Although her Ensworth team finished as state runners-up to Brentwood Academy, the day belonged to Tyra Gittens.
“This was my last time representing Ensworth. I gave this whole entire state experience, including the pentathlon, my all. I just wanted to give it my all and have fun.” told the Tennessean.
And if winning is fun, then Tyra has had a lot of fun at the TSSAA track meets over the years. On Thursday, Gittens won her 5th event of the week for the 3rd year in a row, She won the pentathlon on Monday with a new state record 4153 points, then Thursday won the high jump (5’9″), long jump (20’1.75″), 100 hurdles (14.20), and finished the day and her career with an easy win in the 200 (24.92). Gittens also won the pentathlon and high jump as a freshman giving her a state-record 17 individual TSSAA championships. Tyra will be going on to Texas A&M.
East Nashville Magnet won the A-AA championship for the first time, while MLK finished as state runners-up.