Franklin County High School sophomore Gracie Morse competed in the state pentathlon event at Austin Peay State University Thursday and finished 10th in a field of 12 athletes.
Morse went up against some of the best overall athletes in the state for the Division 1 Large classification and came away with a sixth-place finish, two eighth-place finishes, a ninth-place finish and a 12th-place finish across the five events for the meet.
Pentathlons are scored according to tables from the International Association of Athletics Federation with each time or measurement per event assigned a specific number value.
Morse finished the event with a total of 2,799 points, putting her in 10th-place overall. The top athlete for the Division 1 Large pentathlon was Avery McMullin of Centennial with 3,671 points.
The pentathlon began with the 100-meter hurdles, and Morse finished sixth in the event with a time of 15.59 seconds for 765 points.
Morse followed that up with an eighth-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 4.5 inches. This distance gave her 557 points for the event.
Morse also finished eighth in the high jump with a height of 4 feet, 8 inches to add another 534 points to her total.
The final field event on the schedule would be the shot put where Morse finished 12th with a distance of 21 feet, 9 inches for 311 points.
The pentathlon ended with the 800-meter run as Morse finished ninth in the field with a time of 2:34.97 for her final 632 points for the day.
Morse will be one of eight Franklin County athletes in competition at the Division 1 Large state championship meet on May 23 at Middle Tennessee State University. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with running events scheduled to start at 4 p.m.