The Red Raiders take on the TSSAA Pentathlon and Decathlon


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Red Raider Track and Field members get support from local business, Thunder Radio, before taking on the pentathlon and decathlon.

Elli Chumley, General Staff Reporter

On April 19 and 20, 2022, select CCCHS Red Raider Track and Field members competed in TSSAA’s Section 2 Pentathlon/Decathlon.

The Pentathlon is a five-event meet for girls only, taking place in one day. The events include 100 meter hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, and an 800 meter run.

The Decathlon is a 10 event meet, split into two days, for boys only. The events for the first day include 100 meter dash, triple jump, pole vault, discus, and a 400 meter dash. The events for the second day include 110 hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, and a 1,500 meter run.

Teams can have at least three entries for each meet. The Raiders sent Elizabeth Brown, Elli Chumley, and Madison Rooker to the Pentathlon. 

Blackman, Franklin County, Nolensville, Ooltewah, Riverdale, Rockvale, and Walker Valley high schools were also present at the Section 2 Pentathlon.

Rooker placed third individually with a total of 2,598 points, gaining the Raiders six team points. Coffee County girls placed third overall, as well.

Elise Dobson of Nolensville placed first individually with a total of 3,508 points, followed by Amani Sharif of Rockvale with 3,331 points. Rockvale girls placed first overall, followed by Nolensville.

As for the Decathlon, the Raiders sent John Dobson, Travis Martin, and Ethan Welch. Unfortunately, Martin was unable to compete due to injury.

All teams aforementioned that were present at the Pentathlon were also present at the Decathlon with the addition of Cookeville High School.

Welch placed fifth individually with a total of 4,761 points, gaining the Raiders four team points. Dobson placed eighth individually with a total of 4,473 points, gaining the Raiders one team point. Coffee County boys placed third overall, along with Walker Valley High.

Edgar Lawrence of Ooltewah placed first individually with a total of 5,196 points, followed by his own teammate Dawson Jones with a total of 5,151 points. Third place individually was O’marius Fitts of Blackman with 5,033 total points, followed by another Ooltewah Owl, Takoda Jones, who scored a total of 4,814 points.

As for team scores, the Ooltewah Owls came in first place, and the Blackman Blaze came in second.

Our Red Raiders represented us well, placing third in both the TSSAA’s Section 2 Girls Pentathlon and Boys Decathlon.