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Baynes (left) and Haynes
Photo courtesy of Mark Baynes

Young tracksters take on B'ham


Four members of the Southside Middle School indoor track team made their way to Birmingham last Thursday to compete in the Annual Birmingham City Schools Middle School Track Meet.

Tiger runners included; Chloe Baynes, Belle Haynes, Baxlee Burton and Woodrow Dean. 

Seventh grader Chloe Baynes started out by placing second in the high jump with a THS record setting jump of 4'6 winning the silver medal. Seventh grader Belle Haynes was next in the long jump.  Haynes jumped 14'9 finishing second in the event also winning the silver medal.

Dean and Baxlee Burton ran next in the 400m dash posting personal record times of 1.07 and 1.08 respectively.

Baynes was up next in her second event, the 60m hurdles. She ran 10.87 finishing fourth and setting another THS indoor record.  Haynes followed with yet another indoor record in the 60m dash posting a time of 8.9 finishing 17th out of 175 runners. 

Dean and Burton ended the night with the 800m dash. Dean ran 2.32 placing 17th while Burton ran a personal best 2.43.

Head coach Worley was extremely pleased with all the efforts, especially Baynes and Haynes. What those two were able to do at their first meet against such high competition was pretty amazing.