Mount Pleasant's Troy and Ethan Cocco earn All-American honors

  • Friday, July 25, 2014

Troy Cocco placed sixth overall in the boys 9-10 javelin Thursday at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Outdoor Championship. BRIAN FANCHER

Mount Pleasant Track Club (MPTC) turned in two more All-American performances Thursday at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Outdoor Championship.

Troy Cocco finished sixth overall in the boys 9-10 year-old javelin throw, while his brother Ethan placed seventh in the 11-12 javelin. Troy and Ethan join Chloe Berda as MPTC's three All-American athletes two days into the national track meet at Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas.

MPTC's Kristen Fairey qualified for the finals of the girls 15-16 1,500-meter Thursday with a preliminary run of 5:05. Zeniyah Lawrence qualified for the 13-14 girls 100-meter semifinals with a prelim time of 12.30.

MPTC had six other athletes placed in the top 32 of their respective events Thursday. Elijah Bull finished 23rd (1.55) in the boys 13-14 high jump and 36th in the 100-meter hurdles. Chandler Robinson finished 24th (15.72) in the boys 13-14 100-meter hurdles, Haley Baker 28th (9.89) in the girls 13-14 triple jump, Dylan Bouchelle 29th (28.88) in the boys 11-12 javelin and Jonathan Ray 32 (12.52) boys shot-put.

MPTC returns to competition Friday competing in nine events.

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more, follow @fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.

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