TRM earn spot in state meet in Cullman

Published 6:24 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The TRM Tigers secured their spot at the state track meet with first and second place finishes at sectionals.

The T.R. Miller Tigers had an outstanding turnout in the track meet sectionals Friday and Saturday as they prepare for the state meet in Cullman Alabama.

The Tigers completed the meet with a combine effort from both boys and girls of 33 top-three finishes.

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For the boys Jalen Walker placed first in two events. Placing first in long jump 20-01.50 and first in triple jump 42-06.50.

Justus Bailey placed second in the 200-meter dash 22.97.

Darius Webb placed second in the 110-meter hurdles 16.67, third place in high jump 5-06.00 and second place in triple jump 40-07.50.

Hayden Atkinson placed third in discus, 125-10.00.

The Tigers also placed second in the 4×100-meter relay 44.94 and second in the 4×800-meter relay 8:45.41.

Olivia Blackmon and Aleria Smith were the only first place winners for the girls. Blackmon placed first in the 3,200-meter run 11:51.38 and second in the 1,600-meter run 5:28.94. Smith placed first in discus 106-07.00 and first in shot put 35-10.50.

Valerie Samuel placed second in 100-meter dash 12.86, second in the 200-meter dash 27.06.

Alijah Fountain placed second in triple jump 35-06.00.

The Tigers also placed first in the 4×100-meter relay 51.32 and third in the 4×800-meter relay 11:19.58.

For W.S. Neal’s Michael Campbell placed third in shot put 40-08.00.

WSN boys also placed second in the 4×100-meter relay 45.36.

WSN’s Ashley Gibson placed second in discus with a result of 83-03.00

“We had a great production in this weekend’s meet from both boys and girls”, head coach Eddie Brundidge said. I’m upset about our boys’ coming up short by six points, but overall I feel we have a great chance to be champions again this year.

“The competition is going to be high, so we are going to make sure our kids will be at their best. Brundidge said, “Everyone has to be perfect now, We are the point where it all counts.”

The Tigers will travel to Cullman Friday and Saturday and the meet will start at 8 a.m. both days.