Fyffe Track Team on the Move
March 15, 2018
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Fyffe Track Team on the Move

PHOTO: The members of the Fyffe Cross Country team kickstart their inaugural season. (Submitted Photo)

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor

FYFFE, Ala. – In their first year, the Fyffe track team is off to a great success.

The Fyffe Track Team is coached by Cheri Williams and volunteer coach, Erik Magnusson. Williams ran track in high school and Magnusson went to college on a pole vault scholarship.

“The kids started asking me about forming a team. We brought it before the board, who approved it,” said Coach Williams. ”We have had great response.” The cross county team started their season in the fall, with all runners placing in the Top 25 in every match. The indoor season ran in December and January, with one runner qualifying for State.

The Outdoor Track season is now in full swing. Fyffe has runners who compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 800. They also participate in the 4×1-100 relay, the 4×4 relay and the 4×800 relay. The team has one member who competes in the javelin.

To start off the outdoor track season, the Fyffe team competed on Friday at Bob Jones High School in Huntsville. All Fyffe runners placed in the top 25 in their events. The team will compete this Saturday in the Cullman Invitational. Next Saturday, March 22, 2018, the team will compete locally at Fort Payne.

The team is selling  Fyffe High School tumblers as a fundraiser to help purchase equipment.  See any track member, or contact the school,  to purchase.

Southern Torch wishes the best of luck to the Fyffe Track Team in their new endeavor!

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