Gold medal winners

Wadley's Elijah Beverly (left) and RCHS's Trey McFarland won first place in the discus competitions for their respective classifications at the state track and field meet in Cullman.

Two gold medals came home to Randolph County after the high school state track and field competitions in Cullman and Gulf Shores last week, while Handley had the best team performances of the weekend.

Wadley’s Elijah Beverly won the 1A discus competition, while RCHS’s Trey McFarland brought home gold in the 3A discus.

Handley’s Jamiya Heard was the big points winner of the weekend as she accounted for 18 of her team’s 33 points. That performance was boosted by a pair of silver medals in the class 4A long jump and triple jump events.

Here are all of the county’s points winners and the teams’ place in the overall standings from the state meets.

Wadley girls – 15 points (15th place out of 30 scoring teams in 1A)

The 4x100 relay team finished fourth with a time of 54.71 seconds to earn five points.

The 4x800 relay team finished fifth with a time of 12:36.06 to earn four points.

Haley Trammell finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 14’9” to earn one point.

Trammell also finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 32’10” to earn five points.

Wadley boys – 16 points (15th place out of 34 scoring teams in 1A)

KaDarius Zachery finished seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 39’11.75” to earn two points.

Elijah Beverly earned the gold medal in the discus with a throw of 135’11” to win 10 points.

Beverly also finished fifth in the javelin throw with a distance of 150’4” to earn four points.

Woodland boys – 2 points (29th out of 30 scoring teams in 2A)

The 4x100 relay team finished eighth with a time of 46.85 seconds to earn one point.

Austin Champion finished eighth in the discus with a throw of 112’3” to earn one point.

RCHS boys – 14 points (9th out of 31 scoring teams in 3A)

Trey McFarland finished fifth in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.15 seconds to earn four points.

McFarland also won the discus with a throw of 137’8” to earn 10 points.

Handley girls (33 points – eighth out of 27 scoring teams in 4A)

Nybresha Slaughter and Jamiya Heard finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 100 meter dash to earn five total points. Slaughter’s time was 12.93 seconds, while Heard ran it in 12.99 seconds.

Slaughter also finished seventh in the 200 meter dash to earn two points.

The 4x100 relay team finished fifth with a time of 52.48 seconds to earn four points.

Heard finished second in the long jump with a distance of 15’11.75” to earn eight points.

Heard also finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 34’5.25” to earn another eight points.

Destiny Nolan finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 31’10.5” to earn four points.

Handley boys (22 points – 11th out of 32 scoring teams in 4A)

Devontae Houston finished fifth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.02 seconds to earn four points.

QuonDarius Lyons finished fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.63 seconds to earn five points.

The 4x100 relay team earned the silver medal with a time of 43.61 seconds to win eight points.

Houston also finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 21’8.5” to earn five points.

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