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April 16, 2014

21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

CUSHING —

The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

“Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

The New Summerfield girls finished with 57 points (4th place), with Cushing (191) and Alto (155) duking it out for the top-two spots.

Mount Enterprise wound up with 136 points and came in third in the team standings.

“We were pleased at the way our teams were able to wrap their seasons,” New Summerfield head track and field coach, Kent Willis said. “We were able to qualify a host of kids for the area meet and both of our teams were able to improve their placings over last year.”

The area meet, which will pit the top-four finishers in each event form Districts 21 and 22, will take place today at Shelbyville High School.

 

Varsity Girls

Alto girls took the gold in three events.

Marilyn Gonzalez won first in the 1600M with a time of 6:21.91, Hanna Watson won first in the 100M hurdles by a full second, crossing the line in 6:21 and Tamara Tyler landed an event-best toss of 30'-7.5” in shot put.

All of Alto's relay teams earned trips to the area meet.

The 4X100 squad (Darlyana Moore, Jakamri Green, Carenza Johnson and Kelcey Chometa) were clocked in 56.18 and finished in second place, trailing only Mt. Enterprise (51.70).

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