Track teams from 23 different high schools around the state met at Jordan Memorial Stadium for the Water Under the Bridge III meet in Selma. Six different Wetumpka athletes walked away with first-place finishes along with four top-three finishes in team events.
Cory Anthony won the boys 800 with a time of 2:05.28, beating the closest competition by four seconds. Wetumpka’s Isaac Stubbs finished eight seconds behind his teammate in seventh place while Tajairus Brown of Stanhope Elmore came in 10th with a time of 2:17.16.
Stanhope’s Keegan Rafferty had his team’s only win of the day, finishing the boys 3,200 in 11:13.10. Wetumpka’s Jackson Walden and Blake Knuckles finished in second and third place, respectively.
Jalen Johnson defeated a small but tough field for the boys triple jump finals. He recorded a length of 38-10.5 to win the event where three other athletes were within 7 inches of first place.
Wetumpka’s Colby Golson did not need a close victory in the boys discus finals, defeating the competition by more than 15 feet. His distance of 121-6 was 2 feet short of his personal best but still enough to grab first place in Selma.
Morgan Causey and Jamya Johnson finished in first and second place in the girls high jump finals. Causey converted one more jump than Johnson and finished with a height of 4-4 for the win.
Amelia Nettles dominated the girls discus finals with a throw of 98-6. The throw set a personal record and defeated the closest competition by more than 14 feet.
Edgewood track teams finish in sixth place at state meet
Both the boys and girls track teams at Edgewood finished in sixth place during the AISA State Meet in Gulf Shores last week. The Wildcats had 11 top-five finishes including their lone victory of the day in the boys 4×200 which was won by less than a second.
The boys relay team posted a time of 1:38.22 in the victory and built off of it with another top-three finish in the 4×8. Edgewood was no match for Northside Methodist but finished with a time of 9:59.55 to finish six seconds behind second-place Escambia.
The Wildcats just edged Escambia in the 4×4 to win second place with a time of 3:51.75. Edgewood finished less than two-tenths of a second ahead of third.
Austin Patrick finished in fifth place at the boys 800 with a time 2:16.56, 13 seconds behind Lee-Scott’s Jack Terry who came in first. Kaleb Varner grabbed a fourth-place finish in the boys 200 after finishing the race in 24.7 seconds.
The girls team did not have as strong of a showing in the relay events but did grab a fourth-place finish in the 4×1. The time of 56.66 was two seconds off its pace from the preliminaries but was enough to push past Lee-Scott by 17 hundredths of a second.
Jessy Morales finished in third place in the girls 100 with a time of 13.44, less than a second behind the winner. Morales followed it with a third-place finish in the 200 with a time of 27.25.
Mary Michael Burnham had the highest finish of the day on the girls side for Edgewood. She finished second in the shot put finals with a throw of 31-8.5 and was just 1.5 inches away from the top spot.