Cherokee – The Maroon Devils placed 3rd Wednesday in the Smoky Mountain Conference Championships held at Cherokee. Murphy finished in the top spot with 173 points followed by Hayesville with 149 and then Swain with 131 points.
Swain had one first place finish on the day. Matthew Gray took the top spot in the Pole Vault competition. Gray cleared 13’8 to take home the gold. John Schuler finished 2nd by clearing 12′.
Connor Brown and Landon Matz both finished 2nd. Brown was 2nd in the 800-meter run with a time of 2.09.26. Matz was 2nd in the 100-meter with a time of 11.76.
Swain was also 2nd in the 4×200 meter relay team with a time of 1:36.72, but those team members were not identified.
Michael Winchester, Dawson Cody and Austin Jenkins all had individual 3rd place finishes. Winchester in the shot, Cody in the triple jump and Jenkins in the 110-meter hurdles. The 4×400-meter relay team also finished 3rd.