By Nick Nunn
The Morgan County Middle School’s track team competed in their first event of the season last Wednesday in a dual meet against Youth Middle School. The boys’ and girls’ teams complied nine first-place finishes, nine second-place finishes, and 10 third-place finishes.
“We have a lot of first time runners this year and I thought we looked good,” said Coach Pat Hartney about the team overall.
Aris Hubbard and Jessie Pagett earned first in the long jump and 1600 meter race, respectively, and the MCMS girls’ relay teams took first in the 4x400 relay and the 4x100 relay.
For the boys, Dalton Smith put in a win in the shot put competition, and Jordan Hilsman took first in the 800 meter race.
Dalton Shaw, who ran with the MCHS cross country team this year, placed first in both the 3200 meter and 1600 meter races.
“Dalton Shaw is a third year runner,” said Coach Hartney. “He is a very strong distance runner.”
Printed in the March 7, 2013 edition