Metro Schools’ student-athletes are setting records and taking top places in Track & Field competition.
This spring, J.T. Moore Middle School won the Girls City Track Championship! This was the third win for Coach Steve Butzer, who was also named 2011 Track Coach of the Year.
An individual standout for J.T. Moore was Janel Pate who placed first in the Girls High Jump and Long Jump. She won the 100- 200-meter races and set a new record for the 400-meter race. Pate was voted City Female Field Athlete of the Year and City Female Track Athlete of the Year. Stratford Boys' Track Team took the TSSAA Track Championship A-AA title, while MLK Girls' Team took the A-AA State title!
Johnathan Shuler, a senior at Stratford High School, (pictured left) is the 2011 TSSAA Decathlon State Champion for Division I A/AA. Shuler participated in 10 events in two days, helping him earn first place.
Antioch High School girls’ 4x100 meter relay took home first place at the TSSAA State Championship Meet. The track team ran a personal best of 48.06. Congratulations to relay members De’Airis Weakley, Rashida Edmondson, Rylee Thompson, and Keirra Jackson.
Antioch girls’ 4X400 meter relay team earned second place at the state championship meet.
Individual honors for Antioch Girls Track included Quamel Prince’s first place victory in the 800-meter race. Prince broke the previous record with a time of 1:52:60. Kierra Jackson took fourth place in the 200-meter race, and Shaina Johnson took third place in the 400-meter race.
Mychele Cumings of Hunters Lane finished her high school career as a seven-time State Champion in Track and Field. She won the state title in the shot put all four years and won the state title in discus three years. As a freshman, Cumings finished state runner up. After receiving numerous scholarship offers, she will attend Liberty University in the fall.
Congratulations to all MNPS student-athletes on a fantastic job!