Banks Throws Personal Best In Track Meet

TrackHaley Banks of the Coffee County track team threw a personal best 36 feet 4 inches in the shot put in the Great 8 Invitational Meet on Tuesday night at Vanderbilt to finish in 2nd place. The 1st place finisher, Kennesha Nichols of Ensworth, also threw a personal best edging Haley out by 1 inch as Banks threw 8 inches further than her career best. Since 2000, the Great 8 meet has attracted the best High School Track and Field athletes in Middle Tennessee and pits them against each other at Vanderbilt╩╝s beautiful facilities. There is only one heat/section of each event, and so only the best eight performances in the midstate are accepted into the meet, along with the next 3 performances as alternates in those events. Banks was also selected as an alternate for the 100M hurdles but did not compete. Lexee Miller was invited as the 1st alternate for the Discus but did not compete. The CHS Track team will travel to Cookeville on Thursday for a meet at Cookeville High School. Field events begin at 3:00 PM.