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Monday, June 27, 2011
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    Randall Freeman
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Runner of the Year

Randall Freeman

The Ooltewah senior qualified for four events at the Class AAA state meet and finished fourth in the grueling decathlon, which included winning the discus and shot put disciplines. He also competed in the shot put, triple jump and discus events at the state meet and for the regular season had the area’s top shot distance by more than a foot and was tops among area triple jumpers as well. He ranked second in the area in the discus and was among the area’s top five 400-meter runners.

Freeman has signed a football scholarship with Carson-Newman.

“He didn’t have the state meet he wanted, but he still dominated area competition,” Ooltewah coach Angela Warren said. “He’s just such a versatile athlete. This was his second year to even try the decathlon, and he made it to the state without even competing in the pole vault portion. He’s very coachable. Whatever you ask him to do, he’ll do it. And he’s usually really good at whatever we ask him to do. I tell him he’s like a freak of nature as an athlete.”

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    Larry Cotton
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Coach of the Year

Larry Cotton

In Cotton’s 29th year as Bradley Central’s coach, the Bears were undefeated during the regular season, including winning the 17-team Riverdale Invitational and the 35-team Optimist Championship. Bradley finished in the top 20 at the Vol Classic, which included teams from across the nation, and was the region runner-up heading into the state meet.

“Experience was the biggest thing for us,” Cotton said. “These guys have been with us since they were freshmen, and they were due. They were hungry to prove themselves. This was very much a team effort this year. We didn’t have just one kid who carried us; we had several who we knew could place high and score points for us.

“We’re more known as a distance runner school, but for the last couple of years we’ve had some of the best sprinters in the area. Those sprinters carried us this year. The trick now is to get the sprinters and distance runners together at the same time and have a chance at a state championship.”

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    Bradley Davis
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Bradley Davis

Walker Valley

Senior

He won the AAA 100-meter state title with the fastest time among all classifications and also was in the 200.

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    Steven Dodd
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Steven Dodd

Bradley Central

Senior

He was among the area’s top 200-meter sprinters and helped the Bears post the area’s top 4x200 time.

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    Simon Holden
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Simon Holden

Baylor

Sophomore

He won the Division II 1600-meter state title and also competed in the 3200 and the 4x800 relay.

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    Justin Houston
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Justin Houston

Bradley Central

Junior

He was on the area’s top 4x200 relay team and the 4x100 and was among the area’s top 300-meter hurdlers.

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    Jacob Huesman
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Jacob Huesman

Baylor

Senior

He was fourth in the Division II state long jump and also competed in the state 100 and 200 dashes.

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    Iman Isang
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Iman Isang

McCallie

Junior

He finished second in the state 110 hurdles and had one of the area’s fastest times in the 300 hurdles.

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    Jabrie Leverett
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Jabrie Leverett

Tyner

Senior

He finished third in the Class A/AA state 400 and had the area’s fastest times in that event and the 200.

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    Josh Robinson
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Josh Robinson

Red Bank

Senior

He won the Class A/AA state title in the 110 hurdles and was second in the 300 hurdles and 4x100 relay.

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    Kameno Watson
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Kameno Watson

Red Bank

Junior

He finished second in the A/AA state 200 and 4x100 relay and finished sixth in the 100-meter dash.

Second team

Chris Abernathy Signal Mountain Junior

Denzell Bynum North Jackson Senior

Andrew Leonard East Hamilton Senior

Hunter Lewis Sequatchie County Senior

Chris Pineda Dalton Senior

Demarcus Rogers Central Senior

Demarcus Simpson LaFayette Senior

Patrick Taylor Arts & Sciences Sophomore

T.J. Warren Ooltewah Junior

Terrance Wilson McCallie Senior

Teams of the year

1-- BRADLEY CENTRAL

The Bears did not lose a meet in the regular season, including championships at the Optimist and Riverdale invitationals.

2-- RED BANK

The Lions finished fifth in the Class A/AA state meet.

3-- McCALLIE

The Blue Tornado finished fifth in the Division II state meet.