Freshman, eighth-grader girls track champions fuel Webb’s fourth-place team state finish
Both girls and boys teams of Webb School of Knoxville made their presence felt at the Division II-AA Track and Field State Championships — the Spring Fling — in Murfreesboro recently.
Led by a fourth-place team finish by the Lady Spartans, “We’re a young program,” first-year head coach Jerome Romain said. ‘I’m really impressed with their maturity. Their performances set us up really well for the coming years.”
On the girls’ side, freshman Lennox Langham repeated as state champion in both the long jump (17-05.25) and triple jump (37-08.5). “A very talented athlete and still a lot of room for growth,” Romain said.
Jazzlyn Garmer — only an eighth-grader — won the 3200-meter run (11:10.08). Her twin sister, Calysta Garmer, was third in the 1600 run (5:20.92).
Sophomore Anna Graves finished second in the 800 run with a time of 2:23.25, and fifth in the 1600 (5:23.09).
Another first-place finish came from the 4 x 800 relay team of Jazzlyn, Calysta, Graves and Lawson Phillips (9:36.02). “The (4 x 800 team) should be one of the best in the state in coming years,” Romain said.
The 4 x 100 relay team finished fourth (50.33).
“I’m definitely excited about what the future holds for the women’s program,” Romain said.
A number of Webb’s boys had notable finishes at the Spring Fling as well.“We had a lot of boys that were fairly new to track, and the progress they made was remarkable,” Romain said.
Sophomore Ari Klasky placed seventh in the shot put (45-05 feet) and sixth in the discus (139-11).
Two of the boys’ relay teams — the 4 x 800 and 4 x 100 — each achieved top-eight finishes, the former at eighth with a time of 8:40.311, the latter at seventh with a time of 44.96.
A pair of Spartan boys also placed in the 400-meter dash. Junior Charlie Robinson, the starting quarterback on the football team, finished sixth with a time 51.06. Senior Brian Conley’s time of 51.22 was good for seventh.
Knox Catholic’s Smith a champ
Keegan Smith, a Knoxville Catholic freshman, was champion in the 1600 (4:20.81) and was fifth in the 3200 (9:54.07).