Collins, Ads junior, 2nd in region decathlon, heading to state meet

Easily qualifying for the TSSAA Large School Track & Field state meet later this month in Murfreesboro, Mason Collins, Farragut High School junior, finished second in the Large School Section 1 decathlon at Morristown West High School Monday and Tuesday, April 26-27.

The decathlon consists of 10 events scored together spanning two days.

“We knew Mason had a shot at qualifying for state going into it,” FHS head coach Chris Allison stated in a press release. “Mason started Day One off well in the first event and did great.”

Though not scoring a point in one event, “Mason then went into ‘compete mode’ and managed to place second at the end of the last day, just 120 points out of first place without one of his events,” the coach also stated.