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Baynes excels in multiple sports


Eighth grader Chloe Baynes competed in the River Region Invite track meet over spring break and had great results. She finished first in the high jump tying her personal record height of 4’10 which currently ranks her third in the state at the 4A level.  She also finished third in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal record run of 17.5, third in the triple jump with personal record jump of 30’11, third in the long jump with a personal record jump of 14’8 and fifth in the javelin with another personal record throw of 85’6. 

Baynes' main focus in the spring is softball where she is the starting centerfielder, but she still competes in track meets when open dates arise.

Softball Standout

When asked about the two sports, Chloe replied, “I love softball. It is my favorite sport and I’ll put that first, but when I can I’ll go to track and usually run hurdles and do the high jump, triple jump and javelin. I really like track and I’m glad my coaches let me do both.”

THS Track and Field head coach Danny Worley agreed. “We know Chloe is softball first but no doubt when we can get her and take her to a meet we will. She is very talented in track and is already doing really great things at such a young age.”

Tallassee softball is scheduled to play Bullock County on Tuesday and Elmore County on Thursday. The THS track team is running in Smith’s Station on Friday. Baynes says she plans on running at that meet if it works out. 

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