no avatar

Wildcat quartet breaks tape

Submitted • Feb 3, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Wilson Central’s quartet of (from left) seniors Nathan Peterson, John Elrod and Joel Barlow and junior Baylor Franklin finished second in the 4-by-800 relay in 8:02.36, currently the best in Tennessee and 15th best in the country this indoor season during last weekend’s Last Chance Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

Barlow ran a 9:17.21, a meet and track record and fourth fastest in the nation this winter to win the boys’ 3,200-meter run.

Elrod was third in the 1,600 meters in 4:22.51 and fourth in the 800 in 1:57.35. Franklin was eighth in 1:59.37. Junior Grant Pody was 31st in 4:42.71 in the 1,600 meters.

Some of the best track and field athletes from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi participated in the meet. Central will compete this weekend in the Vanderbilt High School Indoor Invitational.

Recommended for You

    Lebanon Democrat Videos