Despite a personal best in the high jump and a number 1 finish in the shot put, Coffee County Lady Raider Haley Banks could not finish aboard the medal platform for the Pentathlon at the TSSAA Spring Fling state track meet on Monday. Banks started the 5 event competition with a 10th place finish in the 100M hurdles with a time of 16.46. Next up was the High Jump where Banks cleared 4’ 7 ¾” which was almost 4 inches better than her previous personal best. In the Shot Put, Banks was the only competitor to surpass the 10 meter mark in winning the event at 34’ 10 ½”.
That event moved her into 8th place on the day but she could not hold it jumping 14’ 4” in the Long Jump and completing the 800M run in 2:51. Haley will compete individually in the 100M hurdles and the Shot Put later this week. The first preliminary heat for the hurdles will be at 5:00 PM on Wednesday with the shot out taking place at 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. Coffee County’s Karson Young qualified in the triple jump which will take place at 10:15 on Thursday morning.