Track and field: Piedmont leads 3A boys, third in 3A girls
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Piedmont’s boys are in first place after the first day of the two-day Class 3A track and field meet in Selma.

Under a scoring system that awards points for every team member finishing in eighth place or better in an event, Piedmont had 30 points. Trinity (36) is second, while T.R. Miller (30) is third.

In the 3A girls competition, Piedmont is third with 26 points. Bayside has 51.5 points, followed by T.R. Miller (36).

In 2A boys, Pleasant Valley is fourth with 24 points, trailing LaFayette (42), Mobile Christian (34) and Lanett (25). In 4A girls, Anniston’s girls are 10th with nine points. UMS-Wright leads with 52.5.

In 3A boys, Piedmont’s Xavier Jackson was third in the shot put, while Logan Moore was fourth and Marquez Gamble was eighth. Moore also was second in the discus. Saks’ Vincent Hilliard was sixth in the discus. Weaver’s Brannon Bellar was seventh in the 400 meters.

Piedmont’s Jamie Major finished second in the javelin, and teammate Michael Devoe was third. Jamaal Young was fifth in the 400-meter dash. Chase Keener finished seventh in the pole vault.

In 3A girls, Piedmont’s Breanna Thompson was second in the high jump and the long jump and eighth in the shot put. Sarah Garner was fifth in the long jump. Weaver’s Keara Scott was fifth in the high jump.

In 2A boys, Pleasant Valley’s Matthew Bonds won the 1,600 meters, and teammate Todd Kirk finished second. Pleasant Valley finished third in the 4-by-800 relay.

For Oxford, Jacob Schwyn was eighth in the 1,600-meter boys run, and Jamiria Bradford was eighth in the long jump.

In 4A boys, Munford’s Kyle Franklin won the 400 meters. Anniston’s Tadarius Smith was sixth in the triple jump.

In 4A girls, Anniston’s Jasmine Heard finished fifth in the long jump and fourth in the 400 meters.

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