Thursday, April 11 was a busy day for area track and field teams. At Raider Academy, Central High School track and field hosted the Coffee County Invitational. In McMinnville, Coffee Middle track and field took on Warren County. Both teams posted impressive finishes at the meets.
CHS boys take first place
In boys' events, the Raiders earned a first-place finish overall, earning 205.4 points on the meet. Highlights included Ethan Welch in discus with a first-place throw of 118-02. Dillon Helms also finished first in the 110-meter hurtles with a time of 18.43. Jacob Rutledge had the top time in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:58.80. Rutledge had the only sub-five minute time for the event.
On the girls' side, the Lady Raiders finished second of six with 164 points, trailing only Franklin County. First-place finishes included Carlie Barnes in shot put with a throw of 32-11. Patricia Barrera also took first place in the 3200-meter run with a time of 14:03.49.
Full results (CHS): https://tn.milesplit.com/meets/336529/results/640832/raw#.XLJphiMrJmA
CMS track and field defeats Warren County
Both the Raiders and Lady Raiders returned to Coffee County victorious Thursday night. The boys' team jumped out for 77 points while holding the Pioneers to 19. In girls' events, the Lady Raiders edged past Warren for a 49-47 win.
The CMS boys had first-place finishes in 11 out of 12 events. Travis Martin took first place in both the high jump and 100-meter dash with a height of 4' 10" and a time of 12:46, respectively.
The Lady Raiders added first-place field finishes in shot put from Abby Mahaffey with a throw of 30' 7" and Nikki Graham in discus with a throw of 76' 3". In track events, Katie Cotten took first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.91. Sophie McInturff took first in the 1600-meter and 800-meter runs, finishing with times of 6:04.77 and 2:57, respectively.