Girls track and field teams competed in Magic City Invitational

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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By LAUREN SEXTON | Sports Reporter

BIRMINGHAM –  Chelsea, Thompson, Calera, Helena Pelham and Shelby County all competed in the girls’ events in the Magic City Track and Field Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Chelsea Hornets competed in nine events at the invitational and had several student places within the top 10. Lily Rigor came in sixth place with a time of 8.07 in the 60-meter dash. Jadlyn Debardlabon followed not too far behind Rigor in 10th place.

In the 800-meter run, Chelsea had three runners place within the top 10. Mia Dunavant came in first place with a time of 2:20.14. Tyndal Ann Griffith finished in fourth place and Brylee Bennett placed seventh overall.

Cady McPhail and Ty Cason finished in the top two for the Hornets in the 3200-meter run. McPhail came in first timing at 11:21.39 and Cason followed in second with a time of 11:57.78.

Both of Chelsea’s relay teams in the 4X200-meter relay and the 4X400-meter relay placed first overall in the events.

Jadlyn Debardlabon finished in second place for the Hornets in the High Jump and Alana McCulla came in second in the Pole Vault event.

The Pelham Panthers were present at the Magic City Invitational. Ana Bravo came in eighth place for Pelham in the 800-meter run. Bravo finished with a time of 2:39.67.

Emily Walker finished in third place for the Panthers in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:45.04. Mikayla Leftwich came in seventh timing at 6:16.82.

In the 60-meter hurdles, Pelham’s Emma Grace Howard came in third with a time of 10.80. With a time of 11.43, Anna McDonald finished eighth overall.

Jocelyn Elliott came in second place in the High Jump and Howard finished in eighth place in the Triple Jump for the Panthers.

Thompson placed within the top ten in three events at the invitational. Jasiel Johnson and Kiya Chasen finished in sixth and seventh place in the 400-meter run. The Thompson Warriors’ relay team came in fifth in the 4X200-meter relay.

Akasha Dudley and Alaura Myers came in first and seventh place for the Thompson Warriors in the Shot Put event.

Helena’s Lamaria Bennett finished seventh place for the Huskies. Bennett participated in the Long Jump.

Jordon Bray came in first place for Calera in the 400-meter with a time of 57.84. With a time of 2:26.22, Bray finished in fourth place in the 800-meter run.

Jane Matthew Reed and Victoria Farnish placed within the top ten in the 400-meter dash and the Shot Put for the Shelby County Wildcats at the invitational