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Ravenwood Lady Raptors are Section 3 Champions! Rowland advances in 400!

After several close runners up and third place finishes throughout the years, Ravenwood’s Lady Raptors claimed their first sectional championship since 2007 on Thursday, defeating runners up Brentwood 137-120.  Competing in one of the best and deepest sections in the state, the girls qualified in two field events, ten running events, and the pentathlon, showcasing how talented they are in each discipline – sprints, distance, relays, jumps, and hurdles.  Here are the day’s results by event:

4x800m – Taylor Hill, Caroline Groves, Julia Henderson, Grace Parsons (2nd)
100m hurdles – Amber Tanner (2nd)
4x200m – Sarah Klippenstein, Madeline Ballard, Addison White, Kennedy McCoy (3rd)
1600m – Annika Sleenhof (2nd)
4x100m – Sarah Klippenstein, Kennedy McCoy, Riley White, Amber Tanner (1st)
400m – Riley White (1st), Addison White (3rd)
300m hurdles – Amber Tanner (1st)
800m – Grace Parsons (3rd), Julia Henderson (4th)
3200m – Annika Sleenhof (1st), Jamie Blaylock (4th)
4x400m – Amber Tanner, Caroline Groves, Riley White, Grace Parsons (1st)

For the boys, the 4x800m (Tim Cody, Jack Dang, Carter Myers, Kevin McGinnity) ran a great race and just missed qualifying for state with their fifth place finish.  Senior Chris Rowland, running in only his third ever open 400m, broke 51 seconds to finish fourth and advance to the state championship.

The state meet is next week at MTSU.  The pentathlon is Monday, girls finals are Thursday, and boys finals are Friday.