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Tigers Cook, Slocum advance to regionals

Union County High School’s Kristen Cook and Nancy Slocum qualified for regional competition with their fourth-place performances at the District 5-2A track and field meet, which was held April 10 in Gainesville.

The top four finishers in each event earned the right to move on to the Thursday, April 17, Region 2 meet at First Academy in Orlando.

Cook will advance in the shot put after a fourth-place distance of 31-3.75, earning the last regional berth ahead of Fort White’s Rykia Jackson, who had a distance of 30-5.

Slocum’s time of 28.03 in the 200m earned the last regional berth ahead of Palatka’s Kari Rasher, who had a time of 28.14.

Cook just missed out on qualifying in the discus with a fifth-place throw of 89-3.

On the boys’ side, Union’s Daquin “Buddy” Edwards placed fifth in the shot put with a distance of 41-2.25.

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