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JCHS Track & Field looks for a fast start

Back Row (L-R): Drew Woerner, Jy Webster, Nicholas Ferguson, James Williams, Jay Harry, Amy Gunter, Sarah Shaw, Zeke Anderson, Michael Kinnison, Presley Furches and Shannon Ferguson. Front Row (L-R): Kasey Furches, Brandy Greer, Savannah McKinney, Trinity Arnold, Raven Turan, Danielle Robinson, and Samantha Manuel.  Not pictured: Sierra Bumgardner, Donnie Curd, Brandon Johnson, Brandon May and Amber Lowe. Photo by Joey Icenhour.

By Tim Chambers
SPORTS EDITOR

The 2020 track and field season is getting ready to kick-off, and there is plenty of optimism about their chances, according to their head coach Penny Gentry. The Longhorns will look to some veterans to lead the way. They include Danielle Robinson (Sprints & Hurdles), Ezekiel (Zeke) Anderson (400 meters) Sarah Shaw (mile run), and Michael Kinnison (400-meter run and long jump).

There are some team members who have plenty of talent, according to Gentry. Shannon Ferguson (Mile run), Savannah McKinney (Sprints @ Hurdles), and Raven Turan (Springs and hurdles) have the overall ability to win each time out for the Longhorns.

“I am very excited about this year, all of our athletes have great potential, and I look forward to watching them succeed throughout the season,” said Gentry. “This group is a well-balanced group that is participating in a number of different events.”

Returning for their final year as a Longhorn Track member is Danielle Robinson (Sprints and Hurdles). Ezekiel (Zeke) Anderson (400m) Sarah Shaw (1mile). Michael Kinnison (400m and Long jump).

In addition to her talented newcomers, she has some the tracksters with lots of experience that will definitely strengthen the team. They are. James Williams (Sprints, hurdles, and long jump). Jia Webster (sprints) Jay Harry (Sprints) and Brandon W Johnson ( sprints and long jump) Trinity Arnold ( relays and mid-distance).

The Longhorns will get tested at Elizabethton High School on March 17 when they will take part in their first match. Gentry went on to add.

“I am very excited about this year, all of our athletes have great potential, and I look forward to watching them succeed throughout the season. This group is a well-balanced group that is participating  in a number of different events.”


JCHS Track & Field Schedule 2020

Mar. 17 Citizen Bank Invitational Elizabethton
Mar. 24 Science Hill JV Meet Science Hill
Mar. 26 Sullivan North Sullivan North
Apr. 7 Sullivan North Sullivan North
Apr. 28 School 3 Rivers Conference @Elizabethton

All Meets will begin with Field Events at 4 pm and Running Events at 4:45 pm