Local athletes medal at state track meets


Several local athletes won medals at the AHSAA state track meets on May 1-2.

At the Class 1A-2A-3A meets at Cullman, Gaston High’s Jason Bogle and Haley Gladden both took home the silver in the shot put with respective throws of 43.05 and 33-05.75.

Bogle also won the bronze in the javelin with a toss of 165-05. 

In Class 3A, Glencoe High’s Jensen Napper captured the bronze in the 400-mter dash with a time of 1:02.93.

In the Class 4A-7A meet in Gulf Shores, Hokes Bluff’s Emily Frederick won three gold medals in the wheelchair division – the 100-meter dash, the shot put and the javelin.

Frederick teammate Tylynn Register took home the silver in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87. She also won the bronze in the triple jump with a 33-04.25 effort.

Also winning silver was Etowah’s Lee Green in the 5A high jump (6-04) and Southside’s Holt Keeling in the 6A 100-meter dash (10.72).

Keeling also won the bronze in the long jump (21-05), while teammate Hunter Nails won the bronze in the 800-meter run (1:58.60).

A number of area athletes earned points for their teams. Taking fourth place was the Gaston High 2A 400-meter relay team (45.44), Register in the 4A 300-meter hurdles (49.04), Keeling in the 200-mter dash (21.87) and Nails in the 1600-meter run (4:24.92).

Fifth place finishers were Southside’s Nick Shirley in the 6A javelin (157-00) and Gadsden City’s Damon Williams in the 7A long jump (21-10.50). 

Taking sixth place were Westbrook’s Mary Reid Goodwin in the 2A 3200-meter run (12:19.73), Hokes Bluff’s Haleigh Cashman in the 4A triple jump (29-01.50), Hokes Bluff’s Zach Allen in both the 4A 100-meter dash (11.45) and the 200-mter dash (23.78) and Hokes Bluff’s Philip Ward in both the 4A 400-meter dash (52.10) and the 800-meter run (2:03.63).

Placing seventh were Goodwin in the 2A 1600-mter run (5:31.70), Gadsden City’s Tansley LaCount in the 7A triple jump (36-00) and the Gadsden City boys in the 400-meter relay. 

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