EHS, HV track athletes to vie for state gold

2:15 am | May 21, 2013

Seven athletes from Elizabethton and Happy Valley will take part in the track and field meet which begins on Wednesday. All of the participants worked out on Monday at Science Hill High School in preparation for the event.

Kaitlyn Simerly and Emily Holtsclaw will represent the Warriors in the pole vault competition.

Nikolia Simpson will compete in the shot put and discus events while Katie May, Whitney Roberts, Kyra McCray and Mandi Largent will vie for a state title in the 4×400 relay.

Happy Valley track coach Matt Estep feels like his duo could have a shot to place in the top-five and collect All-State honors if they compete like they’re capable.

“They’re seeded fifth and sixth and both were at 7-6 in the region,” said Estep. “Emily has been up around 8-6. The third seed is listed at 8-0 so both of them have a shot.”

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