|LHS wins 7AAA track title|
|Wednesday, April 23, 2008|
MURFREESBORO — Lebanon’s girls track team broke a 16-year Riverdale stranglehold on the District 7AAA team championship Tuesday at Tomahawk Stadium – running away with the league title.
The Devilettes picked up their first district crown in recent memory, posting 177 points. Riverdale finished second at 146 followed by Siegel 119. Cookeville 46, White County 37, Oakland 30, Warren County 26 and Blackman 20.
(from left: Palmer, Payton, Huddleston and Brooks)
LHS posted first place finished in eight events, including: Jasmin Brooks in the 100m (12.5), Icelyn Elie in the high hurdles (15.44), the 4 X 100 relay team of Brooks, Brianna Payton, Deleisha Palmer and Aquarius Huddleston (51:55), 4 X 200 relay team of Brooks, Payton, Palmer and Huddleston (1:49.36 new school record); Emile Dewaal in the pole vault (8’, which ties her school record).
Elie swept to wins in three more events – the high jump 4’10" ; the long jump 17’3"; and the triple jump 35’6 ½".
Lebanon’s boys finished second to Riverdale in the 7AAA meet 253 to 153.
Blue Devil senior Drew Fairchild set a new school record with a time of 10.55 to win the 100m dash.
Josh Benson won the 800m with a time of 2:07; Michael Hollingsworth won the high hurdles with a new school record time of 14.56; and D.D. Lattimore won the shot put with a throw of 49’10"
Lebanon’s quartet of Calderon Williams, William Benford, Adrian Woods and Fairchild swept the 4 X 100 and 4 X 200 relays. They won the 4 X 100 with a time of 42.78 and set a new school record in the 4 X 200 with a time of 1:30.15. The Blue Devils will return to Riverdale May 7 - 8 for the Region Championships.