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Six from Union City
set for sectionals

Union City has a carload ready for a trip to Memphis.
Thursday, there could be enough to take a bus.
Six UC track and field athletes — three girls and three boys — qualified for the West Sectional Track Meet in Memphis next week after finishing in the top four of their respective events at the regional meet field event finals Tuesday at Dyersburg High School.
The running preliminaries were also held, and the finals are set for Thursday afternoon. Again, the top four in each event move on to the sectional round.
The sectional meet will be held May 17 at Crump Stadium in Memphis, beginning at 4 p.m.
Jackie Hudson, Jasmine Dysart and Kalia Fowler are the UC girls headed to Memphis, while Tristan Jernigan, Malachi Kidd and Marquell Spears advanced in the boys’ meet.
Hudson led the Golden Tornado field specialists by finishing first in the shot put with a distance of 35 feet, six inches and second in the discus with a throw of 94-6.
Dysart was second in the shot with a 33-9 throw.
Fowler placed second in the high jump, while D’Leshae Olds was fifth.
Like Hudson, Jernigan will move in both throwing events after finishing third in the shot and discus. He posted a toss of 46-6 in the shot and a 127-10 in the discus.
Kidd and Spears also finished third in their respective events, Kidd with a distance of 20-8 in the long jump and Spears clearing 5-10 in the high jump.
Kane Taylor was fifth in the discus with a throw of 106 feet, five inches, while Henry stretched out to 35 feet, one inch in the triple jump.

Top Wynridge women
finish with 2-under

The team of Charlotte Hall, Shelley Stout, Linda Moore, Jill Emmons and Jackie Russell combined to shoot 2-under par and win the weekly ladies scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Tuesday.
A group made up of Cathy Hall, Jane Hardin, Shirley Hardin and Evelyn Whitten placed second with a 2-over par total.
The ladies play every Tuesday at Wynridge, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call 536-4653.

Published in The Messenger 5.8.13

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