Four Jets win automatic bids on the state track | local sports


Cumberland County High School athletics will be well represented at the TSSAA’s Class AA State Meet on May 24, as four athletes earned automatic offers.

Automatic offers are given to the first two for each event in each section. General offers are determined by the TSSAA after the sections have been concluded.

In the lead, Cumberland County senior Treven McGhee won the 110 and 300 meter hurdles in Thursday’s Class AA sectional meet to advance.

McGhee posted a 15.31 at 110 and a 40.52 at 300.

CCHS senior Carson Conatser also qualified by placing second in the long jump at 21-foot-03.75 and the high jump at 6-foot-4.

Tickets for the state pole vaulters Jacob Atkinson and Belle Christopher were punched in the subsections last week as Christopher won the girls and Atkinson finished second in the boys.

In Thursday’s section, Cumberland County’s Peyton Dunlap placed fifth in the 100 meters clocking 12.96 seconds.

The men’s 4×200 meters relay team set a new school record at 1:33.78 and placed fourth overall. Team members include Christian Filler, Cody Elder, Conatser and McGhee.

The CCHS men’s 4×800 meter relay team of Elder, Tyler Carroll, Zach Ostrander and Michael Ostrander placed fifth.

For Stone Memorial, senior Meghan Niles posted the best result of the day with a third in the 300 meters hurdles at 50.24 seconds.

Nathan Wagner was fourth in the men’s 800 meters clocking 2:08.66.

Aaron Conley placed fifth in the men’s triple jump at 39-foot-0.75.

State dating offers in general were not available at the time of publication. Additional photos from Thursday’s Class AA intermediate section are available online at


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