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Girls track athlete of the year: Tyra Gittens

Tyra Gittens, Ensworth High sophomore

Why chosen? Gittens, a Trinidad and Tobago native, polished off an exceptional sophomore season by snagging five Division II titles. Gittens, who tied a state record by high-jumping 6 feet at the Scott Hartman Relays, captured a first-place finish in the pentathlon (3,681), and captured victories in the 100-meter hurdles (15.01), 200-meter dash (25.33), high jump (5-7) and long jump (19-5½). 240 more words


Four Plymouth College pupils earn European pentathlon selection

FOUR Plymouth College pupils will compete at European Pentathlon Championship events this summer.

Kerenza Bryson, 16, and Myles Pillage, 17, will both represent Great Britain at the Youth A competition in the Czech Republic between July 8 and 12. 154 more words

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The Amazing Life and Bizarre After-Life of Jim Thorpe, Olympian and Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century

In a time of social media hyperbole, where lists tell us who or what is number 1, it may be hard to compare any athlete with James Francis “Jim” Thorpe, or as he was known by his Native American friends, Wa-Tho-Huk. 214 more words


How Quickly Things Can change

Summer time is the busiest period for an athlete. Jet setting from country to country, bouncing from training camps to competitions and back. This was going to be my summer. 634 more words

PAN AM Modern Pentathlon Footwork

          The pentathlon has always had an intentional military story-line.  The ancient Olympic combination of five sports mirrored their current-day battlefield experiences and techniques. The athletes were soldiers who trained in discus, javelin, long jump, running–in-armour and wrestling. 301 more words

Gittens, Shell capture state pentathlon titles

MURFREESBORO – Ensworth accomplished a season-long goal Monday at the girls Division II Pentathlon, taking home the top two spots.

Sophomore Tyra Gittens captured the state title for the second consecutive year with 3,681 points and teammate Sara Shipp finished second with 3,029 points. 398 more words


Failings of My Sport

World Cup #3 has tested me like no other competition.

The troubles started the morning of our travel day. Whether I ate something the day before or picked up a random 24hr bug, the results were the same; a very upset stomach.And the worst thing to do when you’re feeling like this is have to get through airport security and endure a 2.5hr flight. 1,175 more words