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Chloe Baynes on the podium in Birmingham

Baynes brings home two silvers

Staff Report

Chloe Baynes put her stamp in the THS sports history books. She ends her indoor track run as Tallassee's most decorated athlete in the sport.

Baynes grabbed two more medals in the Class 4A/5A State Indoor Track Championships on Saturday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Baynes was second in the girls triple jump (33' 3 1/2"). She was also runner-up in the 60 meter hurdles (9.61). Both were personal bests.

The pair of silver medals brings Baynes' overall total to eight in state indoor track meets, not to mention the numerous other medals in the sport.

Baynes also holds five indoor school records in the triple jump (33' 3 1/2"), 60 meter hurdles (9.61), long jump (16' 1"), 60 meters (8.4) and high jump (4' 10").

Mark Baynes is not only her father but serves as one of her coaches.

"She is without a doubt the most fierce competitor I've ever coached in any sport," the proud dad proclaimed. "She’s very athletic and fun to watch in all the sports in which she competes."

Fellow coach Danny Worley also spoke of Baynes' feats.

"We are going to miss her tremendously," said Worley. "Luckily we'll still be able to borrow her from softball and take her to outdoor sectionals where she will definitely help the girls team succeed."