Ashville competes at Oxford meet


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

Ashville took home five medals, including two by senior Taylor Knight, at the Yellow Jacket Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, March 2 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford.
Knight (pictured above) won the second-place silver medal in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:34.89 and captured the third-place bronze in the 1600-meter run at 5:49.88.
Also winning the silver was Keely Massey in the triple jump at 30-6.5, along with the girls
4×800-meter relay team with a time of 11:02.04. Ryan Matthews came in third in the boys 3200-meter run at 10:36.89.
Several Ashville relay teams posted top 10 finishes. Taking fourth place for the Bulldogs were the boys 4×400 meter relay team of Kanyon White, Maddox Vann, Colby Caswell and Ryan Matthews at 3:43.29, the boys 4×800-meter relay team of Vann, Matthews, Caswell and Drew Gargone at 9:07.24 and the girls 4×400-meter relay team Knight, Presley Blackwell, Evelyn Dole and Ayunna Manning at 4:41.15.
Nate Huckbay came in fifth in the boys pole vault with a throw of 8-6.
Allie Cone had a pair of sixth-place finishes, one in the girls 400-meter dash at 1:05.65 and the other in the girls 800-meter run at 2:40.81. Justin Jones placed sixth in the boys pole vault seven feet and six inches.
Coming in seventh place was Lesleigh Rogers in the girls javelin with a throw of 84 feet even.
Eighth place finishers were Jolie Free in the triple jump at 25-7 and the girls 4×100-meter relay team at 48.43 seconds.
Ninth place efforts came from Coby Caswell in the boys 800-meter run at 2:15.36 and Maddox Vann in the 300-meter hurdles at 45.60 seconds.
Mya Beason finished 10th in both the discus (73-6) and the shot put (28-1).

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