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Jenna Wilson holds the school Triple Jump record (31'10").

Manchester Enterprise - Thursday, May 29, 2003 - Page A6

Wilson advances to State

Freshman will compete in Triple Jump

Clay County's Jenna Wilson will be making her first trip to the KHSAA State Track & Field Championships this Saturday in Lexington. She is the only track & field athlete from CCHS to earn a trip to the state this season. Last season five from the girls' team made the trip to Lexington. The Clay girls and boys squads were the youngest to compete in last weeks regional and by all appearances Clay's future looks bright in track & field.

Several youngsters on both the girls and boys squads turned in personal-best performances and with additional experience, should be regional title contenders in the near future. Wilson, only a freshman, finished second in the Girls Triple Jump (31'01.75") last Thursday in the Class AAA Regional 6 Championships at Pulaski Southwestern High School in Somerset. She will compete in the state championships this Saturday at 4:30 PM at the Shively Track & Field Complex a the University of Kentucky. Wilson currently holds the school record in the Girls Triple Jump at 31'10". Wilson finished a close third in the Long Jump, losing by just 1 1/4 inches.

The top two finishers of each event qualify for the state championships with the top six positions earning team points. Host Pulaski Southwestern won both the girls and boys regional titles. Clay senior Kathy Mathis, who competed in the state championships last season, just missed this time around, placing third in both the Shot Put and Discus Throw.

Here are Clay County's individual results from last Tuesday and Thursday's Class AAA Region 6 Track & Field Championship at Somerset.

*Girls 4x800 Meter Relay, 4th - (sophomore, Kayla Swafford; sixth-grader, Keisha Mathis; sixth-grader, Brittany Collins & sixth-grader, Susan Henson).

*Girls 4x200 Meter Relay, 5th (freshman, Jenna Wilson; sophomore, Beth Sester; sixth-grader, Susan Henson; sixth-grader, Jordan Phillips).

*Boys 4x200 Meter Relay, 5th (senior, Drew Couch; seventh-grader, Cameron Rice; freshman, Phillip Thompson; and freshman, Robbie Tomlin).

*Girls 4x100 Meter Relay, 6th (sophomore, Beth Sester; sixth-grader, Jordan Phillips; sixth-grader, Telisha Copeland; and sixth-grader, Susan Henson).

*Boys 4x100 Meter Relay, 5th (senior, Drew Couch; freshman, Robbie Tomlin; sophomore, Dwight Scalf; and eighth-grader, Matthew Word).

*Girls 4x400 Meter Relay, 5th (freshman, Jenna Wilson; sixth-grader, Jordan Phillips; sophomore, Kayla Swafford and sixth-grader, Susan Henson).

*Boys 4x800 Meter Relay, 6th (freshman, Phillip Thompson; senior, Drew Couch; seventh-grader, Cameron Rice and senior, Adam Reid).

*Girls 100 Meter Hurdles, 6th, freshman, Katie Smallwood. *Girls 3200 Meter Run, 4th, sixth-grader, Brittany Collins. *Girls Shot Put, 3rd, senior, Kathy Mathis. *Girls Discus Throw, 3rd, senior, Kathy Mathis. *Girls Triple Jump, 2nd, freshman, Jenna Wilson (advances to state). *Boys Triple Jump, 4th, Phillip Thompson. *Girls High Jump, 4th (tie), sixth-grader, Jordan Phillips and freshman, Katie Smallwood.

Charles Doll and Denver Word are the girls' and boys' track and field coaches, respectively.

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