The Jefferson Middle School girls track and field team finished as state runner-up in a first-ever state track and field meet for middle schools in Clarksville on Saturday. The girls team finished second in two events and third in another.
The Jefferson Middle School team of Katie Swigert, Aaliyah Hall, Grace Wilson, and Khamari Mitchell finished second in the 4×400-meter relay, Coach Bill Byas said. And Muskan Vohra finished second in the girls 800-meter run and third in the 1,600-meter run.
The girls team earned enough points to finish as state runner-up. The JMS boys team finished eighth.
It was the first state track and field meet for Class A and Class AA middle schools. It was held Saturday, May 21, at Austin Peay University in Clarksville.
â€œI expected a great outcome because they worked so hard all season long,â€ Byas said. â€œWeâ€™ve been going at it since February, and these kids have just consistently improved.â€ [Read more…]