HVA T&F teams qualify in 27 events for state; 8 Sectional champs

FHS wins girls pole vault, 800, 4 X 400, 4 X 800; Bearden sprinter Rudolph 1st in 100-, 200-meter

  • Samantha Harvey of Farragut won Sectional pole vault. - Alan Sloan

  • Sarah Lynn hands the baton to Lexi Foley as FHS won the 4 X 800. - Alan Sloan

HARDIN VALLEY — As expected, Hardin Valley Academy track and field teams dominated among local foes during East Sectional state qualifier meet at HVA Saturday, May 15, qualifying for 27 events — eight of those Sectional champs.

Meanwhile, the highlight for Farragut was first-place finishes from its 4 X 400 girls foursome (4:01.31) and 4 X 800 girls (9:42.44), in addition to senior Lexi Foley winning the 800-meter run title (2:18.15) and junior Samantha Harvey first in pole vault (10-00).

Bearden junior Laila Rudolph raced her way to first-place finishes in the 100-dash (12.37) and 200-dash (25.64). Lydia Lively, Lady Bulldogs sophomore, won 300-hurdles (46.36). Cayden Douglas, BHS junior, was champ in boys high jump (6-06.00).

Hardin Valley champions

On the girls side, the Lady Hawks were relay champions in 4 X 100 (48.47) and 4 X 200 (1:43.30). Teammates Brooke Taylor and Sidnee Stanton traded first- and second-place finishes in long jump (Taylor first, 18-09.25) and triple jump (Stanton first, 38-08.00). Gracie Waite’s toss of 38-05.50 won shot put.

HVA boys champs were in the 4 X 400 (3:21.63) and 4 X 800 (7:52.63), while Gavin English was first in long jump (22-01.25).

Class AAA state meet in Murfreesboro is Thursday, May 26.