Sardis finishes runner-up at sectional meet

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By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor

The Sardis High boys finished second overall and the girls placed fourth out of 15 teams at the Class 5A Section 4 Meet on Apr. 23-24) at Guntersville.
The Lions finished only five points behind first-place Russellville and were helped by four gold medals, including three from Torin Bright. Bright won the 110-meter hurdles (15.48), the 300-meter hurdles (41.19) and the long jump (20-03.50).
Also claiming the gold were Brody Lowe in the shot put (43-05.00) and Jake Alewine in the high jump (6-00.00). Lowe won a silver medal in the discus (127-01) and a bronze in the javelin
(138-06). Also taking third was Avery Carrol in the 110-meter hurdles (18.96) and 300-meter hurdles (45.57), as well as the Lions’ 4×800-meter relay team of Johnathon Lusk, Jaxon Snead, Zion Delgado and Blade Devin (9:10.38). Tony Patterson qualified for state in the discus with a fourth-place throw of 112.2.5.
Abby Rogers (pictured above) and Abby Burns both won gold medals for the Sardis girls – Rodgers in the 300-meter hurdles (51.83) and Burns in the triple jump (34-08.00). Rodgers was also a member of the Lady Lions’ first place 4×100-meter relay team along with Kimberly Powell, Amaya Kittle and Lily Underwood (54.69). Kinley Morrison was a silver medalist in the javelin at 93-04.
Earning the third-place bronze were Burns in the long jump (15-02.00), Rodgers in the 100-meter hurdles (18.78) and Lily Underwood in the shot put (28-00.50).
Underwood also qualified for state with fourth-place showings in the 100-meter dash (13.53) and the discus (79-06.50).

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