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Junior Tornado teams have good field trips

Junior Tornado teams have good field trips
Another trip to Dyersburg resulted in another second-place finish for the Union City boys.
UC girls, meanwhile, dropped a spot to third.
The Golden Tornado boys finished two points behind meet winner Dyersburg, scoring 69 points, while the Lady Twisters had 41 points in a competitive girls’ meet as D’burg hosted UC and Brighton for a middle school track meet on Monday.
The tri-meet came two days after both UC teams placed second in the nine-team Big Kahuna meet at Dyersburg.
Both Union City squads were strong in the field events, the boys claiming three wins and a pair of second-place spots and the girls finishing first twice and second once.
Jacob Hyde won the long jump, Willaevion Burton topped the field in the high jump and Jay Witherspoon was the discus winner.
Witherspoon was second in the shot put, as was Jamison Blackwell in the discus.
Kalia Fowler won the high jump, and Kendra Young had the best shot put throw for the Lady Tornadoes. Japril Hegler was second in the discus.
Union City placed among the top two spots in a pair of running events, led by Fowler’s school record of 19.27 seconds to win the 110-meter hurdles.
The 3,200-meter relay foursome of Kelsey Parker, Megan Hightower, Kate Terrell and Tykesha Vaughn placed second.
UC’s boys were strong in the relays with a pair first-place spots and two second-place finishes.
D’Carrious Stephens, Cace Cook, Kaleb Dowell and Brantley Clendenin teamed to win the 1,600 relay, while Tripp Conley, Jack Guess, Sam Guess and Austin Jefferson won the 3,200.
Jacob Hyde, Jeremy Bumpus, Burton and Clendenin were second in the 400 relay, as were Stephens, Taeshawn Allen, Burton and Clendenin in the 800 relay.
Conley was first and Alex Vasquez finished second in the 3,200-meter run, Stephens finished second in the 100-meter sprint and Dowell was second in the 110 hurdles. Published in The Messenger 4.17.12

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