-68.

Daniel Boone, the defending state boys champions in the 4x800 meters, won the event handily ina time of 8:04.91. The Science Hill girls captured their 4x800 title with a winning time of 9:52.54.

Surprisingly, defending state triple jump champion Adriana Watkins of Dobyns-Bennett scratched on all four of her attempts and did not place for the Lady Indians. She did, however, qualify first in the 100 meter hurdles prelims.

The running finals will be held today starting at 5 p.m., also at D-B.

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

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