Gracie Morse

Franklin County's Gracie Morse clears a hurdle in this file photo from earlier in the season. Morse competed in three events at the Great Eight Invitational Tuesday and finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, third in the 100-meter hurdles and fourth in the long jump.

Members of the Franklin County High School boys and girls track and field teams competed in the Great Eight Invitational Tuesday at Harpeth Hall High School.

The annual meet is an exclusive event with only the best eight submitted times or measurements accepted when determining competitors for each event.

Franklin County sent five athletes to the event with three on the girls side and two on the boys side.

Gracie Morse competed in three events at the meet and recorded a top-four finish in each one.

Morse’s top performance of the day came in the 300-meter hurdles as she placed second with a time of 46.04 seconds. She also finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.33 seconds and fourth in the long jump with a distance of 35 feet, 9.5 inches.

Kara McDaniel ran in two events for the meet as she placed fifth in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 1:01.13 and eighth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:45.99.

Lee Steakley competed in both of the boys throwing events as he recorded a sixth-place finish in the discus throw with a distance of 113 feet, 8 inches. He also placed eighth in the shot put with a toss of 46 feet, 10 inches.

Kahlynia Vanzant represented Franklin County in the 100-meter dash as she finished eighth in the event with a time of 13.35 seconds.

Jeb Martin rounded out the performances for Franklin County as he finished eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.61 seconds.

The FCHS boys and girls track and field teams will next compete on Friday in their sub-sectional meet at Tullahoma High School. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.