Tarvin leads Lady Lions in sectionals


 A standout performance from Selena Tarvin helped Sardis to a third-place finish at the Class 3A, Section 2 meet on Apr. 27-28 in Mountain Brook.

The Lady Lion senior won three events and took third in another to stamp the Sand Mountain squad’s ticket to the Class 3A state meet this weekend in Selma.

Tarvin took the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles (16.96 seconds), the 300-meter hurdles (51.20 seconds) and the triple jump (30 feet, 5.5 inches)). She also finished third in the long jump (15 feet, 5.5 inches).

In second place performances, Laura Waldrop had a time of 13:35 in the 3200-meter run, while Madison Wood had an 82-03 toss in the discus. Wood also finished fifth in the shot put and sixth in the javelin.

The Lady Lions’ 4×400-meter relay team came in third with a time of 4:42.38. Earning point for Sardis were Leah Williams (6th in the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles), the fifth-place 4×800-meter run team, Alexis Powell (6th in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash) and Stephanie Holcomb (7th in the 300-meter hurdles).

The Sardis boys finished in eighth place at the Class 3A, Section 2 meet on Apr. 27-28 in Mountain Brook.

Cory Shands took first place in the javelin with a toss of 149 feet and six inches and finished second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 7.5 inches. Shands will compete in the Class 3A state meet this weekend in Selma.

Also earning points for the Lions were Jesse Massey, who placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles, and Daniel Hillburn, who came in seventh in the 800-meter run.

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