Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor
Gadsden City took home 18 medals, including 10 first-place gold, at the GCHS Invitational on April 15.
Emani Morgan won a pair of gold medals for the Lady Titans, one in the 100-meter dash (13.01) and another in the 200-meter dash (26.80). She was also a member of the Gadsden City’s first place 4×100-meter relay team along with Kyla Price, Trinity Price and Amelia Ryan (50.78).
Also earning two gold medals was Glencoe’s Katie Giles, who finished first in both the 1600-meter run (5:51.02) and the 800-meter run (2:40.66).
Sardis’ Abby Burns won the girls triple jump (34-07.00), while Gadsden City’s Jimia Murry captured the 300-meter hurdles (54.36). Murry also took third in the 100-meter hurdles at 19.25 2 seconds.
Earning gold medals on the boys side were Sardis’ Torin Bright in the 110-meter hurdles (15.28), Etowah’s NyNy Davis in the 100-meter dash (11.12), Gadsden City’s Tanner Rice in the 1600-meter run (4:52.31), Westbrook Christian’s Carl Henry in the shot put (48-04.00), Sardis’ Brody Lowe in the discus (130-11), Gadsden City’s Demarcus Macon (pictured above) in the 400-meter dash (54.00), Gadsden City’s Dhruv Patel in the 3200-meter run (11:33.40), Sardis’ Jake Alewine in the high jump (5-10.00) and Gadsden City’s D’Javi Byers in the long jump (20-00.00).
Gadsden City swept the boys’ relay events, finishing first in the 4×800 (Demarcus Macon, Tanner Rice, Cameron Rolley and Corion Holloman, 9:00.61); the 4×100 (Alija Bell, D’Javi Byers, DeMarcus Macon and Jaquan Woods, 44.00); and the 4×400 (Demarcus Macon, Corion Holloman, Cameron Rolley and DaQuandalon Daniels, 3:42.73).
Taking the second-place silver were Sardis’ Lily Underwood in the girls discus (81-01.50), Sardis’ Kinley Morrison in the girls javelin (88-09), Westbrook’s Sage Robertson in the boys 200-meter dash (24.07), Etowah’s Toby Camp in the boys shot put (47-00.00) and discus (129-05), Southside’s Will Shirley in the javelin (132-09), Gadsden City’s D’Javi Byers in the high jump (5-10.00) and the Gadsden City girls 4×400-meter relay team of Emani Morgan, Kyla Price, Trinity Price and Jadien Price (4:27.88).
Winning the third-place bronze for the boys were Gadsden City’s Cameron Rolley in the 200-meter dash (24.80), Southside’s Evan Christopher in the 3200-meter run (11:52.90), Westbrook’s Deacon Godfrey in the discus (127-05), Etowah’s Trent Bothwell in the triple jump (36-05.00), Gadsden City’s Aaron Richard in the shot put (45-04.00) and Gadsden City’s Demarcus Macon in the long jump (19-08.00) and high jump (5-06.00).