EHS track & field ready for state meet

Published 9:29 am Thursday, May 25, 2017

MURFREESBORO—As the Lady Cyclones softball team took on Sweetwater in the state softball tournament Wednesday, EHS track and field athletes Camryn Koroma, Heather Feuchtenberger, and Jasmine Roberts were on hand to cheer on their classmates.
However, today, the three Lady Cyclones will themselves be competing in the 2017 TSSAA Class A-AA State Meet at Middle Tennessee State University.
Elizabethton’s head track and field coach Leslee Bradley was also in attendance Wednesday and said that her team is anxious to get to work.
“It is always exciting when you get to this point in the season,” said Bradley. “With Camryn and Heather being returnees, you don’t have those jitters of just being down here. Heather and Camryn are really focused on the job at hand and are ready to go out and get good performances.”
For Feuchtenberger, who is a senior, this will be her last chance to win a state title as she races in the 800-meter race. Feuchtenberger qualified for the Spring Fling with a second place finish in the East Sectional early this season in Chattanooga. This is not Feuchtenberger’s first rodeo after placing third in the 800 at last year’s state meet.
“For the past week, we have been talking about strategy,” said Feuchtenberger. “I am thinking I am just going to just go out tomorrow and run my race. It is my last chance, and I am really excited to see what happens.”
Like Feuchtenberger, this will not be Koroma’s first appearance in Murfreesboro after placing sixth in the girls’ discus in 2016. This time around, Koroma will participate in the discus throw and shot put. With one trip already in the books, Koroma said she feels confidence about what she can do this year.
“This year, I feel a little experienced,” said Koroma. “I’m not as nervous as I was last year but I am still nervous. I feel like I can handle it a little better and I can keep my situation straight.”
Roberts, who is a freshman, will also compete in the girls’ shot put and discus. With this being her first time on the big stage, Roberts said she is feeling the pressure.
“It is, kind of, intimidating,” said Roberts. “There are all of these people who have been here before, and they know what is going to happen. I am trying to figure it out myself.”
The girls’ discus will be at 10:15 a.m., while shot put will be at 12:15 p.m. Running events start at 3 p.m. All times are central standard time.
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