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Carpenters’ Carter highlights contingent bound for first middle school state meet

Carpenters Middle eighth-grader Dylan Carter cools down after a workout at the William Blount High School track recently.

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
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Pick a sport.

Chances are Blount County has never seen anything comparable to Dylan Carter at this age. Ever.

The Carpenters Middle School eighth-grader is putting up numbers in the discus and shot put that have ESPN taking notice as the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association readies for its inaugural track and field state meet this weekend.

Alcoa's Ruthie Steele, Jada Johnson, DeeDee Henry and Ariya Rice celebrate a relay win at the Blount County championships last month.

Alcoa’s Ruthie Steele, Jada Johnson, DeeDee Henry and Ariya Rice celebrate a relay win at the Blount County championships last month.

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