Hendersonville Standard

Sumner County results from TSSAA state track and field championships

Beech’s Wesley Luisi runs the Class AAA boys 1600 meter run at Middle Tennessee State’s Dean A. Hayes Stadium. By Christina Moore

Track and field season wrapped up in Sumner County this week with the Class A, AA, AAA and Division II championships.

Though the area did not produce an event winner, eight of the county’s 44 state qualifiers ended up with top-four finishes.

Merrol Hyde junior Parker Breitling (800 meter) and Portland’s Will Hester (300 hurdles) were awarded silver medals in their respective events. The runner-up finishes were the best among all county individuals. 

White House’s 4×200 relay team (Caroline Cooper, Maddy Hanlon, Emily Tiepelman and Lauren Davis) placed fifth in Class AA for the county’s best relay finish, and Merrol Hyde placed 16th among Class A boys programs for the highest team standing in Sumner County.

Results from each county track and field qualifier can be viewed below:

Class A

Merrol Hyde 


800: Parker Breitling, second place

1600: Ryan Breitling, fourth place

4 x 400: seventh place

4 x 800: sixth place


3200: Ella Summers, third place. Sophie Bricker, seventh place

4 x 800: eighth place

Class AA

Liberty Creek

1600: Abi Cobb, third place

3200: Abi Cobb, seventh place

100 hurdles: Whitney Robinson, DNP

High jump: Marie Pederson, seventh place


110 hurdles: Will Hester, DQ

300 hurdles: Will Hester, second place

Discus: Seth Rippy, seventh place

High jump: Benjamin Bradley, third place

White House

400: Emily Tiepelman, fourth place

Triple jump: Caroline Cooper, sixth place

4 x 200: fifth place

Class AAA



800: Garrett Tunks, 12th place

1600: Wesley Luisi, eighth place

3200: Jamison Stenzel, eighth place


400: Morgan Page, seventh place

Discus: Keaton Campbell, 10th place

4 x 400: 13th place

4 x 800: fifth place**



100: JaZarius Ellis, 14th place


Long jump: Camaria Corder, eighth place

Discus: Faith Hopgood, ninth place


Discus: Caden Parizek, ninth place

Station Camp


Pole vault: Aidan Garner, 10th place

4 x 800: seventh place


200: Emrie Springs, seventh place

3200: Brynn Balturshot, fourth place*

Pole vault: Allie Shingleton, sixth place

Division II-AA

Pope Prep

400: Sarah Kopf, sixth place

Long jump: Kate Hisrich, fifth place

*Denotes school record

**Denotes Sumner County record