By Rick Sheek
KNOXVILLE — Happy Valley senior pole vaulter Emily Holtsclaw advanced to next week’s state track and field meet in Murfreesboro.
So did Elizabethton’s 4×400 girls’ relay team of senior Whitney Roberts, sophomore Kyra McCrary, junior Mandi Largent and junior Katie May in Tuesday’s Class A-AA East Tennessee Sectional at Christian Academy of Knoxville.
However, several other local athletes are on standby as to whether they will compete in the 20th annual Spring Fling. That won’t be determined until after Thursday’s Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee Sectionals.
Two athletes from each event, at each Sectional, qualify automatically. The third- and fourth-place finishers are then considered for the final two spots, with the top two efforts locking in to complete the eight-athlete fields.