Track starts, but rain delays first pitch for baseball
Story originally posted at knoxnews.com
BY JOHN SHEARER
Sunday, July 29, 2007
One of the marquee AAU Junior Olympic sports track and field hit full stride Saturday at University of Tennessee's Tom Black Track with the first day of competition in the 18 and under decathlon and heptathlon.
Andre McDonald of Kansas City won both the long jump (22 feet 4 inches) and the high jump (7 feet 2 inch). Not to be outdone, Benjamin Davies of Franklin won the shot put with a toss of 53 feet and also won the 400-meter dash in 49.51 seconds.
Travis Rainey of Sarasota, Fla., won the 100 in 11.08.
In the heptathlon, Chelsey Thomas of Atlanta won both the high jump (5-7) and the 200 (24.68).
Chelsea Carrier of Buckhannon, W.Va., won the 100 hurdles in 14.33, while Brittany Borman of DeSoto, Mo., won the shot put (44-2).
Rain Issues: Due to the rain that came through early Saturday, the 16 and under baseball games were all canceled.
The games will be made up on Monday. Today's games will be as scheduled.
Elite Perfect: Webb School's Glory Johnson and her Tennessee Elite girls basketball team are undefeated at 3-0 for first place in Pool E.
In the other divisions, Oklahoma Select and Maryland Choice Red are tied for first in Pool A, the Oklahoma Pride and Missouri Valley MoJos tied for first in Pool B, the Texas Express won in Pool C with two wins, and the Arizona Mavericks and the North CarolinaWilkes Diamonds tied for first place in Pool D.
The games are being held at Alcoa High School, Eagleton Middle School, William Blount Middle School and Alcoa Middle School.
Sound Of Clogging: Several clogging teams likely felt as though they were on Rocky Top at the Civic Auditorium.
Eleven gold medals, 11 silvers and one bronze were awarded.
Give Me A Gold: At the Convention Center, first place finishes in cheerleading went to Gloria's Cheer Elite (Mini), Fit Stop Falcons (Pee Wee and Junior Prep), and Loker Studio (Junior and Senior Divisions and Pom Competition).