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JCHS Longhorns having real success in track and field

Caleigh Blair
Caleigh Blair

By Tim Chambers

Johnson County’s hard work in the preseason is starting to show among its track athletes. Coach Penny Gentry and assistant coach Cory Henson have molded this year’s track team into a contender in several individual events.
A select group of athletes have already posted personal best times and are on course to advance possibly to the state. Gentry had this to say about her team and their performance recently at Patrick Henry High School.
“I am extremely proud of our Longhorn track team,” said Gentry. “We have had some setbacks at times, but they have come through them and are better after the fact.  Our athletes continue to improve and put their best foot forward.  We have conference Thursday, April 21st at Sullivan North High School.  I am looking forward to seeing how many of our small team can advance to the Sub Sectionals in May.”
Here is a list of some accomplishments.
Destiny Cole: 30.16 200m 7th out of 35 (Personal and Season Best)
Caleigh Blair: 56.94 30om Hurdles 3rd out of 18 (Personal and Season Best)
Dalton Brown: 4:58.45 1600 (1mile) (Personal and Season Best)
Dustin Jenkins: 128’-0” ’in the Discus Throw 2nd out of 41 participants (Personal and Season Best)
Set a new school record
Gentry gave an assessment about her squad.
​“​Leading the pack right now would have to be Dustin Jenkins,” said Gentry. “He has improved each and every meet that he has thrown in, and a big thank you goes out to Pam and Ron Billiot for all of their help with Dustin.
For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Tomahawk.