Photo: Gadsden City’s Je’Vohnna Sears (left) and Kyla Price compete during the GCHS track and field Meet No. 5 on April 6. (Courtesy of Alex Chaney)
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor
The Gadsden City boys and girls teams each won six events at the GCHS track and field meet No. 5 on April 6.
The Titans’ Kelis Wilson and Kerrel Yow both won two gold medals, Wilson in the girls’ 100 -meter hurdles at 18.59 and 300-meter hurdles at 53.18 and Yow in the boys’ 100-meter dash at 11.79 and long jump at 20-10.00.
Yow was also a member of the Titans’ first place 4×100-meter relay team along with Zyan Gibson, Cameron Rolley and Kamauri Moore at 44.99.
Also for the Lady Titans, Kyla Price won the 400-meter dash at 1:02.98 and was a member of the first place 4×100-meter relay team along with JeVohnna Sears, Karleigh Sheffield and Mariah Ragland (9.70) and the 4×400-meter relay team along with Iyiana Huff, Mariah Ragland and Skylar Stevens (4:28.19).
Glencoe’s Katie Giles won the gold in both the girls’ 1600-meter run at 5:35.45 and 800-meter run at 2:38.63.
The Sardis boys placed first in five events – Garrett Buns in the 200-meter dash at 23.27, Jonathan Lusk in the 800-meter run at 2:14.61, Aiden Pierce in the 3200-meter run at 12:09.17, Canyon McGee in the high jump at 5-08.00 and the 4×400-meter relay team of Burns, Lusk, McGee and Alex Davis at 3:44.60.
Other girls’ first place performances were Gadsden City’s Karleigh Sheffield in the 100-meter dash at 12.84, Hokes Bluff’s Haley Kate Wellingham in the long jump at 15-08.00, Coosa Christian’s Kailah East in the shot put at 30-06.00, Gadsden City’s Nyla Franklin in the high jump at 5-00.00, Westbrook Christian’s Taylor Meador in the triple jump at 29-04.00 and the Hokes Bluff 4×800-meter relay team of Ella Shaw, Ella Kate Shields, Emma Godfrey and Mara Brothers at 13:30.77.
Also earning gold in boys events were Hokes Bluff’s Bryer Morrison in the 1600-meter run at 4:55.07, Gadsden City’s Braydon Mayes in the 400-meter dash at 54.30, Hokes Bluff’s Eli Heath in the 300-meter hurdles at 51.68, Gadsden City’s Jackson Veasy in the shot put at 41-08.00, Hokes Bluff’s Harrison Cummings in the discus at 114-00, Gadsden City’s Christopher Butler in the triple jump at 39-00.00 and Hokes Bluff’s Conner Wellingham in the javelin at 135-00.
Girls second place
100-meter hurdles: Taylor Meador, Westbrook, 19.43
1600-meter run: Emma Godfrey, Hokes Bluff, 6:26.23
400-meter dash: Skylar Stevens, Gadsden City, 1:08.08
300-meter hurdles: Ava Zuniga, Westbrook, 57.26
800-meter run: Emma Godfrey, Hokes Bluff, 2:46.59
100-meter dash: Markala Steward, Hokes Bluff, 13.29
Long jump: Taylor Meador, Westbrook, 15-00.00
Shot put: Hayden Kittle, Sardis, 27-03.00
Discus: McKayla Bean, Westbrook, 60-02
High jump: Kyla Price, Gadsden City, 4-06.00
Triple jump: Haley Kate Wellingham, Hokes Bluff, 28-10.00
Javelin: Hayden Kittle, Sardis 71-02
4×100-meter relay: Hokes Bluff, Jenna Bradley, Haylen Marbut, Haylen Addison Simmons, Markala Steward, 54.27
Boys second place
200-meter dash: Zyan Gibson, Gadsden City, 23.37
1600-meter run: Jackson Camp, Gadsden City, 5:18.59
400-meter dash: Alexander Moland, Hokes Bluff, 54.63
800-meter run: Conner Cothran, Glencoe, 2:15.79
100-meter dash, Garrett Burns, Sardis, 11.80
3200-meter run: Braxton Jones, Sardis, 12:49.70
Long jump: Canyon McGee, Sardis, 20-02.00
Shot put: Gage Garner, Sardis, 41-05.50
Discus: Jose Ponce, Sardis, 105-10
High jump: Braydon Mayes, Gadsden City; Jake Alewine, Sardis, 5-06.00
Triple jump: Jake Alewine, Sardis, 38-10.00
Javelin: Brayden Walker, Sardis, 124-00
4×400-meter relay: Gadsden City, Caleb Davis, Braydon Mayes, Tylan Sims, Cameron Rolley, 3:50.02
4×100-meter relay: Hokes Bluff, Blain Barron, Blake Green, Eli Heath, Dylan Lancaster, 48.00
Girls third place
100-meter hurdles: Allie Willett, Glencoe, 22.16
1600-meter run: Maryanne Wright, Coosa Christian, 6:33.98
400-meter dash: Iyiana Huff, Gadsden City, 1:11.02
300-meter hurdles: Mara Brothers, Hokes Bluff, 1:03.72
800-meter run: Maryanne Wright, Coosa Christian, 2:49.41
100-meter dash: JeVohnna Sears, Gadsden City, 13.68
Long jump: Ella Hines, Glencoe, 14-02.00
Discus: Sarah Hudgins, Sardis, 52-01
High jump: Addison Simmons, Hokes Bluff, 4-02.00
Triple jump: Faith Harris, Sardis, 27-01.00
Javelin: Grace Harris, Sardis, 58-01
Boys third place
200-meter dash: Kerrel Yow, Gadsden City, 23.60
1600-meter run: Aiden Pierce, Sardis, 5:21.97
400-meter dash: Tylan Sims, Gadsden City, 55.84
800-meter run: Jackson Camp, Gadsden City, 2:21.62
100-meter dash: Kamauri Moore, Gadsden City, 12.10
Long jump: Isaiah Collins, Gadsden City, 20-01.00
Shot put: Leon Chen, Hokes Bluff, 41-02.00
Discus: Leon Chen, Hokes Bluff, 101-09
Triple jump: Braydon Mayes, Gadsden City, 34-11.00
Javelin: Jose Ponce, Sardis, 122-10
4×100-meter relay: Glencoe, Stephen Orr, Luke Brown, Triston Gray, Brylan Walton, 54.27