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Lady Dukes Go Undefeated in 2013!

530013_437485132944537_279580370_nBy JP Widner

SWT Sports Reporter

Salem- At the Andrew Lewis Track & Field Invitational last Thursday, the Lady Dukes battled, conquered and destroyed every opponent to end the 2013 season as undefeated champions! Dublin Middle School scored 146 points compared to Andrew Lewis Middle (26), Christiansburg Middle (14) and Hidden Valley Middle (0).

Discus- 1) Karlie Thompson-77’9”, 2) Rachael Greer- 69’2”, 3) Savannah Coffey- 62’5”, 4) Emily Lane- 53’9”, 5) Jamie Underwood- 51’7”

Shot Put- 1) Rachael Greer- 22’10”, 2) Carrie Smith- 21’8”, Riley Lincoln- 20’10”, Tara Anderson- 20’6”

Long Jump- 1) Carrie Smith- 12’9.5”, 2) Tara Anderson- 12’8.5”, 3) Savannah Coffey- 12’5”, 4) Tianna Crockett and Riley Lincoln- 11’0.5”

Triple Jump- 1) Tara Anderson- 25’9”, 2) Braylin Morehead 24’1.5”, 3) Jamie Underwood 23’5”

High Jump- 1) Riley Lincoln- 4’2”, 2) Tara Anderson- 4’, 3) Kaitlyn M-Kee- 3’10”, 4) Abby Arnett and Tyanna Haynes- 3’10”

100 meters- 1) Carrie Smith- 13.28, 3) Karlie Thompson- 14.15, 4) Tyanna Haynes- 14.43, 5) Tara Anderson- 14.56

200 meters- 1) Carrie Smith, 3) Tyanna Haynes, 4) Tara Anderson, 5) Abby Arnett (no times were available for this race)

400 meters- 1) Karlie Thompson- 1:11

800 meters- 3) Faith Barker, 4) Bethany Sexton, 5) Samantha Lane (no times were available for this race)

1600 meters- 3) Brooke Snider- 8:11

110 meter hurdles- 1) Tianna Crockett- 19.87, 2) Grace Boone- 21.56, 3) Tamia Spraggins- 21.75, 4) Catherine Jennelle- 21.96

300 meter hurdles- 1) Tamia Spraggins, 2) Catherine Jennelle (no times were available for this race).

“The teams we met at this meet were not as strong as before,” explained Head Coach Buddy Farris. “A lot of our girls were able to place that usually don’t get to. It was a good effort by the girls as usual. I’m very proud of my girls.”

When asked what it means to go undefeated as a team, Coach Farris said “It is always good not to lose. We practice and go into the meets with the attitude to win. If we lose, we are to be good sports and work harder for the next meet. I want the girls to expect to win every time we go out.”

The Dublin Lady Dukes have only lost one track & field meet in six years. “I have had a lot of good talent and good girls in this program,” Coach Farris continued. “It’s not the coach. I will be the first to say that in track, if you have great girl’s talent and speed, something you cannot coach, you will have a good team.” And so, another successful track & field season has passed at Dublin Middle School, another series of wins, a lot of good memories and the same man at the helm of a great tradition in Pulaski County.