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James siblings win discus titles

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By Larry Goffinet

MARENGO—Cannelton’s T.J. and Sammie James won discus titles and each placed second in the shot put in a triangular track meet with Crawford County and Orleans Thursday.

T.J. James won the boys discus title with a 134-foot-1 throw.

He threw the shot 38 feet, 7 inches, just one inch short of  a Crawford County  boy’s winning throw.

Sammie James, T.J.’s freshman sister, won the girls discus title with a 93-foot-6 throw.

She placed second in the shot put with a 33-foot-111⁄4 throw. That broke the school record of 30 feet, 4 inches set by Mary Kay Lawalin in 1982.

Sara Whitworth, Cannelton’s only other girl in track, placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in 22.0 seconds.