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Cody Hooten soars through hurdles to medal twice for the Junior High track team this week. (Photos by Austin Smith)

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Sariah Vargas paired with Blair Dowell to place a total of three times in the high jump this week, as Dowell finished second and Vargas placed third and sixth in their two meets this week.

Junior High track places seventh at Ringwood Meet

Last week’s rain wasn’t enough to keep the Canton Junior High track teams from competing in a pair of meets in Okeene and Ringwood. 

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Jenny Delgado and Hanna Nobles both qualify for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles.

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Josh Edwards pass the baton off to Deonte Murray in the 400-meter relay. The Tigers finished fourth in the event.

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Andre Crawford turns on the juice in the 800-meter run to win his heat. (Photos by Austin Smith)

Track teams compete at Fairview, Covington-Douglas

The Canton track teams hit the road last week, as both the high school and fifth/ sixth-grade teams attended meets. The high school boys and girls competed in Fairview last

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Deonte Murray clears the bar in his first high jump attempt of the season. Murray matched his personal-best mark of five foot, four inches, which he set last year at the Regional Meet.

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(TOP) Brooks Martin hands the baton off to anchor Deonte Murray in the 800-meter relay.

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After a breakout season on the basketball court, Nate Bates is hoping to transfer some of that success onto the track for Canton.

(Photos by Austin

Smith)

Shorthanded Tigers compete at Cherokee Meet

In the mile relay, the Tigers finished with a time of 4:21.05. In the shot put, Johnie Burton had Canton’s best toss of 33 feet, 10 inches. 

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Senior Haylee Nusz is expected to be a leader on the track squad this Spring. Nusz will be competing in many of the distance events this year.

(Photos by Austin Smith)

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Senior Jenny Delgado earns the Lady Tigers’ only point in the season-opening meet with her sixth-place finish in the the long jump. Delgado is hoping to make it to the State Meet in 2019, after falling just short as a junior.

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Taylor Dowell clears the bar in the high jump. Dowell will be one of the Lady Tigers more reliable participants as she will not only participate in the high jump, but also on the relay teams.

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Hopelin Hood competes in the 200-meter dash. The freshman is expected to be one of Canton’s fastest athletes, and will also be helping on the relay teams.

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Hanna Noble competes in both the hurdle events and finished just shy of qualifying for the Regional Final last Spring as a freshman.

Canton girls notch season-opening track efforts

The Canton High School girls’ track team competed in Cherokee last Friday, where they only managed to score a single team point in their first meet of the season. 

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After the boys team failed to have a single athlete qualify for the State Meet in 2018, senior Deonte Murray looks to lead a strong group of runners this season.

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Gabby Martin qualified for State in the High Jump in 2018, Taylor Dowell will be looking to follow in her footsteps this year. (Photos by Austin Smith)

Tiger track seasons kick off this week

It’s officially spring, which means the sun will start shining more often and the Canton Tigers will be kicking off track season at all levels. 

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