Westbrook wins sectional meet


Messenger file photo by Chris McCarthy

By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor

The Westbrook Christian boys track and field team won three events and medaled in sixth other to win the Class 2A, Section 4 Meet on April 23-24 at Guntersville.
The Warriors earned 97 points, 21 more than runner-up Cleveland. Westbrook will compete in the AHSAA state meet this Friday and Saturday (Apr. 30-May 1) in Cullman.
Taking home the gold for the Warriors were Asher Curp (pictured above) in both the 1600 (4:52.65) and 3200-meter (10:58.80) runs, Carl Henry in the shot put (45-00.25) and Deacon Godfrey in the discus (120-0).
Winning the second-place silver were Henry in the discus (116-11) and the Warriors’ 4×800-mter relay team of Jackson Martin, Drew Whittemore, Asher Curp and Dathan Curp (9:30.12).
Earning the third-place bronze were Jackson Martin in both the 400-meter dash (53.77) and the 800-meter run (2:07.88), Henry in the javelin (143-03), Godfrey in the shot put (41-00.00) and the 4×100-meter relay team of Devin Wills, Max Ewing, Drew Whittemore and Sage Robertson (46.78).
Robertson posted a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100-meter dash (11.80) and 200-meter dash (23.81).
Qualifying for state as wild card was Westbrook’s 4×400-meter relay team of Max Ewing, Drew Whittemore, Asher Curp, Jackson Martin (eighth, 3:53.25) and Deacon Godfrey in the javelin (10th, 122-06).
Medaling for the Westbrook girls was Gracie Countryman, who took silver in the discus (85-04.50). Qualifying as individual wildcards were Lauren Taylor in the 1600-meter run (6:16.32) and 300-meter hurdles (58.91); Maggie Morgan in the 400-meter dash (1:11.38); and Ava Zuniga in the 400-meter dash (1:11.08) and triple jump (27-4).
The Lady Warriors also had three relay teams qualify as wildcards – the 4×100 of Maggie Morgan, Faith Countryman, Ava Zuniga and Gracie Hyfield (56.32); the 4×400 of Maggie Morgan, Ava Zuniga, Clare Goodwin and Kenna Stephens (4:46.61); and the 4×800 of Maggie Morgan, Lauren Taylor, Kenna Stephens and Clare Goodwin (11:48.93).

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