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PCHS places third, fifth

SALEM — The Pulaski County Cougar track and field teams competed last Friday and Saturday in Salem at the River Ridge District Track and Field Championships and had some very strong performances.
While the teams were able to avoid the horrible weather, it did play a role in the meet as times were slower than expected.
Blacksburg walked away with the team trophies in both the men’s and women’s team competitions.
Amber Church led the way for the women’s team as she captured district titles in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle races. She also grabbed the runner-up spot in the long, triple and high jumps. She finished off her weekend with a third place run in the 200-meters.
Keisha Whitlow heaved a throw of 82 feet, 5 inches to take sixth in the women’s discus throw.
Senior captain Sabrina Hall continued her string of strong performances by winning the women’s 3200-meter run in a near record time of 11:16. That time is also recognized as a National Elite time, and ranks her as one of the top 75 high school seniors in the nation. She also grabbed a third place finish in the 1600- and sixth place in the 800-meter runs.
On the men’s side, Cam Akers captured fifth place in the men’s shot with a toss of 43 feet, 7 inches while Matt Wright garnered a sixth place finish in the men’s 400-meters with a time of 54.1.
All five of those athletes will be moving on to the Region IV Track and Field Championships to be held next weekend near Martinsville at Laurel Park Middle school.

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PCHS places third, fifth

SALEM — The Pulaski County Cougar track and field teams competed last Friday and Saturday in Salem at the River Ridge District Track and Field Championships and had some very strong performances.
While the teams were able to avoid the horrible weather, it did play a role in the meet as times were slower than expected.
Blacksburg walked away with the team trophies in both the men’s and women’s team competitions.
Amber Church led the way for the women’s team as she captured district titles in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle races. She also grabbed the runner-up spot in the long, triple and high jumps. She finished off her weekend with a third place run in the 200-meters.
Keisha Whitlow heaved a throw of 82 feet, 5 inches to take sixth in the women’s discus throw.
Senior captain Sabrina Hall continued her string of strong performances by winning the women’s 3200-meter run in a near record time of 11:16. That time is also recognized as a National Elite time, and ranks her as one of the top 75 high school seniors in the nation. She also grabbed a third place finish in the 1600- and sixth place in the 800-meter runs.
On the men’s side, Cam Akers captured fifth place in the men’s shot with a toss of 43 feet, 7 inches while Matt Wright garnered a sixth place finish in the men’s 400-meters with a time of 54.1.
All five of those athletes will be moving on to the Region IV Track and Field Championships to be held next weekend near Martinsville at Laurel Park Middle school.

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