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Scott Hartman Memorial Invitational Track Meet

About the meet

The meet at Brentwood High School for 2018 has beeb cancelled because of renovation of the athletic facilities.

Participating high schools in 2017 were Brentwood Academy, Brentwood High School, Centennial High School, Ensworth High School, Franklin High School, Hillsboro High School, Independence High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Nolensville High School, Overton High School, Page High School, Ravenwood High School, Sovereign Grace High School, and Summit High School

Participating middle schools in 2017 were Brentwood Middle School, Grassland Middle School, Heritage Middle School, Page Middle School, Spring Station Middle School, and Sunset Middle School

The meet was created in 1990 to honor Scott and has been conducted at Brentwood High School every year since. The Kiwanis Club (originally Brentwood, then Cool Springs-Williamson County and now Nashville) has supported it every year since its inception by preparing the program book (including the event history, schedule, records, and advertising) and managing the concession stand for the four days of the event, Monday through Thursday from 2:30 pm until conclusion of each day's activities, usually between 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

About Scott Hartman

The Scott Hartman Track Meet is named for Scott Hartman, Brentwood High School class of 1986, member of the football team, and one of the best track/decathlon athletes in the history of track and field in Tennessee.

When Scott completed his senior year of competition at Brentwood High School, he held all five field event records, the 110m hurdles and 400m, and was co-holder of the 4x100m relay and 4x400 relay records. He set the state record for the most points scored in a state decathlon meet. His state decathlon record has been broken only twice since 1986.

Scott accomplished all of these achievements in the days before Brentwood High School had a facility. Scott and his teammates ran hurdles and relay exchanges in the parking lot. The parking lot also served as the shot put and discus ring, and the long jump worked off the end of the drive. Pole-vaulting was practiced at other schools in the evening after their practices were over. As an athlete, Scott was always willing to help any teammate, coach or even the athlete he was competing against, because as Scott said, "If I can help my competition get better, then they will make me work harder to stay ahead of them."

While competing for the University of Tennessee track team during his freshman year, Scott was seriously injured in a track meet at Lexington, Kentucky. Although severely limited in his mobility, Scott faithfully attended Brentwood High School football games, track meets and remained a loyal Bruin fan until his death in 2003.

Whether you were a teammate, a competitor or a coach, Scott Hartman made you a better athlete and a better person for having known him.

(Composed by Gene Andrews who was a teacher and track coach at Brentwood High School)