Titans haul in medals at opening track meet


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

The Gadsden City track and field team opened the 2024 season in fine fashion at home on Feb. 29, as the Titans took home 33 medals, including 10 first-place gold, at the GCHS Kickoff.
Karleigh Sheffield (pictured above) placed first in three events, individually in the 100 meter dash (12.85) and 200-meter dash (26.34) and as a member of the Lady Titans’ 4×100-meter relay team (50.56).
Also posting first-place finishes for the GCHS girls were Nyla Franklin in the high jump at 5-2 feet and Mariah Ragland in the long jump at 15-0 feet.
Winning the gold individually for the GCHS boys were Zyan Gibson in the 100-meter dash at 11.12 seconds, Tylan Sims in the long jump at 19 feet, five inches and Isaiah Collins in the triple jump at 37 feet.
The Titans’ 4×100-meter relay team (44.18) and 4×800-meter relay team (11:34.88) also won first place.
Earning the second-place silver for the GCHS girls were Aaliyah Richard in the high jump (4-6), Janiyah Yow in the long jump (13-2) and Kelis Russell in the discus (70-7).
Finishing runner-up for the Titans were Kamauri Moore in the 100-meter dash (11.46), Zyan Gibson in the 200-meter dash (22.77), Tylan Sims in the 400-meter dash (56.24), Miguel Velasquez in the 800-meter run (2:38.98), Bryson Cornelius in the 1600-meter run (6:26.94), JaMarcus Hughley in the high jump (5-8), Isaiah Collins in the long jump (19-0), Chris Butler in the triple jump (36-5), Jerrell Brasher in the discus (83-7) and Kileque Jones in the shot put (38-4).
Claiming the third-place bronze for the Lady Titans were Aniyah Williams in the discus (67-0) and shot put (28-3), Kyla Price in the 200-meter dash (27.23) and Aaliyah Richard in the long jump (10-9).
Placing third for the GCHS boys were Brandon Martin in the long jump (16-10.5) and triple jump (32-5), Kerrell Yow in the 100-meter dash (11.49), Jermaine Blaylock in the 400-meter dash (57.18), Kameron McElrath in the 110-meter hurdles (24.53), Niegle Swain in the discus (69-3) and Jerrell Brasher in the shot put (36-8).

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