It was a bitter sweet weekend for the LaFayette High School Track and Field teams.
Lafayette High Boys and Girls track-team fought hard this pasted weekend, at the 1A-3A state track-meet, that took place in Cullman, Al.
The boys team was literally a couple of points away from another state championship.
It was only 3 points that separated 1st and 3rd place in the 2A boys final standings.
Both girls and boys teams began events on Friday, May 5th.
It was evident that it was going to be a long day for both the girls and boys as the weather wasn’t the best for track competition.
It was a rainy, windy and cold, low in the 40s Friday, and it really effected the performance of some of the boys and girls that had events on the day.
Overall the boys and girls both competed well and ended the year on a positive note.
Robert Houston finished 3rd in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.40 seconds.
Jatarvious Whitlow finished 1st in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.52 seconds,
3rd in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.26.
He also finished 2nd in the long jump, with a jump of 20’-7.5’’ and first in the triple jump, with a jump of 43’-10.75”.
Omar Boston finished 4th in the 300 meter hurdles, with a time of 42.54 second.
The 4×100 team finished 1st with a time of 43.53 second, just missing the state record by .02 second.
The members consisted of Fitzgerald Briskey, Robert Houston, Omar Boston, and Azerious Brooks.
The 4×400 team finished 2nd with a time of 3:36.64 seconds.
The members consisted of Omar Boston, Tyderieus Scott, Marquez Brooks, and Deavin Foreman.
In the high jump, My’Kale Trammell and Fitzgerald Briskey both finished 5th with jumps of 5’-8”.
In the long jump, My’Kale Trammell finished 4th, with a jump of 20’-1.75”, and Jamarquez Boston-Gaines finished 7th, with a jump of 19’-7”.
In the triple jump, Deavin Foreman finished 2nd, with a jump of 42’-4” and Jamarquez Boston-Gaines finished 8th with a jump of 39’-10”.
In the Javelin, My’Kale Trammell finished 5th, with a throw of 155’-08”
The boys team finished 3rd, but was only (4) points away from claiming it’s 2nd state title.
The boys scored 94 points.
In the 400 meter dash, Kayla Watts finished 8th with a time of 1:07.64 second.
Kendra James finished 1st in the 100 meter hurdles, with a time of 16.07 seconds, 6th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.76 second.
The 4×100 meter teams finished 1st, with a time of 51.71 second.
The members consisted of Shantavia Foster, Keaundra Woody, Daylan Wright, and Tyanna Askew.
The 4×400 team finished 7th, with a time of 4:47 seconds.
The members consisted of Kendra James, Teyunna Spratling, Aaziyah Brooks, and Kayla Watts.
In the high jump, Kendra James finished 5th with a jump of 4’-8” and Tyanna Askew finished 8th with also a jump of 4’-8”.
In the long jump, Keaundra Woody finished 1st, with a jump of 16’-06.75”, and Tyanna Askew finished 2nd, with a jump of 16’-00.75”.
In the triple jump, Kayla Watts finished 1st with a jump of 33’-04.50”, and Keaundra Woody finished 3rd, with a jump of 33’-01”.
In the shot-put, Feliah Greer finished 3rd.
The girls team scored a total of 71.50 points and finished 4th at the state meet.
In speaking with Track Coach Corey Thornton he states: I feel that both the Boys and Girls team had a very successful season.
Both teams competed well all season and were sectional champs again this year.
I wish I had one more week to try and figure a way for the boys to win it, because they came so close.
This group of guys will always be special to me because they never gave up.
They may not be state champs on paper, but they will always be state champs in my heart.