Westbrook, Gaston, Coosa athletes medal at state track meets

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By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor

The Westbrook Christian boys finished fourth out of 32 teams at the Class 2A state track and field meet on April 30-May 1 in Cullman.
Carl Henry (pictured above) helped the Warrior cause in a big way during the field events. The junior won the shot put with a throw of 46-11.50 feet and captured the discus with a toss of 133-10 feet. Henry also came in sixth in the javelin with a distance of 131-05 feet.
A very impressive performance considering that Henry never attempted any of the three events until two weeks before this season.
“It was a lot of hard work to get here, so it feels pretty good,” he said. “I knew I had a shot at winning the shot put. I wasn’t in first [place] until my last attempt, and I knew I had to forget about everything else and just throw it. Me and (state runner-up Jake Keesee of St. Luke’s Episcopal) were both having bad days, and I just happened to have a better throw at the end. In the discus, everything started to click once I got out there. Deacon Godfrey (Henry’s teammate) rally helped me to improve the last couple of weeks.”
Godfrey also medaled, winning the second-place silver in the discus at 123-07 feet. He also took sixth place in the shot put at 40-06.25 feet.
Gaston’s Kodie Bogle took second place in the javelin with a throw of 150-11 feet. Teammate Kendall Blackwell finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at 52.78 seconds.
Top 10 performers for Westbrook who earned points were Asher Curp, who came in sixth in both the 1600-meter run (4:52.65) and 3200-meter run (10:45.67); Sage Robertson, who came in sixth in the 200-meter dash at 23.14 seconds; the 4×800-meter relay team of Jackson Martin, Drew Whittemore, Asher Curp and Dathan Curp, which finished sixth at 9:35.21; and Jackson Martin, who placed eighth in the 800-meter run at 2:08.12.
In Class 1A, Coosa Christian senior Evan Delp won the third-place bronze medal in the 200-meter dash at 22.89 seconds. He also came in fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.31 seconds.

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