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Three Longhorns set school track records

By:  Tim Chambers

Tomahawk Sports Editor

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The Johnson County track team enjoyed a good day at Dobyns-Bennett on Saturday in the DC/TC Texas Roadhouse Relays.
Three Longhorns set school records during the event despite going up against some much bigger schools.
Caleigh Blair ran a 58:03 in the 300 meter hurdles, a personal best. Dalton Brown’s time of 5:00/95 in the 1600 meter (mile run) was good enough for fifth place out of 28 participants.
Dustin Jenkins had a throw of 115’-9” in the discus that ranked third out of 21 participants.
“In light of the teams that attended this meet I am extremely happy with our performance,” said track coach Penny Gentry.  “Our little Longhorn team shone through more than once among the AAA teams that were there.  Caleigh, Dustin and Dalton are just a few highlights of many wonderful performances Saturday.  Congratulations to all who competed and did their best.”
Schools in the meet were; Carter High School, Science Hill, Sevier County, Dobyns Bennett, Tennessee High, Greenville, Marion, VA, Daniel Boone, West Greene, Morristown West, Elizabethton, University School of Johnson City, Volunteer, Morristown East, Abingdon High School, Cherokee High School and Johnson County High School.

Longhorns give “Golden Raiders a Golden Gift”
Johnson County suffered a damaging loss to Sullivan North on Monday in Bloomingdale. The Longhorns held a 7-6 lead in the fifth but North scored 11 runs in the bottom half to end the game in five due to the 10-run rule.
The Golden Raiders were the recipients of Johnson County’s charity throughout the night.”

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