Thompson's 4 x 100 girls relay team wins title in final day of state track meet

May 6, 2018

 

The Thompson High boys and girls track and field teams each finished in the top 8 during the AHSAA Class 7A State Championships at Gulf Shores. The girls finished in fifth place while the boys were 8th place finishers.

 

Final day highlights included a school record and state championship performance by the girls 4 x 100 relay team. Alandria McCurdy, Zakiria Holifield, Niya Oden and London Wooley finished in a time of 47.47 seconds to outdistance the competition.

 

Holifield and McCurdy also scored in the 100 meters, finishing fifth and seventh overall. Holifield added a third place finish in the 200 meters, setting a school record at 24.42 seconds, and McCurdy finished eighth in that event.

 

McKenzie Hogue closed out an outstanding meet and a tremendous year by finishing second at 800 meters. The junior standout finished in a time of 2:14.10, which only trailed the 2:13.38 run by Grace Jensen of McGill-Toolen. Hogue also set a school record.

 

Zoria Miller had a school record throw of 39 feet, 2 inches in the shot put.

 

On the boys side, the 4 x 400 relay team was one of four teams which ran faster than the previous state record. The Warriors finished in a time of 3:10.74 and finished in fourth place. The 4 x 100 team also had a great showing, finishing sixth in a time of 42.93.

 

At 800 meters, Thomas Cousins finished tied for eighth. Timothy Osborne finished eighth in the 300 meter hurdles.

 

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