Times-News photo by Ned Jilton II.
KINGSPORT — Going into Friday's final day of the Big 7 Conference track & field championships on the Crowe-Coughenour Track at Dobyns-Bennett, the D-B boys and Science Hill girls had the lead.
By the end of the day, the Indians and Lady Hilltoppers had extended their advantages and cruised to the team titles.
D-B, using depth in every event, posted a 203.5-150.5 win over Daniel Boone in the boys competition. Tennessee High was third with 90 points.
Science Hill's girls broke free of rival Dobyns-Bennett with a 1-2-3 finish in the 800 meters and went on to a 212-183 win over the Lady Indians. Tennessee High finished third with 79.
The Lady Indians Krystall Derr earned the Lib Dudney award as the most outstanding girls performer. She won the shot put on Thursday and came back on Friday to win the 100 meters (12.35), 200 (25.84) and run the anchor leg on the Lady Indians winning 4x100 relay (49.94).
Daniel Boone's Adam Barnard put in yeoman duty over both days of the competition and was named the Tom Murrell award winner as the boys most outstanding performer.
Barnard ran a leg on the Trailblazers' record-breaking 4x800 meter relay team on Thursday then won three grueling races on Friday. He was victorious in the 800 meters (1:54.67), 1,600 (4:27.28) and the 3,200 (9:53.88).
Tennessee High's Macy Carrier won the girls 1,600 (5:18.26) and the 3,200 (11:33.07).comments powered by Disqus