Published On: Mon, May 13th, 2013

TRACK & FIELD: Tribal members place at state meet

Cherokee’s Stevi Sutton throws the shot at the 1A State Track & Field Championships at NC A&T in Greensboro on Friday, May 3.  She took second place in the event.  (Photos courtesy of Zach Colburn/Wilkes Journal-Patriot)

Cherokee’s Stevi Sutton throws the shot at the 1A State Track & Field Championships at NC A&T in Greensboro on Friday, May 3. She took second place in the event. (Photos courtesy of Zach Colburn/Wilkes Journal-Patriot)

GREENSBORO – The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was well represented at the 1A State Championship track meet held at NC A&T in Greensboro on Friday, May 10.  In all, EBCI tribal members competed in six events at the meet.

Cherokee’s Kendall Toineeta runs hard in the girls 800M run en route to a third place finish.

Cherokee’s Kendall Toineeta runs hard in the girls 800M run en route to a third place finish.

Cherokee’s Stevi Sutton took second place in the girls shot put with a throw of 34-11.  She also took 13th place in the girls discus with a throw of 85-01.

Cherokee’s Kendall Toineeta took third place in the girls 800M run with a time of 2:30.10.

Toineeta also anchored Cherokee’s girls 4x800M relay team which took 10th place with a time of 11:00.45.  Other team members included: Le Le Lossiah, Jordyn Thompson and Avery Mintz.

Swain’s Greg Tisho took fourth place in the boys shot put with a throw of 47-03.  Cherokee’s Justice Littlejohn took 15th place with a throw of 41-04.

Robbinsville’s Dillion Bird took 12th place in the boys discus with a throw of 116-00.

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– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT 

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