CMCSS Athletes Take State Championship, Other Awards
June 20, 2013
Please note: This article was originally published on 6/20/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
Congratulations to our state champion athletes! For the first time ever in CMCSS history, a track team (boys or girls) has won a state title. The Northeast High School Girls Track Team won the state championship in Murfreesboro in late May. Team members include Brittany Kelly, Briana Kelly, Sonja White, Rebecca Blackwell, Erika Dunlop, Dominique Cooper, Daisia Frank and Danielle Craft. They were honored by the School Board for their accomplishments.
Among the single event winners was Brittany Kelly, who won four state titles, including the pentathlon, the long jump, the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. She is the first track athlete from the city to win four individual state titles in one state meet and the third straight year that CMCSS has produced an individual state champion.
Also, this week, Kelly captured one of the highest individual honors that a high school star can receive. Kelly, herself, accounted for 40 of Northeast’s 65 state championship-clinching points and follows last year’s Gatorade Players of the Year in The Gatorade Player of the Year program recognizes a winner from each of the 50 states, including Washington D.C., that sanctions high school football, girls volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and track and is handed out to one winner in each sport, within each state. Each of those individuals have an opportunity to be named the National Gatorade Player of the Year.
Kelly’s sister, Brianna, who graduated in May and will attend APSU with a track scholarship, also won a state title in the high jump and Sonja White finished fourth in the 200 and eighth in the pentathlon. Finishing fourth in the 4×4 were Kelly, Frank, White and Craft. Their coach is Christina Webb.
West Creek’s Phillip Smith also brought home a state championship in the long jump. Smith, who graduated in May, will attend Lipscomb University this fall.