Baylor junior Evie Culbreath won the state pentathlon championship Thursday, setting two school records along the way and making her case as one of the best athletes ever at Baylor and in the state of Tennessee.
The pentathlon is scored on performance standards with points awarded by performance, not by place finish, in five events. Culbreath finished with 3546 points, 125 more than her closest opponent, Sabrina Russell of Harpeth Hall. Her total was also a new Baylor record, breaking the previous mark set by Malena Kellerman '09 in 2008, and lands her in the top five finishers in TSSAA Division II history, going back to 1998.
Culbreath finished no lower than fourth in any of the events and was the top scorers in two of them. She reset the Baylor school record in the 100 meter hurdles, earning 961 points and finishing first in 14.12, 0.05 seconds better than the record set in last week's region meet. She was also first in the high jump at 5' 6" for 830 points, second in the shot put with 32' 9.5" for 529, third in the long jump at 16' 10.5" for 598, and fourth in the 800 meter run in 2:35.26 for 628 points.
With the championship, Culbreath earned the Baylor girls' team 10 points going into the championship meet at next week's Spring Fling.
Baylor junior Baker Young also competed in the pentathlon, finishing in 16th place with 2367 points.
Complete results of the pentathlon are on tn.milesplit.com.