TRM takes second and fifth in first day of championship meet in Cullman

Published 2:08 pm Saturday, May 5, 2018

The T.R. Miller Tigers track and field team is making their presence known as they have been performing well all season. Now they are looking to win the class 3A track and field state championship in Cullman AL.

“We started Friday off slow, but I think we will picked up enough before the day ended,” head coach Eddie Brundidge said.

On Friday, Steely Ruzic threw a 119.8, being named class 3A javelin throw state champion. Jalen Walker jumped a 43-07.00 in the boys 3A triple jump becoming class 3A state champion. Valerie Samuel had placed first in the girls 100-meter dash 12.69. Also, the TRM girls placed first in the 4×100-meter relay 51.26.

Other results from the Tigers is Sam LoDuca placing sixth and Cobi Godwin placing tenth in the 3A boys pole vault. Aleria Smith came in third place in girls 3A shot put and fourth in girl’s javelin. Olivia Blackmon placed third and Jordan Thompson placed seventh in the 3A girls 1,600 meter-run. The TRM boys placed eighth in the 4×100-meter relay. Raivon Ewing places seventh in the girls 3A long jump.

Vanessa Samuel placed fifth in the girls 200-meter dash 27.45. Khadejah Ashkew placed fifth 17.17, Kelsi Lum placed ninth 17.83 and Alijah Fountain placed eleventh 18.34 in the 100-meter hurdles. Kayla Bell went to work in the high jump placing sixth 4-08.00. She also placed fourth in shot put with a score of 31-06.50.

The Tigers ended the first day of the AHSAA track and field state championship with the girls in second place overall, and the boys came in fifth place. TRM claimed two individual state champions. The girls scored a score of 48 events, while American Christian Academy leads with 53 points. TRM boys placed fifth with 22 points, while American Christian Academy boys also lead for the 3A boys with 63 points.

Right now the Tigers are  still competing and putting in hard work today as they try to perform with a sense of urgency in the championship meet.