Entering the AHSAA Class 6A Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Wetumpka had already set a school record with number of qualifying athletes. The Indians set nine individual personal records and grabbed three podium finishes on their way to two top-16 finishes in the team rankings.
Cory Anthony led the way on the boys side and started the weekend with a third-place finish in the 1,600. After winning the event at sectionals in Tuscaloosa, Anthony topped his time by more than 10 seconds to set a personal record with a time of 4:23.85.
Anthony also added a fourth-place finish in the 3200 with a time of 9:38.32. His time of 2:01.17 was good enough for a 10th-place finish in the 800, finishing a tenth of a second ahead of teammate Aaron Foster.
Both Anthony and Foster were joined by Isaac Stubbs and Willie Sagers in the 4x800 to finish in seven with a time of 8:23.23. Sagers and Foster were also a past of the 4x4 with Jamea Williams and Jaleel Johnson to grab eighth place after finishing with a time 3:30.60.
Tavon Murphy, Malik Davis, Josh Allen and Terrance Thomas grabbed four points for the team standings after finishing fifth in the 4x1. They finished sixth in the preliminaries but moved up a spot after running a 43.60 in the finals.
Colby Golson set a personal record after posting a distance of 127-0 in the discus finals to finish 12th. The Wetumpka boys team finished in 13th place out of 32 teams in Class 6A.
Amelia Nettle also set a personal record in the discus and grabbed eight points for the girls team after finishing in second place with a distance of 116-5. Nettles also qualified for the shot put finals, where she posted a 30-2.5 to finish 17th.
LyNasha Sims had the only other podium finish of the day for Wetumpka. She finished in third place in the long jump finals after recording a distance of 17-1.75.
The girls 4x4 set a new personal record to finish in sixth place in the finals after posting a time of 4:16.24. Sims was joined by LyKenya Bracey, Angel Knight and Janae McCall on the relay team to earn Wetumpka three more team points.
Kennedy Jones qualified for the state meet in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She recorded her best time of the season in the 300 to finish ninth in 48.30.
The Wetumpka girls team finished in 16th out of 32 teams with a total score of 17 points across nine events.