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Parker (left) and Baynes

15 trackletes headed to state

Staff Report

15 Tallassee High School track members have qualified for upcoming state meet in Gulf Shores this week. The girls had eight qualifiers and the boys added seven.

The Tigers put up a solid showing in the Class 4A Sectionals at Beauregard last weekend. To meet qualiying standards, participants must meet a minimum time and finish in fifth place or higher. Athletes can participate in a maximum of four events. 

Two THS girls placed first at sectionals; Chloe Baynes and Iyana Parker. Baynes won the high jump with a jump of 4’10. She was also second in the 100 meter hurdles running a 17.07. Parker took the 100 meter hurdles with a 16.39.

The girls team also had two more medal winners. Lexi Love finished third in the javelin throwing 96’8. Armani Wilkerson finished second in the 300 meter hurdles running a 50.9.

The boys also had two sectional champs; Trent Cochran-Gill and Kalvin Levett. Cochran-Gill won the javelin with a top throw of 158’6. Levett was the triple jump winner with a leap of 45’6. Levett also finshed second in the 110 meter hurdles and third in the long jump. Other medal winners for the boys were Markevious Matthews, Sam Freeman, Mason Bell and Greg Williams of the 4x100 meter relay team placing second. 

(Left to right): Matthews, Bell, Williams, Freeman

Overall, the girls team finished as sectional runners-up. The first time they have placed at sectionals in ten years. 

Tallassee head coach Danny Worley was very happy for the girls team. "They have worked hard all year and deserve the trophy," he said.

Worley was also complimentary of the boys 4x100 meter group. They came in ranked eighth in the sectional and finished with the silver medal and will have the fourth fastest time at state. 

Sectional results/State Qualifiers


Chloe Baynes
HJ 1st
100mH 2nd
Javelin 4th
TJ (wildcard)

Iyana Parker
100mH 1st
4x100 5th

Armani Wilkerson
300mH 2nd
4x100 5th

Orliyah Poole

Caitlyn Dowdell

Seleta Lawrence
800m 5th
1600m 5th

Catherine Crawford
3200m 5th

Lexi Love
Javelin 3rd


Kalvin Levett
TJ 1st
110mH 2nd
LJ 3rd
300mH 5th

Trent Cochran-Gill
Javelin 1st

Markevious Matthews
4x100 2nd

Sam Freeman
4x100 2nd

Mason Bell
4x100 2nd

Greg Williams

Woodrow Dean
1600m 5th
3200m 5th

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