By C.M. Samford, Sports Contributor
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne Girls track team competed Saturday in the Vestavia King of the Hill Meet in Birmingham.
The field hosted 25 teams. Team scores were Hoover first 170, Fort Payne 2nd 104, Northridge Tuscaloosa 3rd 94 and Vestavia 4th 46. For the second week in a row, the girls have gone toe to toe with some of the best teams in the southeast. Hoover is one of the best programs in the country.
- Madi Wallace finished 1st in the 100 hurdles at 15.2, 2nd in the 300 hurdles ,and 3rd in the long jump.
- Maggie Groat finished 4 in the 400 at 1:01, 3rd in the 300 hurdles and 4th in the high jump at 4’10 .
- Maddie Jackson 800 6th at 2:29. Jordan Strogov: high jump 5th at 4’10”.
- Brylan Gray placed 7th in discus 80’ 11” and 6th in the shot 31’4”
- Reese McCurdy 8th in the 3200.
- Cooper Garrett finished 1st in the javelin 101’8”.
- Bella Weaver placed 4th in Javelin 99’9”.
- Harliegh Sullivan javelin 8th at 87’10”.
- Lennon Ibsen placed 4th in the pole vault with a school record jump of 10’ and 3rd in triple jump at 32’8”
- Arianna Johnson placed 7th in the triple at 31’10.
The girls 4x800 of Anahi Barboza,Reese McCurdy, Aylin Vega and Abigail Vega finished 2nd. The 4x100 relay of Strogov, Johnson Madysin Hill and Sophia Trammell placed 6th, The 4x400 group placed second to Hoover.
Madi Wallace,Maddie Jackson, Ruthie Jones and Maggie Groat took 8 seconds off last weeks time to run 4:07.
That is the 3rd fastest time ever at Fort Payne and puts them within sight of the 30 year old school record of 4:04. The field event girls are really stepping up. We are not where we want to be anywhere but we are headed in the right direction.
Next action will be boys and girls at Cullman on Saturday. Call Coach Penton for comments.