The Clinton Blaze closed out the 2019 spring sports season with a track meet at Clinton High School on Thursday, May 16 at Clinton High School.
It was the second meet for the Blaze and Lady Blaze this season and this was the first year that the Blaze and Lady Blaze fielded teams and the student-athletes were extremely competitive.
“It was a great day for competition,” Clinton coach Terri Kerley said.
The meet was run by parent volunteers as athletes competed in the long jump, shot put, discus throw, 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 4x100 and 4x 800 relays.
In the girls meet, Laci Percival won the long jump, 100-meter dash and 400-meter dash. She was on a 4x100 relay team with Isabella Norton, Myla Queener and Emersyn Williams that finished second.
The team of Mollie McAmis, Kenzlee Hutchison, Adeline Queener and Ashlyn Keim won that race.
In the 4x400, a co-ed race, Tadashi Springs, Ryley Brewer, Wesley Gomez and Adeline Queener won. The team of Alaina Staudenmaier, Adah Freels, Emory Letner and Isabella Norton came in second.
In the girls long jump, Maggie Turbyville was second and Adeline Queener was third.
Hutchison claimed the shot put. McKinley Stanton was second and Lilly Marvin finished third.
Marvin won the discus throw and Amelia Goins came in sixth.
Keim took second in the 100-meter dash while Adeline Queener was third.
Adeline Queener was second and Maggie Turbyville was third in 400.
Freels won the 800.
In the boys competition: Luke Hatmaker won the long jump and took third in the shot put.
Charlie Turbyville claimed second in the long jump and Aiden Staudenmaier was third.
Isaiah Williams won the shot put and Aiden Hawkins came in second. Hawkins also claimed second in the shot put competition, which was won by Aiden Staudenmaier. Skyler Martin was third.
Martin won the 100-meter dash. Aiden Cole was second and Hawkins was third.
In the 400, Brewer won. Cole took second and Charlie Turbyville was third.
Williams won the 800-meter run. Cole was second and Emanuel Ortiz was third.
In the 4x100: the team of Javien Jones, Springs, Williams and Martin was first. The team of Ortiz, Cole, Brewer and Charlie Turbyville was second.
Fall Sports: Fall sports will begin when students return to school in August. The Blaze will field cross country, swimming and boys and girls basketball team. The Blaze soccer camps will also return at that time.
The Blaze soccer camps are directed by Knoxville Area pro Chris Carroll.
Summer Track: Clinton City Schools student-athletes may participate in the Knoxville Youth Athletics summer track and field program upon completion of the school year. To compete, student-athletes must register directly with Knoxville Youth Athletics. Fee is $45.
Anyone for tennis: Clinton City Schools athletic director E.T. Stamey said that the Blaze may look to add tennis teams soon.