Elmore County’s boys track and field team racked up the first-place finishes Friday at the Sylacauga Meet.
DJ Patrick led the way by taking first in the long jump with a mark of 22-1 and capturing the first spot in the 400, clocking in at 49.30. He was joined by several others at the top of the podium.
Zefeniah Edwards earned the first spot in the 800 with a time of 2:04.68, and Josh Smith captured gold in the 3,200, finishing in 11:26.72.
Both Elmore County’s relay teams also took first. The 4×4 finished in 3:32.09 and the 4×8 clocked in at 9:11.12.
In addition to their top finishes, the Panthers also had several others perform well Friday. The 400 was especially kind to ECHS. After Patrick, Reece Baker captured second in 50.40, and Edwards earned fifth in 53.90.
Other third-place finishers included Jacob Taunton (800, 2:11.23); Sawyer Lett (3,200, 12:16.73); and Garrett Pattillo (300 hurdles, 45.23).
On the girls side, Maggie Thames had the highest finish for Eclectic, taking third in the javelin with a throw of 74-10. Jordan Dunaway was fourth in the 800 (2:52.61).