Update: The results from the indoor state track and field competition on Saturday, March 5 were:
- Christian Wortham: third in the triple jump (40'11.50") and 13th in the long jump (19'10")
- Ariel Caffee: eighth in the 400 meter dash (1:00.43, ran her best time of the year).
- Olivia Brown: 12th in weight throw (37'10") and threw 30'10" in shot put
- Micaela Colbert, Camille Stevenson, Danielle Lewis and Lauren Pegues: fifth in the 4x200 relay (1:48.02, won their heat and dropped 5 seconds in time).
Great job by all our state contendors!
Road to State: "The possibilities are exciting and we look for big things.”
Indoor Track Head Coach Jerry Puckett was enthusiastic about the seven track members representing CJ at the state indoor track competition on Saturday, March 5.
“We are young and have a big team this year,” Puckett added. “This group that is going to state has gotten better and better.”
The members going to the state competition are:
- Olivia Brown ’16 (shot put and weight throw)
- Ariel Caffee ’16 (400 meter dash)
- Micaela Colbert ‘18, Camille Stevenson ‘16, Danielle Lewis ‘17 and Lauren Pegues ‘17 (4 x 200 relay)
- Christian Wortham ’16 (long jump and triple jump)
“I love the fact that my teammates who are young get to experience this,” Caffee, who is returning to state for a third year in a row, noted. “I was hurt my freshman year so I didn’t get to run. I think it’s good that younger students are getting to run at state.”
Wortham, who is ranked first in the state for triple jump (43 feet 8 ¾ inches,) is going to state for the first time.
“We all try so hard and have been practicing a lot,” Wortham said. “It’s all been leading up to Saturday. I hope we each place top eight in each of our events and win as a team because I feel we can.”
Coach James Perry, Sr. has been working with Wortham and shared, “He’s a hard working young man and takes instruction very well. He is versatile and can do more than one thing.”
Puckett added, “They all work hard and have been fun to coach, and that’s what you want to see.”