Lady 'Cats win meet against top Tennessee teams at McCallie

Brooklyn Barksdale competes in the pole vault at the McCallie meet Saturday. She cleared the bar at seven and a half feet and placed fifth in the event.

The Fort Payne’s track and field teams competed against several of Tennessee’s top programs Saturday at the McCallie Mid-South Track Classic.

The Lady Wildcats edged East Nashville Magnet by 1.5 points to take home first place while the boys’ team placed 10th overall in a field of 20 teams.

The Lady Wildcats won gold in two events Saturday in the high jump and the 4x800-meter relay.

The team of Mollie Sanderson, Anahi Barboza, Maddie Jackson and Gracie Groat finished the relay in 10:00.13 and beat the rest of the field by over 14 seconds.

Maggie Groat placed first in the high jump with a leap of five feet, two inches. Maggie also placed second in both girls hurdling events. She finished the 100-meter hurdles in 15.47 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 47.69 seconds.

Maggie also teamed with Madi Wallace, Logan Neil and Libba Sheppard to place second in the 4x400-meter relay. They finished in 4:20.80 and trailed the team from the Girls Preparatory School of Chattanooga by two seconds.

Andrea Bailey placed eighth in the 200-meter dash in 27.91 seconds. 

Logan Neil and Gracie Groat finished sixth and seventh in the 400-meter run. Neil placed sixth in 1:05.11 and Gracie finished seventh less than half a second later.

Anahi Barboza finished third in the 800-meter run in 2:31.19. Gracie Groat placed fifth in the event in 2:32.17.

Aylin Vega placed seventh in the 3,200-meter run in 12:26.50.

Teshyia and Mikia Williams both earned points for the Lady ‘Cats in the shot put. Teshyia placed third with a throw of 32 feet and one inch. Mikia placed seventh with a throw of 31 feet and 0.25 inches.

Brooklyn Barksdale placed fifth in the pole vault after clearing the bar at seven and a half feet and Madi Wallace placed third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet.

The best finishes from the boys’ team came from Matthew Shaddix in the two hurdling events.

Shaddix placed third in the 300-meter hurdles in 41.21 seconds and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.95 seconds.

Shaddix also teamed with Owen Pettis, Soloman Strong and Hernan Cruz to place fourth in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:39.75.

Shane Freeman placed fifth in the shot put with his best throw measuring at 41 feet, 3.25 inches.

The boys’ 4x200-meter relay team of Donald Winchester, Strong, Jack McGullion and Ashton Brown placed seventh with a time of 1:37.88.

The Wildcats will compete at home Thursday as they host their Fort Payne Invitational Meet.

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