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Catie Leonard made her State Championship debut after throwing a 29.1 at sectionals  was a personal best making it to state.

Quinn Scheller made her State Championship debut in the 400 and ran a strong race finishing with a time of 1:08:07.

Isabelle Johnson made it to the state championship in two events. First with the 1600 running  6:10.23 and second in the 3200 placing 8th with a time of 13:37.94.

Lastly,  Melina Summey had a huge personal record in 3200 running a 13:31.61 placing 7th over all.

Way to go, Lady Bucs Track Stars!

The following article was printed in the Johnson City Press:

 Pair of HV athletes nab all-state track honors
Tanner Cook
May 25, 2021

MURFREESBORO — In his first season competing in the sport of track & field, Happy Valley junior Cameron Cochran had quite the year to remember.

His season culminated on Tuesday at the TSSAA Division I Small School state championships at Rockvale High School, where he finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 114-9 — good enough for all-state honors.

The top eight in each event received all-state medals.

Even though it was not his best throw, Cochran still looks at the day as a success.

“I had a rough day today. I didn’t really throw what I wanted to,” Cochran said. “This means a lot to me. I’ve had a lot of people help me get here with training and supporting me.”

Union City’s Taylan Tribble won the competition with a monstrous throw of 168-4. That vaulted him to the top of the season rankings for Tennessee in all classifications and was also a personal-best by more than two feet.

“Everything has been what I expected and more,” Cochran said. “Hopefully, I can take what I learned this year and apply it next year.

“It’s very special to represent Happy Valley. I’ve been going to this school for 11 years and I’ll never stop being proud of this school.”

Another Happy Valley runner that earned high honors was freshman Marcida Moore, who finished eighth in the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.76.

Two University High distance runners nabbed the final all-state spots in the girls 3,200 meters as Melina Summey finished seventh (13:31.61) and Isabelle Johnson eighth (13:37.94).

South Greene, in its first year as a program and under the direction of Joe Case, turned in a very successful day on the big stage.

East Tennessee State signee Abbey King won the high jump with a clearance of 5-2.

Logan Wagner turned in a massive personal best in the shot put with a throw of 51-2.5 that earned him runner-up honors.

Blake May and Ronan Buss both earned honors in the pole vault, finishing fourth and seventh, respectively.

Teammates Jalen Ingram and Chandler Fillers tried for fourth place in the high jump, both clearing 5-8 and having the same amount of misses.

Senior standout athlete Haley Kells was third in the triple jump with a leap of 35-8 and also third in the 100 hurdles (17.02).

West Greene freshman thrower Abbey Cox medaled in both the shot put (fifth, 32-9) and discus (third, 99-2).

In the boys 100 dash, Pearl Cohan’s Barion Brown tied the state-meet record — set by West Creek’s Markeece Shufford in 2019 — with a scintillating time of 10.49 seconds.



Assistant Coach:

Alan Cox,
United States Track and Field
Level 1 Certified Coach
(423) 767-8268


University High Track and Field 2021


3/16                           Citizen Bank Invite                                                Elizabethton, TN


3/23                           Science Hill High School                                      Johnson City, TN


4/5                             Greeneville High School                                      Greeneville, TN


4/15                           3 Rivers Conference                                             Elizabethton, Tn


4/20                           Greeneville High School                                      Greeneville, Tn


4/27                           Science Hill High School                                      Johnson City, Tn


5/1                             Texas Roadhouse Replays                                  Kingsport, Tn   DB


5/7 – 5/8                  Times-News Relays (ONLY TOP 9 IN AREA)          Kingsport, Tn   DB


5/15                           Sectionals                                                                Johnson City, Tn


5/29                           STATE MEET

UH Track Athlete Skyler Miller to Sign With King University

UH Track Team State Qualifiers


Good luck to our to University School Track Team State Qualifiers at the State Meet on Tuesday, May 25th!

Isabelle Johnson
Quinn Scheller
Melina Summey
Catie Leonard

Go, Bucs, Go!


Skyler MillerPlease mark your calendars and make plans attend the signing ceremony of University High track athlete Skyler Miller.  The signing will take place in the school gym (Alexander Hall) May 18 at 3:30pm.  Miller will be signing to continue his academic and athletic career at King University.

Miller, a senior at University High School, will sign with King to run track as a member of the sprint team in the Class of 2025. Miller is captain of the UH track team and a two-time UH MVP Sprinter. He competes in the 200- and 400-meter races. Miller plans to study exercise science at King. He is the son of Dan and Mary Ellen Miller of Johnson City. He is a member of Grace Fellowship Church where he takes part in the student Leadership team and teaches Sunday school. He is active in UH YoungLife. For the past year he worked at The Firehouse Restaurant as a team member and line cook. He recently became an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and will lifeguard this summer. He is a 2018 Insight STEM Academy graduate and was a junior cotillion teacher in 2018/2019.

“Skyler is our team leader and captain,” said Coach Meagan Lyons. “Being our only senior, he stepped up and helped his teammates get better.  Whether it was blocks or handoffs, he was willing help.  He led warmups at practices and helped everyone to know when to start warming up for event ant meets."

Please join us in celebrating Skyler Miller's high school career as well as his signing with King University.  Note that in order to provide the safest environment possible, masks are required on campus at ETSU as well as maintaining social distancing while attending the event.  Should you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to Coach Justin Penley(). 



Congratulations to our University School Track Team State Qualifiers:

Isabelle Johnson
Quinn Scheller
Melina Summey
Catie Leonard

Times-News Relays:

Stats for all events and the following article was printed in theJohnson City Press:

Three locals nab state auto-bids in small schools sectionals
Tanner Cook
May 12, 2021

DANDRIDGE — What started as a rainy, dreary and cold Wednesday turned out to be a pleasant one at the Division I East Small Schools sectional track meet at Jefferson County’s Leroy Shannon Field.

Northeast Tennessee athletes had some mild success, but the competition was dominated by the Chattanooga-area schools of Signal Mountain and Brainerd.

The Signal Mountain Lady Eagles dominated the girls competition, winning the team title with 211 points, taking home gold medals in a variety of events from the discus, triple jump and sprinting events all the way up to the longest distance race.

The Brainerd Panthers barely edged out Alcoa with 145 points and had to win the final event to nab the boys team title. The Tornadoes were second with 141 points.

Only the top four in each event automatically qualified to the state meet on May 25 at Rockvale. Four additional at-large bids will be handed out next week when every sectional is completed based on the best marks statewide.

Happy Valley freshman Marcida Moore continued her strong opening campaign, finishing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. She was also fifth in the 300 hurdles, giving her a strong chance to receive an at-large bid in the event.

“It was really cold when we first got here and it was tough to run the 100 hurdles,” Moore said. “You could definitely tell it was tough based on everyone’s times. I think I pulled through and I’m going to state, so it wasn’t that bad.

“At the beginning of the season, I was doing four events — 100 hurdles, 100, 4x100 and 300 hurdles — but I injured my knee. I started to focus on hurdles mostly after that and I’ve done well so far.”

The only other local auto-qualifier on the girls side was University High’s Catie Leonard, who finished fourth in the shot put.

Happy Valley also had the only boys individual qualifier as Cameron Cochran was runner-up in the discus. He was leading the competition going into the final throw, but Alcoa’s Braxton Baumann bettered him on the final attempt.

“Throwing in this wind is probably one of the craziest things that’s happened today,” Cochran said. “I’ve never thrown in wind that strong and when I was throwing, it was blowing right at me. Luckily, I pushed out the throw and ended up getting second place.

“It feels amazing being able to go to state because I’ve never been to state for anything. I’m going to try to get top eight or even top five at the state meet.”

Going into the 4x400 relay, Brainerd and Alcoa sat atop the boys standing with 135 points each.

Brainerd anchor leg Keon Wheeler — who won the 400 earlier in the day — flexed his finishing strength in the dying stages of the race and passed Austin-East in the final 150 meters to give the Panthers the final 10 points.

Alcoa finished third in the race.


Athletic News Articles
Athletic News Articles.  The following stats were printed in the Johnson City Press:

Roadrunners blister local teams at DCTC Relays
May 1, 2021
Texas Roadhouse/DCTC Relays

At Dobyns-Bennett

Saturday, May 1


Team Results

1 Elizabeth Seton (MD) 203, 2 Dobyns-Bennett 116.5, 3 Daniel Boone 87, 4 Volunteer 73, 5 Science Hill 41, 6 Morristown East 38, 7 South Greene 34.5, 8 Unicoi County 34, 9 Lincolnton (NC) 18, 10 Elizabethton 16, 11 David Crockett 14, 12 Tri-Cities Christian Academy 9, 13 University High 6, 14 Sullivan South 5, Providence Academy 4.

Top 3 Individual Finishers


DMR — 1 Daniel Boone 13:02.77, 2 Science Hill 13:30.40, 3 University High 15:01.45.


Athletics Press Articles

The following was printed in the Johnson City Press:

East sweeps Three Rivers track titles
Tanner Cook
Apr 15, 2021


Three Rivers Conference Championships

Thursday, April 15

At LaPorte Track Complex, Elizabethton


Team Results

1 Sullivan East 156, 2 Sullivan South 107, 3 Elizabethton 88, 4 Sullivan Central 77, 5 University High 65.5, 6 Unicoi County 39.5, 7 Happy Valley 36, 8 Johnson County 10.

Most Outstanding Athlete

Madison Cowan, Sullivan South

Top 5 Individual Finishers

100 – 1 Kaiya Simmons (Eliz) 13.42, 2 Emily Fain (SE) 13.54, 3 Kylee Collins (SE) 14.01, 4 Riley Nelson (SE) 14.04, 5 Taylor Wilson (SC) 14.53.

200 – 1 Autumn Stanley (SE) 28.62, 2 Olivia Holly (Eliz) 29.87, 3 Kylee Collins (SE) 30.50, 4 Taylor Wilson (SC) 30.58, 5 Quinn Scheller (UH) 30.76.

400 – 1 Emily Fain (SE) 1:06.07, 2 Kara Giles (SC) 1:08.72, 3 Quinn Scheller (UH) 1:10.01, 4 Zoe Doughtery (SE) 1:12.72, 5 Ann Marie Honeycutt (SC) 1:13.41.

800 – 1 Reaghan Curde (Eliz) 2:34.18, 2 Mandy Loweery (SE) 2:35.02, 3 Cara Taylor (SS) 2:47.92, 4 Isabelle Johnson (UH) 2:52.02, 5 Loren Hensley (SE) 2:55.82.

1,600 – 1 Mandy Lowery (SE) 5:54.51, 2 Cara Taylor (SS) 6:02.57, 3 Isabelle Johnson (UH) 6:20.86, 4 Melina Summey (UH) 6:23.58, 5 Noemi Morales (SC) 6:35.13.

3,200 – 1 Mandy Lowery (SE) 13:02.97, 2 Cara Taylor (SS) 13:54.54, 3 Melina Summey (UH) 14:36.66, 4 Riley Skaggs (SE) 1:10.95.

100H – 1 Marcida Moore (HV) 17.83, 2 Madison Cowan (SS) 18.60, 3 Caitlin Wilson (UC) 19.85, 4 Emilia Monno (SC) 20.85, 5 Cadie Digby (Eliz) 22.98.

300H – 1 Marcida Moore (HV) 51.87, 2 Ellie Ledbetter (UH) 59.65, 3 Emilia Monno (SC) 1:01.35, 4 Anna Mae Oligny (UH) 1:02.04, 5 Megan Youngblood (SS) 1:06.19.

400R – 1 Elizabethton 55.65, 2 Happy Valley 57.98, 3 Sullivan South 1:00.83, 4 Johnson County 1:05.08, 5 Sullivan East 1:07.53.

800R – 1 Sullivan East 1:55.76, 2 Elizabethton 2:02.97, 3 Sullivan South 2:06.55.

1600R – 1 Sullivan Central 4:49.39, 2 Sullivan East 5:10.63, 3 Sullivan South 5:15.90.

3200R – 1 Elizabethton 12:07.71, 2 Sullivan South 12:57.93, 3 Sullivan East 13:22.20.

HJ – 1 Madison Cowan (SS) 5-0, 2 Noemi Morales (SC) 4-10, t3 Ellie Ledbetter (UH) 4-6, t3 Caitlin Wilson (UC) 4-6, 5 Riley Nelson (SE) 4-4.

LJ – 1 Madison Cowan (SS) 16-11, 2 Autumn Stanley (SE) 14-3, 3 Makaiah Williams (Eliz) 13-5.5, 4 Zoe Dougherty (SE) 13-3, 5 Caitlin Wilson (UC) 12-6.

TJ – 1 Madison Cowan (SS) 35-8, 2 Autumn Stanley (SE) 30-0.

PV – 1 Caitlin Wilson (UC) 8-6, 2 Rachel Altemose (UC) 8-0, 3 Amy Cannon (UC) 6-6.

SP – 1 Shelby Miller (UC) 32-1.5, 2 Catie Leonard (UH) 28-9.5, 3 Jenny Hillman (SE) 28-4.75, 4 Evelyn Newhouse (SS) 27-6.5, 5 Makaiah Williams (Eliz) 27-3.75.

D – 1 Shelby Miller (UC) 96-4, 2 Jasmine Hon (SS) 89-8, 3 Suzanne Amos (SC) 75-10, 4 Jenny Hillman (SE) 75-6.5, 5 Catie Leonard (UH) 71-3.


Team Results

1 Sullivan East 167, 2 Sullivan South 100, 3 Sullivan Central 89, 4 Happy Valley 86, 5 Elizabethton 72, 6 Johnson County 30, 7 University High 18, 8 Unicoi County 1.

Most Outstanding Athlete

Austin Riner, Sullivan South

Top 5 Individual Finishers

100 – 1 Matthew Bahn (HV) 11.58, 2 Austin Riner (SS) 11.75, 3 Skyler Miller (UH) 11.98, 4 Dominic Cross (SE) 12.11, 5 Caleb Smith (SE) 12.14.

200 – 1 Austin Riner (SS) 24.07, 2 Blake Young (HV) 24.32, 3 Matthew Bahn (HV) 24.55, 4 Caleb Smith (SE) 24.92, 5 Dominic Cross (SE) 25.15.

400 – 1 Andrew Perry (SE) 55.97, 2 Landen Locklear (SC) 57.02, 3 Skyler Miller (UH) 57.41, 4 Cristian Espinoza (JC) 1:05.19, 5 Jaxon baker (SC) 1:05.52.

800 – 1 Brandon Nunley (SC) 2:10.07, 2 Mason Sanders (SC) 2;13.21, 3 James Shirk (SE) 2:15.78, 4 Carson Latham (SE) 2:18.95, 5 Devin Menchaca (SS) 2:19.26.

1600 – 1 Mason Sanders (SC) 4:51.63, 2 Lance Littlejohn (SE) 4;58.12, 3 Craig Newman (Eliz) 4:59.44, 4 Drew Ledord (SE) 4:59.51, 5 James Shirk (SE) 4:59.92.

3200 – 1 Mason Sanders (SC) 10:35.26, 2 Craig Newman (Eliz) 10:52.20, 3 Drew Ledford (SE) 11:38.61, 4 Lance Littlejohn (SE) 11:57.93, 5 Carson Latham (SE) 11:58.34.

110H – 1 Austin Riner (SS) 17.62, 2 Teddy Orton (Eliz) 18.71, 3 Ethan Branch (SC) 20.01, 4 Drew Woerner (JC) 20.20, 5 Dominic Cross (SE) 20.80.

300H – 1 John Paul Malcolm (SE) 47.66, 2 Jakeb Hardin (Eliz) 47.68, 3 Ethan Holiday (SS) 49.93, 4 Ethan Branch (SC) 51.50.

400R – 1 Happy Valley 47.89, 2 Johnson County 50.13, 3 Elizabethton 50.54, 4 Sullivan South 50.74, 5 Sullivan Central 52.92.

800R – 1 Happy Valley 1:45.54, 2 Sullivan East 1:46.04, 3 Sullivan South 1:46.24, 4 Johnson County DQ, Elizabethton DQ.

1600R – 1 Sullivan East 3:47.85, 2 Sullivan Central 3:56.76, 3 Sullivan South 4:01.24.

3200R – 1 Sullivan South 10:54.15, 2 Sullivan East 11:08.74, 3 Johnson County 11:11.23.

HJ – 1 Blake Young (HV) 5-7, 2 John paul Malcol (SE) 5-4, 3 Andrew Perry (SE) 5-2, 4 Caleb Hayden (SE) 4-10.

LJ – 1 Austin Riner (SS) 19-2.5, 2 Caleb Smith (SE) 19-2.5, 3 Blake Young (HV) 18-7, 4 Teddy Orton (Eliz) 18-3, 5 Landen Locklear (SC) 18-1.5.

TJ – 1 Joe Nacos (SE) 32-3.

PV – 1 Wyatt Miller (UC) 9-0, 2 Skyler McCurry (HV) 8-0, 3 Thomas Smallwood (UC) 5-6.

SP – 1 Conner Johnson (Eliz) 42-3.5, 2 Fletcher Gibson (SS) 38-9, 3 Cayden Campbell (HV) 36-3.75, 4 Cameron Cochran (HV) 36-2, 5 Jacob Whitaker (Eliz) 35-9.75.

D – 1 Cameron Cochran (HV) 113-8, 2 Mitchell Ringley (SE) 111-1, 3 Fletcher Gibson (SS) 109-11, 4 Jacob Whitaker (Eliz) 109-0, 5 Brandon Bartley (SE) 108-0.


**Reminder:  All athletes must have an athletic physical each year.  Forms must be completed and on file with the school in order for the athletes to practice. 

Physical Form
Cardiac Arrest Form
Concussion Form

Coaches must also complete the following: 

Coaches - Concusion Form 
Coaches - Cardiac Arrest Form


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