Raiders win state title

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Shelby Academy boys track captured the Alabama Independent Schools Association Region A track championship in Selma Thursday.

Relay members Brandon Horton, Josh Sharp, Miles Waits and Brad Lavoy helped their team to their third title in four years by placing second in the 4×100 relay.

&8220;I thought we&8217;d score points, but I didn&8217;t know we&8217;d finish that high,&8221; head coach Bill Drinkard said. &8220;There&8217;s a great deal of speed involved in that.&8221;

The four also placed second in the 4×400-meter relay and sixth in the 4×200.

Horton also placed third in the triple jump, while teammate Parker Headley placed second in the discus to help Shelby Academy earn 30 points overall to win over East Memorial Christian of Prattville, who had 18 points in Region A.

Chelsea Carter helped lead the girls&8217; team to a second place finish with a third place finish in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes.