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Trojans hit the beach

Fresh off a third place finish at the AHSAA Class 5A Sectional track meet held last weekend at St. Paul’s High School in Mobile, the

Charles Henderson boys’ and girls’ track & field teams will head to Gulf Shores this weekend for the Class 5A state meet.

Svante Davenport, Terrence Jackson, Terrill Hill and the 4X100-meter relay team led the Trojans in the sectional meet last weekend. The Trojans scored 105 points at the meet.

Davenport won the triple jump with a jump of 43 feet, 11 inches.

Jackson grabbed first in the 110-meter hurdles

with a time of 15.43 seconds.

Hill won the high jump with a leap of 6-2. The 4×100 team of Jackson, Davenport, Jawara White and Jonathon Moultry came in first with a time of 43.44.

The Trojans continued their domination of the jumping events by placing three jumpers in the Top 7 in the high jump, Hill, Rakeem Jackson, third and Ladarrius Sanchious, seventh; the triple jump, Davenport, Hill, third and Rakeem Jackson, fifth and the long jump, Davenport, third, Terrence Jackson, sixth, and Hill, seventh.

The Trojans also had a strong showing in the hurdles with three qualifying in the 110-hurdles. Those three were, Terrence Jackson, Corey Dennis, fifth and Rashad Carswell, sixth.

Carswell also took second in the 300-hurdles.

Justin Davis finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 50.39.

White finished in the Top 5 in the 100, Lequintez Reynolds finished sixth in the shot put and the 4×400 relay team of Davenport, Davis, Isiah Wilson and Tre Thomas finished third.

The Lady Trojan track team finished in fourth place at sectionals with only five girls competing.

Kasheena Grandberry powered Charles Henderson in the field events winning the discus, 92-10; placing second in the shot put, 33-7 and placing sixth in the javelin.

Sharlie Brooks, an eighth grader, qualified for state in the mile and two mile.

Lakia Starks placed third in the 400 and sixth in the triple jump.

Ashley Miller qualified for state in the 800.