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The Wetumpka girls team racked up several strong finishes on its way to seventh place overall at the annual Auburn Early Bird track and field meet Saturday.

Janae McCall captured third in the 400 with a time of 1:03.02. Lakenya Bracy finished the race in 1:05.29 to take seventh.

The two teamed up with Morgan Causey and Angel Knight in the 4x400 and captured silver in 4:28.61.

Causey took home an extra medal when she finished third in the javelin, posting a throw of 93-2.

Amelia Nettles grabbed a pair of top-10 finishes with her performances in the discus and shot put. Nettles’ best event was the discus where her throw measured in at 83-2, which was good enough for sixth. She also earned 10th in the shot put (31-0).

Jamya Johnson finished fifth in long jump after recording a new personal best distance of 16-0. Destiny Bracey also secured points for the team after finishing seventh in the 100 (12.95).

On the boys side, Colby Golson got Wetumpka’s top-three finish by finishing second in the discus with a throw of 135-7, finishing 1 foot shy of the gold medal. Golson also grabbed fifth place in the shot put after posting a distance of 42-0.75.

Gavan Baxley was the strongest distance runner for the Indians, clocking in at 11:04.02 in the 3,200 for eighth place.

Elmore County also competed in the meet and although the Panthers didn’t have any reach the top of the podium, they finished in the top 10 of all three events they competed in.

Reece Baker took fourth place in the 400 with a time of 52.25, missing a medal by 1.34 seconds. Zefeniah Edwards finished the 800 in 2:13.93 to grab fifth place, and Sam Barlet also had a fifth-place finish, running the 110 hurdles in 17.18.

Caleb Turrentine is a sports writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.