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Knox County Second At Green City Relays Eagles Take Nine Golds

County Second At
Green City Relays Eagles
Take Nine Golds

By David Sharp

   Knox County had a nine gold medal day at the 2009 Green City
Relays, finishing second in the boys’ and girls’ team standings. Justin Hazen
won the boy’s 3200 meter run for Brashear in 12:30 seconds. The Tigers finished
sixth in both brackets.

   Novinger won the boy’s team championship with 173.5 points.
Novinger senior Aric Luman won the boy’s 100, and 200 meter dash events along
with the long and triple jump. Paige Casady won four Bucklin gold medals taking
the girls’ high jump, 100m dash, the long jump and 200m dash.

   Knox County (123.5) was second overall in the high school as
well as the junior high boy’s team standings. Linn County was third with 77
boy’s points. Green City was fourth at 62. Bevier finished fifth with 60 boy’s
points. Brashear scored 51 points.

   Milan was seventh with 43 points. Grundy County took eighth at
30 points. Atlanta was next at 20 points followed by Bucklin (13) and Mercer

   Dennis Dent took second in the boy’s shot put with a 38’10 1/2”
heave. Cory Smith of Novinger was first at 39’8”. Jacob Moots placed sixth at
34’10”. Dent cleared 5’4” in the high jump, claiming the bronze medal.

   Jay Scudder fired the discus 88’5” placing sixth for Brashear.
Cory Chockley was next for Knox County at 86’1 ½”. The Tigers won silver medals
in the boy’s 3200m relay in 10:06.12 seconds. Brashear relay team members were
not available.

   Joe Rice, Sharri Edwards, Josh Clark and Jessen Miller won Knox
County 3200m relay bronze medals in 10:19.69 seconds. Linn County won the boy’s
two mile relay in 9:51 seconds.

   Brady James won the boy’s 110m hurdles gold medal in 18.17 seconds.
James took the 300m hurdles bronze medal for Knox County in 47.54 seconds.
Brandon Baird won the 300m hurdles for Novinger in 46.69 seconds.

   Aric Luman ran an 11.57 second 100 meters winning the gold
medal. Mitchel Pegg turned in a 12.08 second time, good for a KCHS silver
medal. Cody Pegg took the 100m dash bronze medal in 12.10 seconds. Daniel
Anderson was seventh for Brashear in 12.48 seconds.

   Jacob Moots, Dennis Dent, Sharri Edwards and Leighton McCabe
earned Knox County bronze medals in the boy’s 800m relay with a time of 1:48.73
seconds. Novinger was first in 1:45 followed by Linn County at 1:48.07 seconds.
Brashear was seventh in 1:56.65 seconds.

   Leighton McCabe won a gold medal for Knox County in the boy’s
1600m run with a time of 5:10.37 seconds. Joseph Woods won the bronze medal for
Brashear in 5:31.03 seconds. Justin Hazen was fourth for the Tigers in 5:40.71
seconds. Jessen Miller placed sixth for Knox County in 5:47.72 seconds.

   David Hinkle, Mitchel Pegg, Brady James and Cody Pegg hung gold
medals in the boys’ 400m relay with a winning time of 48.70 seconds. Brashear
was seventh at 55.38 seconds.

   Cody Pegg won his third gold medal of the day, thrashing the
boy’s 400 meter dash field by nearly two seconds. The KCHS junior sprinter
crossed the finish line first in 56.88 seconds. Jesse Shelmadine of Bevier was
second at 58.03 seconds. Joseph Woods was fifth for Brashear in 60.47 seconds.
Sharri Edwards was eighth in the 400m dash in 64.81 seconds.

   Tommy McWhorter won the boy’s 800m run for Linn County in
2:17.49 seconds. Sharri Edwards finished fourth for Knox County in 2:25.78
seconds. Joseph Woods took fifth for Brashear in 2:32.55 seconds. Junior Josh
Clark was eighth for Knox County in 2:39 seconds.

   Aric Luman won the boy’s 200m dash for Novinger in 23.98 seconds.
Mitchel Pegg earned the silver medal in 24.50 seconds. Joseph Rice was fourth
for Knox County in the boy’s 3200m run at 12:59 seconds. Andy Belzer was next
for Brashear in 13:55 seconds.

   Leighton McCabe, Mitchel Pegg, David Hinkle and Cody Pegg finished
the Eagle day off with gold medals in the boy’s 4x400m relay. The winning time
was 3:56.40 seconds.

   Linn County won the Green City Relays high school girls’ team
championship with 122 points. Knox County was second overall at 103 points. The
Lady Eagles took fifth in the final junior high standings.

   Bucklin had a strong day taking third on the girls’ side with 62
points. Novinger was next at 60 points. Green City was fifth at 54 points.
Brashear was sixth overall with 42 girls’ points. Bevier was seventh overall in
the girls’ team standings at 38 points.

   Grundy County was eighth at 37 points followed by Milan (35), Atlanta
(28) and Macon County at 21.

   Paige Casady won the girls’ high jump for Bucklin at 4’6”.
Lorrie Peters cleared at 4’2”, taking sixth place.  Jamie Rouse tossed the discus 85’2” winning a Green City discus
gold medal. Kaley Sutton took sixth for Knox County at 75’6”.

   Jamie Rouse doubled in the weight throwing events, winning the
shot put at 31’3”. Trisha Potter was second for Novinger at 30’6”. Potter
recently won the Tri-County conference girl’s shot put despite battling a knee
injury most of the season. Potter will reportedly need surgery to correct the

   Paige Casady took the long jump for Bucklin at 14’3”. Katie
Ausmus leaped 13 feet good for sixth place. Ausmus was fourth in the girls’ triple
jump at 28’2 ½”.

   Knox County won a two team challenge with Linn County in the
girls’ 3200m relay. Lorrie Peters, Kelsey Cahalan, Suzanne Howerton and Katie
Ausmus took first place in 11:46.90 seconds.

   Stephanie Elsea was fourth in the girls’ 100m hurdles for
Brashear in 20.66 seconds. Tessa Ramer won a Knox County bronze medal in the
girls’ 100m dash in 14.56 seconds. Paige Casady topped the field at 14.50 seconds.
Cierra Hines placed eighth for Brashear in 15.59 seconds.

   Brashear was fourth in the girls’ 4x200m relay in 2:27.22
seconds. Kelsey Cahalan earned a KCHS silver medal in the girls’ 1600m run in
6:14 seconds. Chloe Sykes picked up a Brashear bronze medal in 7:02 seconds.
Katie Smith was fifth for Brashear in 7:49.70 seconds. The Lady Tigers were seventh
in the girls’ 4x100m relay in 68 seconds.

   Knox County had a one-two finish in the girls’ 400m dash. Lorrie
Peters was the winner in 1:09.84 seconds. Tessa Ramer won the silver medal in
1:11.84 seconds. Cierra Hines won a BHS bronze medal in the girls’ 300m hurdles
in 63.25 seconds.

   Suzanne Howerton won the girls’ 800m run for Knox County in
2:47.42 seconds. Chloe Sykes took the bronze for Brashear in 3:05.22 seconds.
Freshman Nikie Edwards was eighth in the girls’ 800m run for Knox County in
3:39 seconds.

   Katie Ausmus outdistanced the 3200m field, winning the gold
medal in 14:15 seconds. Kathleen Hinkle took home a KCHS bronze medal in the
girls’ 200m dash with a time of 31.06 seconds.

   Tessa Ramer, Lorrie Peters, Kelsey Cahalan and Suzanne Howerton
won the girls’ 4x400m relay for Knox County in 4:49.97 seconds. Linn County was
a distant second at 5:23. Brashear took fifth at 6:44.50 seconds.