Locals compete at GCHS track and field meet

March 22, 2017 chris
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Southside High won nine events and host Gadsden City won eight at the GCHS track and field meet on March 16.
Hokes Bluff and Etowah won five and four first-place events, respectively.
Hokes Bluff’s Tylynn Register had four first-place finishes – the 100-meter hurdles (16.11), the 300-meter hurdles (48.23), the long jump (16-10.50) and the triple jump (34-06).
Southside’s Hunter Nails won three events – the 1600-meter run (4:38.4), the 800-meter run (2:03.32) and the 3200-meter run (10:00.23).
Two athletes won a pair of events – Etowah’s Zanya McKenzie in the discus (82-03) and the javelin (82-06) and Gadsden City’s Tyrese Ellis in the 400-meter dash (51.60) and the
200-meter dash (23.19).
Other first place girls winners were Gadsden City’s Brittaney Watts in the 100-meter dash (12.93), Gadsden City’s Kenya Gueye in the 400-meter dash (1:05.56), Gadsden City’s Catherine Clemens in the 3200-meter run (13:23.78), Southside’s Victoria Opdycke in the 800-meter run (2:38.70), Southside’s Kelsey Patterson in the 200-meter dash (28.05) and Southside’s Macie Williams in the shot put (34-04).
Gadsden City also won two relays – the 4×100-meter team of Cede Poe, Kenya Gueye, Jayla Hunter and Brittaney Watts (51.22) and the 4×400-meter relay team of Cede Poe, Mariqua Adley, Jalonshae Frazier and Kenya Gueye (4:37.23) .
Other first place boys winners were Gadsden City’s Joe Tillis in the 100-meter dash (11.49), Hokes Bluff’s Cam Dowdy in the 300-meter hurdles (44.70), Etowah’s Malik Wilson in the high jump (6-00), Southside’s Nick Shirley in the javelin (170-10) and Etowah’s Trevon Caldwell in the triple jump (40-10).
Winning the boys relay events were Southside’s 4×800-meter team of Seth Tunstall, Austin McClellan, Taylor Nails and Hunter Nails (9:03.50), Gadsden City’s 4×100-meter
team of Tyrese Ellis, Jaelyn Fleming, JerMichael Isom and Tony Jackson (43.81) and Southside 4×400-meter team of Grantland Jordan, Seth Tunstall, Jaren D’eath and Austin McClellan (3:47.09).
The Panthers recorded six runner-up finishes, including three by Taylor Nails in the 1600-meter run (6:51. 90), the 800-meter run (2:11.87) and the 3200-meter run (11:15.60).
Second place girls finishers were Sardis’s Mariah Morelock in the 100-meter hurdles (18.44), Southside’s Victoria Opdycke in the 400-meter dash (1:07.32), Gadsden City’s
Mariqua Adley in the 300-meter hurdles (52.87), Glencoe’s Abby Vice in the 800-meter run (2:40.73), Hokes Bluff’s Kendall Johnson in the discus (78-09), Hokes Bluff’s Haleigh Cashman in the triple jump (32-02.50) and Hokes Bluff’s Gracie West in the javelin (77-05).
Also taking second for the girls was Southside’s 4×800-meter relay team of Gabrielle Metz, Presley Johnson, Marianna Cole and Victoria Opdycke (11:26.41).
Second place boys finishers were Gadsden City’s Tyrese Ellis in the 100-meter dash (11.53), Sardis’ Josh Maynard in the 300-meter hurdles (44.84), Southside’s Chance Moon, shot put (44-02), Gadsden City’s Tony Jackson in the triple jump (40-08.50) Sardis’ Luke Nelson in the javelin (146-07) and the Etowah 4×100-meter relay team of Tyrell Boley, Emaje Graves, Deundrea Williams and Malik Wilson (44.37)
The Lady Titans had five third place showings, including Jashonna Clark in the 100-meter hurdles (18.94), Catherine Clemens in the 1600-meter run (6:04.70),
Cede Poe in the 300-meter hurdles (55.66), Jayla Hunter in the long jump (15-01.50) and
Asia Samuels in the shot put (31-07). Also taking third were Glencoe’s Abby Vice in the high jump (4-06), Hokes Bluff’s Meghan Cashman in the triple jump (30-11), Gaston’s
Sydney Oliver in the javelin (77-04), Southside’s Macie Williams in the discus (77-00) and the Southside 4×400-meter relay team of Megan Hendrick, Gabrielle Metz, Victoria Opdycke and Kelsey Patterson (4:41.91).
Taking third place in boys events were Westbrook Christian’s Mitchell Cook in the 800-meter run (2:12.04) and 1600-tmeter run (4:54.27), Sardis’ Josh Maynard in the 110-meter hurdles (18.85), Southside’s Kenneth Bothwell in the 100-meter dash (11.79), Gadsden City’s Joe Ellis in the 400-meter dash (54.01), Etowah’s Tyrell Boley in the 200-meter dash (23.83), Hokes Bluff’s Hayden Lipscomb in the discus (119-01), Sardis’ Shadrick Garmon in the 3200-meter run (12:15.08), Gadsden City’s Jakari Embry in the 300-meter hurdles (46.95), Sardis’ Jarrod Smith in the javelin (145-04) and Etowah’s 4×800-meter relay team of Bronc Green, Hank Hayden, Zac Hyde and Colin Peterson (9:24.29).