Track, field successful

Published 10:09 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Charles Henderson High Trojans track and field teams saw success on Saturday at the 5A Section 2 track meet in Beauregard, Ala.

Thirteen athletes qualified to compete in next weekend’s state track meet.

The girls’ field team was led by Senior Kashenna Grandberry, who qualified for state in three events.

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Grandberry qualified in shot put, discus and javelin. She placed in the top four in statewide competition last year for shot put and discus. Sophomore Ashley Miller qualified in the 800 and 400 meter run. Miller won the 800 meter run, claiming the win for her sectional.

Sharley Brooks, Altilah Upshaw and Brittany Jackson also qualified to compete in the state meet.

Girls’ head coach Phillip Jones said he was proud of the Lady Trojans track and field team.

“We have had a couple of younger girls this year to work very hard and qualify, and I think we’ve done an excellent job,” Jones said. “All of those who qualified, other than Kashenna, are sophomores and freshman. We had a small team, and a young team, but despite all of that, we competed pretty highly. I’m proud of our team.”

Boys’ head coach Tyrone Black said his team is not as strong as they were last year. “We have had stronger years as a team, last year we were very good. But, in spite of that, we did well during this meet,” Black said. “Having eight of our boys qualify is something to be proud of.”

The boys 4 by 100 relay team qualified to go on to compete at the state level.

Junior Ladarius Sanchious won the high jump for his sectional and will compete in the state competition.

Jeremy Adair qualified in the discus throw, while Daniel Hartley claimed second place in the javelin throw and qualified for state.

Corey Dennis and Isaiah Wilson both qualified in the 110 high hurdles for state, with Wislon also qualifying to compete on the state level in the long jump.

The CHHS track and field team will tackle the state competition next weekend in Gulf Shores.