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Raider track picks up top 5 at Oakland’s Patriot Invitational

Xavier Randolph fires the discus Friday, April 7, 2023. Randolph placed second in the Patriot Invitational. -- Photo by Holly Peterson, Thunder Radio WMSR

It was certainly a “Good Friday” for the Coffee County Central Track & Field Program on April 7.

Fighting through cold, cloudy and rainy conditions, Raider track took 4th out of 10 in girls and 4th out of 12 teams in boys for a solid day.

In girls, Oakland took first place with 154.5 points. Blackman placed second with 118, Central Magnet third at 93.5 and Coffee County fourth with 79.5 accumulated points.

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Meanwhile, the Raider boys finished with 70.5 points, which was good enough for fourth behind Oakland’s 157.5, Blackman at 130 and Kenwood at 101.5

Coffee County had a pair of first place finishers on the day, both coming in distance events:

-Fletcher Barnard, 1st place in boys 1600 meter run with a time of 4:44.05

-Kailee Rossman, 1st place in girls 1600 meter run with a time of 5:51.92

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Coffee County’s Xavier Randolph placed second in shot put and discus throw. In discus Randolph hurled 134-07 to take second behind Malachi Rice of Macon County with 140-04.

Randolph barely missed first in shot put by just 8.5 inches. He came in second with 42-02.50 to Kaden Mowl (Oakland) 42-11.

Red Raider Travis Martin just missed the top spot in high jump, placing second at 5-06, which was 2 inches off Jakoby Cox (Kenwood) first place mark of 5-08.

You can see the complete list of results by clicking here.

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