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Panthers compete in first track event

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Girls, boys place at Mason-Dixon Indoor Games

By Sharon Graves

The Carroll County track team recently competed in the Mason-Dixon Indoor Games at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Ky., and did very well for their first meet.

The girls' team is especially young; with only eight members present for the meet, five of whom were freshman. The girls 4x200 team made up of Mary Esther Fremin, Amanda Thurlow, Andie Hardesty, and Teila Winburn took 8th place in a very controversial race.

One of Carroll County’s runners was knocked off the track by another team, finishing just out of the awards by less than two seconds after having to get back on the track and playing catch up, according to Coach Joe Creager.

Fremin also placed eighth in the long jump and freshman Nikki Hill placed eighth in the 3000 meter run.

 The boys placed 11 out of 18 teams with a very good showing by both D’Anthony Collins and Nate Toeves, Creager said.   Colby Dawn and Garvin Lewellyn joined Collins and Toeves in the 4x200 relay that finished in third place.

Collins also placed third in the 800-meter run and was part of the sixth place 4x800 team of Micah Jones, Jacob Griffin, Seth Lilly, and Collins.  

Toeves finished third in the 55-meter dash.  Otis Winter took seventh in the boy’s shot put to round out the boys awards.

“We had several close races in which our runners placed just out of award recognition but they all deserve a round of applause for the hard effort they put in on such an early Saturday morning,” Creager said

The team was scheduled to run Tuesday, March 17; results were not available by press time.