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Three Coffee County Central High School sports teams entered sectional competition this month to earn an opportunity to participate in this week’s Blue Cross-Blue Shield Spring Fling in Murfreesboro. But after the soccer team, softball squad, and all other track athletes failed to make the cut, only one CHS competitor remains for state-level competition: senior runner Ta’Neesa Buchanan.
Buchanan will compete Wednesday in the girls 400-meter dash at the state track meet in Murfreesboro. She earned a spot in this year’s state tournament after finishing fourth in the Section 2 meet at Rhea County on May 14 with a time of 1:01.49.
Buchanan says she is “very excited” about the prospect of returning to the Spring Fling.
“I think I’m better prepared this year, because I know what it takes to get to state. I think have a chance to get higher than eighth place,” where she finished last year, Buchanan said. “I think I’ve worked harder in practice because I know exactly what it took.”
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