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HENDERSONVILLE —The 19th annual Sumner County Track and Field Championships came to a conclusion Thursday, April 15 at Hendersonville High School on an unseasonably cold spring evening. After two days of field events, mixed with running preliminary, the competition came to a close with the Beech Lady Buccaneers claiming the girls champion award while the boys award went to Station Camp High School, who narrowed out the Bucs. Beech seniors Kiera Berry and Baker Schell claimed their second consecutive Most Valuable Athlete Awards with Berry closing the completion with 40 points and Schell 36 points. While the county meet will not help any of the athletes qualify for the state tournament, Berry says there is something more important on the line. “This is the hometown meet, all your family and friends are here, so we take a lot of pride in this event,” she said. Added Schell on performing in front of friends and family. “Every person in these stands sees how hard we work to get to this point, so to come out here and get the chance to show them what we can do is really cool. I’ll add having the support of your family and friends here makes a big difference. Every year I run faster in county than I do districts. As athletes trying to repeat as Most Valuable, both Schell and Berry add there was pressure coming into this event. “It kills you mentally when you are getting in the blocks and the other athletes are saying, ‘oh you got this’, and so you feel like if you don’t win you will get made fun of,” Schell said. There will be no rest for the winners as both Berry (pentathlon) and Schell (decathlon) will compete on Monday, April 26. “Epsom salt bath, lots of rest,” Schell said of his weekend plans. “Looks like we will be coming out to practice some more; no days off,” Berry said. Beech and the rest of the District 9AAA teams will compete this coming weekend in the District 9AAA Finals for a spot in the sub-sectional round. Results from medalists in the Sumner County Track and Field Championships on C2