By Allen Hamrick
Well, the CCMS track team finished their regular season at the CWVAC Championship held at Roane County High School this past Saturday. The Mustangs are not a bottle fed team; they came to crush egos, got down to business and did just that. The Mustangs tore up the baked potato and devoured some thick steak. As a matter of fact, the Mustangs sent some of the other teams home dragging their jaws and wondering what just happened. I’ll tell you what happened – the muster roll was called for a track team at CCMS, students answered that call and took no quarter and didn’t give any either. They just went out like you would expect them to and gave one hundred ten percent to win every time they ran, jumped or threw. Did they win it all? Nope, but they sure gave it what they had in pursuit of gold. Under the leadership of head coach Phil Dobbins, the team made great advances this season and set the bar high for next year’s team to reach. When the day was over and the track shoes hung up until next season, the Mustang track team placed 4th in the boys division and 7th in the girls division. Don’t let the rank sway you, though. This Mustang team went up against some tough competition, and all the events were close.
A championship was what they were looking for, but it was not to be for this year. However, individually, they left that field with three CWVAC champions and one team champion. Seth Robinson placed 1st in the shot put becoming the first to stake a claim to a CWVAC championship. Brooke Cliver also took 1st place in the shot put, and is now CWVAC champion. The girls’ shuttle hurdle crew also dropped some jaws while running the legs off the other teams to take 1st place and become CWVAC champions. Justin Nida also ran his way into CCMS history taking 1st in the 100 meter high hurdles. Also doing a great job for the Mustangs was Brody Scarbro who placed 6th in the 100 meter, 4th in the 200, 4th in the 400 and 5th in the discus. Adrian Davison was 6th in the 1600 meter run and 5th in the 3200. The 4×400 relay team was 4th and the 4×60 shuttle hurdle team was 2nd. For the girls it was Dusty Duffield placing 6th in the 100 meter dash. Jayda Stricker was 5th in the 400 and 4th in the 200 meter hurdles. Natalie Tanner was 4th in the 100 meter hurdles and 6th in the 200 meter hurdles. The 4×200 team placed 4th and Ariel Dobbins was 6th in the discus. The team did a great job this season keeping the Mustang name high on the food chain. Many of the team will be moving up to the high school, and if they continue to compete, they will make the CCHS track team great. Congratulations to the whole team and their coaches for giving the track fans that showed up their money’s worth and setting the Mustang name in stone as a team to beat.
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