Eagles, Highlanders earn wins at meet

G-P girls, SHS boys taste victory in Seymour
Apr. 01, 2013 @ 12:18 AM


The Seymour Eagles track team hosted a meet with Gatlinburg-Pittman and Heritage Thursday at Benton Householder Field on the campus of SHS.

The homestanding Eagles took the top finish in the boys’ team competition with a score of 87 points. G-P was next with a score of 59, followed by Heritage’s 28.

The Lady Highlanders finished first on the girls’ side with a tally of 97 points.

Seymour’s girls were next with 45 points, while Heritage finished third with 32.

Highlights in the boys meet included two first-place finishes for Seymour thrower Hayden Brooks in the shot put (43’1”) and discus (132’8”), a 3,200 meter win by Owen Shumacher (11:21), a 100-meter dash victory for Cameron Sullivan (11.62), a 400 meter win for Damon Hall (57.7), a high-jump winning leap for D.J. Griffin (5’6”) and a 4x100 relay win (45.44).

The Highlanders also had some highlights, as Clay England took first in the long jump (20’.5”) and triple-jump (36’7”), Nat Arfa won the 800 (2:18) and 1,600 meter (05:11.7) events, Jamel Foster took the 110 hurdles (18.54), Zeke Williams won the 200 meters (24.4) by a nose over teammate Steven Russell (24.4) and the 4x200 (1:38.8) and 4x400 (04:05.9) teams claimed victories.

For the girls, G-P’s Karsen Sims was the big winner, taking first in the long jump (16’1.5”), 300 hurdles (51.08) and triple jump (30’6.5”) while tying in the high jump (4’10”) with Seymour’s Gracee Peters.

The Lady Highlanders also got a pair of first-place finishes from Claire Ballentine in the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters (6:02); Madison Thomas in the 100 meters (13:25) and 200 meters (28.07); and Alicia Sumeriski in the 100-meter hurdles (19.1) and 400 meters (1:07.55). Her sister, Kasey Sumeriski, took first place in the 800 meters (2:33).

G-P’s girls took the titles in the 4x400 (4:50) and 4x800 (11:22.4) relays, while Seymour won the 4x100 (54.54).