Note: This story was updated at 9:39 a.m.
MURFREESBORO—Senior Malik Hardy finished second in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the long jump during the Class AAA state track meet in Murfreesboro on Friday, May 22. And the Oak Ridge Wildcat finished ninth in the field of 16 competitors in the 100-meter dash.
Also during the meet, the boys 4×800-meter relay team finished fifth, and senior Wesley Robinson finished seventh in the 1,600-meter run. Junior Tyler Boullie finished 13th in the 800-meter run.
Hardy (2nd) had a time of 22.12 in the 200-meter dash. The top runner was Jordan Thomas, a senior at Centennial, with a time of 22.11. The third-place finish went to Martarious Brooks, a junior at Antioch (22.16).
Hardy (4th) had a jump of 22-05.75 in the long jump. The top three jumpers were Weldon Wright, a senior at Hardin Valley (23-07.00); Rashad Haynes, a junior at Memphis Central (22-10.00); and Bailey Overbay, a senior at Morristown-East (22-06.00).
Hardy’s time (9th) in the 100-meter dash was 11.05. The top three runners were Terry Wright, a senior at White Station (10.62); Zeandre Floyd, a senior at West Creek (10.69); and Bailey Overbay, a senior at Morristown-East (10.74).
The Oak Ridge Wildcats boys team finished fifth with a time of 8:00.02 in the 4×800-meter relay. The top three teams were Brentwood (7:48.20), Daniel Boone (7:56.15), and Science Hill (7:58.45). The boys team includes Robinson, Boullie, Eston Dunn, and Thomas Colburn.
Robinson (7th) ran 1,600 meters in 4:23.52. The top three runners were Adam Barnard, a senior at Daniel Boone (4:13.97); Jonathan Helton, a junior at Centennial (4:16.13); and Gavin Hasty, a senior at Brentwood (4:18.40).
Boullie (13th) ran 800 meters in 2:03.46. The top three runners in that event were Matt Rainey, a senior at Ravenwood (1:53.64); Logan McKenzie, a senior at McMinn County (1:55.20); and Jonathan Helton, a junior at Centennial (1:56.90).
The track meet was at Middle Tennessee State University. It was part of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s 2015 Spring Fling Championships, which also included state tournaments in soccer, baseball, and softball.
The girls track meet was on Thursday, May 21.
See all the boys results here.
Here are more pictures of the Oak Ridge boys by freelance photographer Kindell Moore.