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Knoxville Track And Field Look To Capitalize On Several Events At State This Week

Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Beyond expectations. That is what Knoxville Boys Track and Field Coach Eric Kellar would describe the state qualifying meet last week for his team and for the most part, the latter half of the season. Kellar says the South Central Conference meet the week prior to the State Qualifier showed him what his guys can do with their hard work. Girls Coach Brad McWilliams could also say that with many on his team. One runner that comes to mind is freshman Abbey Jackson. She qualified in the 200 and is a part of the distance medley relay team. McWilliams tells KNIA/KRLS she needed some time to get confidence in herself before she could take off. The State Track and Field Meet will get underway at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on Thursday.

Katie Keitges: qualified in the 400, 800, and 1500
Trent Davis: qualified in the 110m Hurdles and Long Jump
Bree Burton: qualified in the 800
Abbey Jackson: qualified in the 200
Travis Peterson: qualified in the Shot Put
The girls distance medley relay: Bailey Carter, Abbey Jackson, Emery Neer, Katie Keitges
The boys distance medley relay: Trent Davis, Joe Hollinrake, Titius Chapman, Justin Little
The boys 4×400 relay: Titius Chapman, Justin Little, Trent Davis, Joe Hollinrake

Photo taken by John Keitges, submitted by Ryan Rump