Wadley finished as the girls state runners up in the team competition at the 1A state track meet Friday and Saturday in Cullman.
Wadley had the best results amid strong showings for all four county schools at the state track meets over the weekend.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Haley Trammell, who won individual state titles in two events to help her team to a total of 49 points in the team standings. Marion County won the team title with 59 points.
Trammell accounted for almost half of Wadley’s 49 points as she claimed gold medals in both the long jump and the triple jump and finished fifth in the high jump.
Wadley got 13 more points in one event as Cailin Birdsong led a trio of Lady Bulldogs that placed in the 100 meter hurdles. Birdsong finished third with a time of 16.9, just 11 100ths of a second behind the second place finisher Ruby Carroll from Red Level. Birdsong’s teammate Lakeisha Brown finished fourth in the event at 18.65, and Alyssa Richardson came in seventh with a time of 19.32.
Wadley also got the following results to add to their state runner up total (points are awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale for the first-through-eighth place finishers in each event):
- Navaeh Vigh – sixth in the 300 meter hurdles
- Team of Hope Jones, Ansley Howe, Kendall Patterson and Navaeh Vigh – second in the 4x800 meter relay
- Celest Angel – eighth in the javelin
The Handley girls earned a ninth-place finish out of 27 scoring teams in the Class 4A meet in Gulf Shores.
Jamiya Heard came up less than an inch short of a gold medal in the long jump. She jumped 16-05.75 and the winner – Meg Paparella of Westminster – jumped 16-06.50 on her final attempt, leaving Heard .75 inches shy of first place. Heard also finished fourth in the triple jump to account for 13 total points.
The other Handley scorers were:
- Azorria Higgins – sixth in the 100 meter dash
- Teanna Watts – fifth in the 100 meter hurdles
- Team – sixth in the 4x100 relay
- Team – seventh in the 4x400 relay
- Shania Allen – fourth in the shot put
- Destiny Nolan – fifth in the shot put
The Handley boys finished tied for 14th out of 37 scoring teams with 19 points in the Class 4A state meet in Gulf Shores.
Tae Meadows led the way with a silver medal finish in the long jump and a sixth-place effort in the 100-meter dash. Meadows was also a part of the Handley 4x100 relay team that finished in second place as well.
The Woodland girls placed 19th out of 23 scoring teams with eight points in the 1A competition in Cullman.
Ella Waites earned all eight of Woodland’s points in two events. She finished seventh in the 400 meter dash and third in the 800 meter run.
The RCHS boys landed 22nd out of 32 scoring teams with eight points in the 2A competition in Cullman.
RCHS got its eight points in the discus competition. Gauge Mitchell just missed out on the podium with a fourth place finish, while Joshua Holloway ended up sixth.
Woodland’s boys came in 23rd out of 30 scoring teams with eight points in the 1A competition in Cullman.
Austin Champion picked up the only points thanks to his second place finish in the discus