Three from Blaze compete in AAU Junior Olympics

Three Clinton Lady Blaze athletes competed at the AAU Junior Olympics last week.

Charlotte Hutchison, Kenzlee Hutchison and Adeline Queener represented Knoxville Youth Athletics at the event, which was held in Florida.

Competition concluded on Saturday.

Kenzlee Hutchison finished third in the discus with a throw of 57 feet, 4 inches. She took sixth in shotput with a mark of 25-11.

Charlotte Hutchison claimed fifth place in her age division of the shotput competition with an effort of 15-0. The mark was her personal best.

Queener competed in the sprint races. In the 100-meter dash, she posted a time of 17.48 seconds. In the 200, she had a time of 36.65 seconds and in the 400, she completed the race in 1:32.20.

The Blaze and Lady Blaze cross-country teams will begin preseason workouts this week; see coach Terri Kerley to sign up. The team is open to athletes in grades 3-6.

Cross Country Schedule: The Blaze cross country is tentatively set to begin on Sept. 5 with the Victor Ashe Park Fall Classic. The season will go until late October. The Blaze will be at Cove Lake on Sept. 9 (elementary schools meet) and Sept. 10 (middle schools meet). Clinton will be at Walters State-Sevierville Sept. 14-15. The Blaze will be at the Leisure Polls Meet Sept. 21-22. The Blaze teams travel to Knoxville and Johnson University Sept. 28-29.

The area championships are on Oct.10 and the state championships are scheduled for Oct. 24.

A cross-country pancake breakfast will be held on Sept. 19 at the Apple Blossom from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $5 and all proceeds benefit the Blaze cross-country programs.

Basketball record book: Clinton City Schools athletic director E.T. Stamey has assembled a record book for the Blaze and Lady Blaze basketball teams.

The Lady Blaze record for rebounds in a single game is seven. It’s shared by Kenzlee Hutchison and Abby Phillips. Both players pulled down seven boards in games last season. The Lady Blaze record for assists in a single game is six, set by Josie Moody in 2018.

Archery Class: Stamey said that he plans on beginning an archery class for the 2020-2021 academic year.