2022 ALL-5STAR PREPS TRACK & FIELD TEAM
COACH OF THE YEAR: Larry Blalock, Greeneville. Led the Greeneville boys to their first state championship in track and field since 2014. The Greene Devils scored 68 points to edge Munford (65) for the state crown.
BOYS FIRST TEAM
MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Jaden Stevenson, Greeneville
The senior football/track star dominated in the sprints as he led the Greene Devils to the state Class AA team title. Stevenson captured state championships in the 100 (10.69), 200 (21.54) and 400 (48.58). The University of Arkansas-Little Rock signee also finished second in the state in the long jump (22-02).
Grant Campbell, Heritage: Campbell, a junior, was seventh (6-2) in the state high jump and second (6-4) in the sectional.
Cayden Douglas, Bearden: Bulldogs junior claimed the sectional crown in the high jump (6-6) and was eighth (6-0) at the state meet.
Tezz Dozier, Maryville: Rebels junior emerged as one of the top sprinters in the 5Star Preps coverage area. Dozier was fifth (21.86) and sixth (11.20), respectively, at the state Class AAA meet in the 100 and 200.
Tyler Ebbert, Farragut: Ebbert ran 1:57.02 in the 800 at the Class AAA championships to place second behind state winner Levi Streeval (1:55.75) of Daniel Boone.
Davis Ernsberger, Maryville: Rebels junior was sectional champion in the 400 (49.29). He was also sixth in the state meet in the 400 in 49.95.
Ethan Fulford, CAK: Warriors senior multi-event standout scored 34 points in five individual events at the Division II-A state meet. Fulford won the 110 hurdles in 15.48 and was second in the pole vault (13-0) and 300 hurdles (40.56).
Sam Fulton, Gatlinburg-Pittman: Highlanders senior took gold in one of the best races in the state Class A meet as he won the 800 with a sizzling time of 1:56.53 to edge Carter Bradford (1:56.58) of Sequatchie County.
Mason Gudger, Greeneville: Gudger was the second fastest man in Class AA behind teammate Jaden Stevenson. He placed runner-up to Stevenson in both the 100 (10.71) and 200 (21.86) at the state meet in Murfreesboro.
Adrian Gumm, Maryville: Rebels thrower took second in the state shot put (55-06.50) behind double-gold medalist Eli Penix (57-06.50) of Daniel Boone
Jordan Harris, Alcoa: Junior sprinter/jumper helped the Tornadoes to their second consecutive state team title in Class A. Harris won the long jump with a mark of 22-10.25 and was third in the 200 (22.32) and sixth in the 100 (11.27).
Kaden Keller, HVA: Much-decorated Hawks senior was third in the state Class AAA meet in both the 1600 (4:18.73) and 3200 (9:23.04).
Cooper Lowe, Maryville: Lowe was sectional champ in the 300 hurdles (40.87) and second the 110s (15.52). He was ninth and seventh, respectively, in the events at the state meet.
Evan Maples, HVA: Double-gold medalist in the discus and shot put at the KIL championships and finished second in the sectional discus with an impressive throw of 157-10.
Major Newman, Alcoa: Versatile Tornadoes senior scored in four individual events at the state Class A meet. Newman garnered state titles in the triple jump (44-02.50) and decathlon (5,554 points).
Keegan Smith, Catholic: One of the nation’s top freshman distance runners, Smith won the 1600 (4:20.81) and was fifth in the 3200 (9:54.07) at the state Division II-AA meet.
Braxton White, Sevier County: A multi-event standout for the Smoky Bears, White placed fifth in the state Class AAA meet in the 400 (49.79).
Jacob Berven, Oak Ridge: The OR senior was one of the best combo sprinters/jumpers in the area. Berven was eighth in the long jump (21-04.50) at the state AAA meet and 10th (11.28) in the 200.
Coye Connell, Seymour: Eagles senior thrower was third in the shot put and discus at the state Class AA meet.
Cade Crum, Bearden: Bulldogs distance runner was second in the sectional 1600 in 4:22.13.
Gavin English, Hardin Valley: Posted an impressive mark of 22-1.25 to win the sectional long jump.
Julian Gorfido, Farragut: Admirals sophomore cleared the bar at 12-6 to claim seventh place in the state AAA pole vault.
McKale Hayes, Hardin Valley: A star of the future in the hurdles. The freshman was seventh (41.29) in the state meet in the 300 hurdles. Tremendous raw talent.
Abdul Jaber, Alcoa: Tornadoes senior distance standout was second in the 3200, third in the 1600 and sixth in the 800 at the state Class A championships.
Dwayne Morris, Austin-East: Roadrunners senior was the Class AA state champion in the 800 (1:59.80) and he also placed sixth (51.08) in the 400 at the state meet.
Austin Rome, HVA: Nebraska signee was KIL champion in the 400.
Ben Smith, HVA: Senior sprinter and Memphis signee was the KIL champion in the 100 (10.89) and 200 (21.82).
Dylan Stackhouse, Farragut: Stackhouse was sectional decathlon champion and he also placed eighth (5,035) in the event at the state AAA meet.
Bryce Thompson, Farragut: The freshman registered a fifth-place showing in the state Class AAA shot put with a mark of 49-02.25.
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
CO-FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR: Brooke Taylor and Sidnee Stanton, Hardin Valley
A senior combo jumper/sprinter, Taylor will run track and play softball for Carson-Newman. She is the HVA indoor and outdoor record holder in the long jump, a top-tier triple jumper and was the anchor for the Lady Hawks’ sprint-relay teams.
Stanton, a Tennessee Tech signee, is a two-time state champion in the triple jump. She also ran on the 4×100 and 4×200 relays in addition to long jumping for the HVA girls.
Maddie Archdale, HVA: Lady Hawks sophomore ran 10:56.29 in the 3200 at the state Class AAA championships to garner fifth place
Brianna Baker, Grace Christian: One of the state’s top hurdlers, Baker was Division II-A state champion in the 300s (44.75), winning by 2.5 seconds. She also took second in the 100 hurdles in 15.19.
Mary Reagan Bollig, West: Lady Rebels senior was KIL champion in the pole vault and placed sixth (10-0) in the event at the state Class AAA meet.
Lexi Foley, Farragut: The senior took fourth at the state Class AAA meet in the 800 with a clocking of 2:19.45.
Emma Gives, Morristown West: The junior marked at 36-06.25 to place fourth in the state Class AAA shot put competition.
Anna Graves, Webb: Lady Spartans freshman left her mark on the Division II-AA state meet by placing third in the 800 (2:19.21) and second (11:49.45) in the 3200.
Samantha Harvey, Farragut: Claimed the sectional pole vault title, clearing 10-0. Was also eighth in the event at the state meet.
Andie-Marie Jones, Maryville: The senior long distance specialist claimed a pair of top-five finishes at the state Class AAA meet. Jones was fourth (10:54.03) in the 3200 and fifth (5:10.92) in the 1600 at state. She swept the events at sectionals.
Lennox Langham, Webb: Perhaps the state’s top young jumper, the Lady Spartans’ freshman left her mark at the Division II-AA state meet. Langham won the triple jump (37-08.50) by more than two feet and also claimed a gold medal in the long jump (17-05.25).
Hannah Little, Karns: Just a sophomore, Little showed great versatility in the sprints. She qualified for the state meet in the 100, 200 and 400. Her best finish in the Class AAA championships was fifth place in the 400 (58.54).
Lydia Lovely, Bearden: The sophomore turned in a strong fifth-place (47.56) showing in the 300 hurdles at the state Class AAA meet.
Antiya McAlister, CAK: Junior garnered a pair of thirds in the sprints at the Division II-A state meet. Ran the 100 in 12.63 and the 200 in 26.12.
Ariya Rice, Austin-East: Lady Roadrunners senior was a busy performer at the Class AA state meet as she participated in five events. Rice was second in the 100 (12.58), 400 (59.02) and 200 (25.47).
Laila Rudolph, Bearden: Another up-and-coming young sprinter in the 5Star Preps coverage area, the junior won the 100 and 200 dashes at sectionals. At the Class AAA state meet she was seventh (25.80) in the 200 and 10th (12.81) in the 100.
Gracie Waite, HVA: Just a sophomore, Waite took a silver medal in the shot put at the state Class AAA meet with a mark of 37-06.75.
Parker Willis, Farragut: Lady Admirals trailed only state champion Gabriella Boulay (2:15.65) of Centennial as she placed second (2:16.26) in the AAA state meet in the 800.
Amelia Van Berkel, Oak Ridge: Marked at 111-8 in the discus at the state Class AAA meet to take third place.
Eliza Collins, Jefferson County: Sophomore is one of the premier young multi-event standouts in the area.
Jazzlyn Garmer, Webb: Lady Spartans eighth grader claimed the Division-II AA state title in the 3200 in 11:10.08.
Cassidy Hill, Powell: Lady Panthers senior cleared 5-0 to win the KIL title in the high jump.
Madison Johnson, Campbell County: Lady Cougars junior topped 5-4 to place second at sectionals in the high jump. Was also ninth at the state meet in the event.
Stefani Johnson, Gatlinburg-Pittman: The junior was crowned state champion in the Class A state meet after winning the 1600 in 5:36.87.
Elissa Longmire, Jefferson County: The 10th grader earned fifth place at the state AAA meet in the shot put (35-08.75).
Maddox Mayfield, McMinn Central: Chargerettes sophomore claimed the state AA title in the 400 (58.89).
Kate Robinson, West: Robinson had second (5:11.17) and eighth-place (5:12.49) finishes, respectively, at the sectional and state meets.
Olivia Rodgers, CAK: The Lady Warriors’ senior took home state gold at the DII-A meet in the 400 (58.90).
Kacey Webb, Morristown West: Took honors in the sectional discus with a toss of 123-07.