FHS, OHS track teams going to state

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eight local track and field athletes qualified for the state tournament this weekend at last weekend’s Class 1A and 3A sectional meets in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.

Florala’s Matthew Gibbs finished first in the shot put event; Jonathan Burleson finished first in the javelin throw; John Bess finished second in the javelin throw and third in the discus event; Erik Vega finished fourth in the javelin throw; Paige Irwin finished third in the 800-meter run and second in the javelin throw; Mariah Thompson finished second in the javelin throw; Opp’s Derek Savage finished fifth in the discus throw; and Myeke Boyd finished fifth in the 100-meter dash to qualify for the state track and field meet.

The meet will be held in Selma at Memorial Stadium on Friday and Saturday.


Full results from the Class 1A, 3A track and field sectional tournaments are below:

Class 1A — Florala

Womens’ 800-meter run

Paige Irwin finished, No. 3, 2 minutes, 53.88 seconds

Womens’ Shot Put

Angela Radford, No. 5, 7.55 meters

Womens’ Javelin Throw

Irwin, No. 2, 28.98 meters

Mariah Thompson, No. 5, 20.04 meters

Mens’ 400-meter dash

Austin McNeil, No. 13, 59.30 seconds

Mens’ Long Jump

McNeil, No. 9, 5.31 meters

Mens’ Shot Put

Matthew Gibbs, No. 1, 13.43 meters

Hunter Oswald, No. 13, 9.22 meters

Mens’ Discus Throw

John Bess, No. 3, 30.25 meters

Erik Vega, No. 8, 26.21 meters

Oswald, No. 9, 25.32 meters

Mens’ Javelin Throw

Jonathan Burleson, No. 1, 46.05 meters

Bess, No. 2, 41.78 meters

Vega, No. 4, 35.20 meters

Florala’s women’s team finished No. 7 at sections with 22 points, and the men’s team finished No. 6 with 40 points.

Class 3A — Opp

Womens’ 100-meter dash preliminaries

Ali Jessie, No. 10, 14.22 seconds

Mens’ 100-meter dash finals

Myeke´ Boyd, No. 6, 11.77 seconds

Orlando Lacy, No. 7, 1184 seconds

Mens’ 400-meter dash finals

Johnathon Hines, No. 12, 58.94 seconds

Tay Smith, No. 13, 59.82 seconds

Mens’ Long Jump

Octavius Bonham, No. 13, 4.33 meters

Mens’ Discus Throw

Derek Savage, No. 5, 35.10 meters

Opp’s men’s team finished No. 8 with 15 points. The women’s team didn’t finish in the top 10.