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Wildcats take second at Sylacauga Relays

Published 10:29am Tuesday, March 19, 2013

By Ed Bailey

The Sylacauga Relays No.2 were a coming out party for the Benjamin Russell Lady Wildcats track team.
Both the boys and girls finished second at the event, but BRHS track and field coach Cecil Holinquest came away very impressed with the performance of the Lady ‘Cats.
“The girls really went all out,” Holinquest said. “They ran like they tried to win the state championship. They competed exceptionally well.”
The Lady ‘Cats swept the 100-meter hurdles and the discus events.
Aaliyah Goggans finished first. Asia Ore was second, and Shay Moten came in third in the hurdles.
McKayla Montgomery won the discus event while Ore was second. Olivia Watts finished third.
The girls also finished first and second in the triple jump, with A.J. Thomas winning the event and Jazzlynn Lewis coming in second.
The girls finished second in the 4X100-meter relays.
On the boys side, Maurice Harris had a banner day.
Harris won the long jump event and finished second in the 100-meter dash.
Tabius Russell won the shotput event, and Jalen Kelly was fourth.
Andrew Caldwell earned second place in the 110-meter hurdles.
Cameron Fuller and Woo Varner performed well in a little-practiced event for the Wildcats: the high jump.
“They’ve found a new calling,” Holinquest said. “We don’t practice it that much since it’s a hassle to move the equipment back and forth, but they like it. We’re going to start practicing it more now.”
Fuller was third in the event, and Varner was fourth.
“It really capped off the day,” Holinquest said of the team’s high jump performance. “It was a great day overall on both sides. The kids are winning, and they like it.”