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Two from WCHS track headed to state
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WCHS track and field traveled to Cookeville for the sectionals where 12 Warren County and DeKalb County athletes were competing for a spot in the state tournament. Two from the high school team qualified for state with both being DCHS students.

Ella VanVranken will be representing the WCHS team after placing third in the girls 1600-meter run, only placing behind two Nolensville representatives. VanVranken finished the run in 5:11.98 qualifying her for the state tournament.

Ally Beneke also qualified for state with her high jump placing second at sectionals jumping at a height of 5’6”.  She also fell short of first place to a Nolensville representative who barely beat her height. The two DeKalb County athletes will represent Warren County in the state tournament.

Though the Lady Pioneers only qualified in two events, many were close to making it with Kyra Perkins placing sixth in both the 200-meter dash and the long jump where she landed at an impressive 15 foot and 4.25 inches. She was just a few inches short of qualifying for long jump.

Warren County placed eighth in the girls 4x200 meter relay with Savannah Winfree, Beneke, Katie Toney and Perkins, despite winning first in their heat.

The competition in the second heat was tight, and the Lady Pioneers lost out by :03. They placed 10th in the 4x100 relay with only :04 seconds separating them and the first-place finishers.

Warren County ranked 14 out of 18 in the tournament for the girls events, and the boys ranked last with sectionals having tough competition. Nolensville and Rockvale both placed in the top three in boys and girls, having a great showing at the sectionals.

Beneke and VanVranken will be travelling to Murfreesboro on May 26 at MTSU.