Track team competes at state, Crosby medals
By Michael Butler
Tallassee qualified 11 athletes for the 2021 Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores last week. Nine boys and two girls competed at the state finals with one Tallassee star bringing back some hardware.
Senior Denzel Crosby placed third in the 300 meter hurdles to win a bronze medal. Overall, the boys team was 12th in the Class 5A standings. The girls were 22nd.
"We are proud of the senior class of 2021 for the determination they showed this track season," head coach Danny Worley said. "This has been a hard-working group of seniors who stuck together during a tough year for everyone. We are extremely grateful for the dedication to the track program by these seniors."
Tallassee's seniors are: Ajaida Griffin, Michael Moore, Alexis Love, KJ Love, Mason Bell, Haleigh May, Kalib Baker, Will Smith, Jalen Cobb, Ethan Stevenson, Denzel Crosby and Ja'Reece Edwards.
The 2021 Tigers' boys were runners-up out of 33 teams at the sectional meet in Beauregard on April 23 and 24. The girls finished fourth at sectionals.
Girls State Meet Qualifiers
Hayleigh May (Shot Put, *Discus *Sectional Champion)
Alexis Love (Javelin)
Boys State Meet Qualifiers
Jordan May (Shot Put)
Max Moore (Shot Put)
Will Smith (Javelin)
Austin Gray (Javelin)
Ja'Reece Edwards (800 Meters)
Ethan Stevenson (400 Meter)
Kalib Baker (400 Meters, 4x400 Relay)
Michael Moore (110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay)
Denzel Crosby (110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay)
KJ Love (*110 Hurdles, *300 Hurdles, 4x400 Relay *Sectional Champ)
State Meet Highlights
Denzel Crosby (3rd in 300 Meter Hurdles)
Will Smith (5th in Javelin)
Jordan May (5th in Shot Put)
KJ Love (7th in 110 Meter Hurdles)
Lexi Love (6th in Javelin)
Haleigh May (6th in Shot Put, 8th in Discus)
4x400 Meter Relay Team (7th)