RJ Coleman feels the pressure in the relay.
RJ Coleman feels the pressure in the relay.
McCracken kicks in the afterburner.
McCracken kicks in the afterburner.

The Panther track team travelled to Poca High School Tuesday to compete in a meet that was nothing short of the Olympics. Teams from all over the state AAA as well as AA schools, competed to establish bragging rights. The competition was tough, but the Panthers brought home a few ribbons for the display case. Jumping his way to fifth place in the high jump was Dylan Holcomb, and considering the level of competition, this was a pretty good feat. Chase Cutlip set them up and put them down in the 800 meter and placed fifth as well. Taking the high spot for the Panthers was the boys’ shuttle hurdle; they placed fourth overall. Kara Persinger slung her way into sixth place in the discus throw. An injured Isabelle Haverty ran the 800 meter for fifth place. All in all, it was a good competition for the Panther team. They will be competing once again at Roane County on Tuesday in the LKC Tournament. There will be five AA team there, and the Panthers have a pretty good chance of bringing home some gold. If you get the chance, come out to watch and cheer the boys and girls on.