Escambia Academy long jumper Paige Lancaster, above, takes a turn during the Cougars first track and field meet of the season. Garrett Neismith, below, throws a discus during the meet in which the boys placed second and the girls tied for first.
Escambia Academy long jumper Paige Lancaster, above, takes a turn during the Cougars first track and field meet of the season. Garrett Neismith, below, throws a discus during the meet in which the boys placed second and the girls tied for first.

Jump start

Published 9:15pm Friday, March 8, 2013

Escambia Academy tied for first and placed second in a home track meet Wednesday that was cut short due to darkness.

The girls team tied with Wilcox Academy for first, while the boys lost to Tuscaloosa Academy, but the two-mile, 200-meter and the 4X400-meter relay races weren’t run and won’t be made up, said coach David Walker.

“The boys got beat by the defending 3A state champions,” Walker said. “We’re going to have to run against them in state.”

The meet also included junior high and varsity teams from: Sparta Academy, Clarke Prep and Wayne Academy in Mississippi.

Reid Bell took first in the varsity shot put event, while Mikayla Spruill took second place in the varsity triple jump.

Spruill took first in the 400-meter short hurdles event and Maleek Salter won the 110-meter intermediate hurdles on the boys’ side.

Lacie Flowers picked up second place in the 100-meter dash, while Auden Lassitter and Ryan Johnson went first and second in the event for the boys.

Madelyn Smith was second in the junior high 400-meter event.

The varsity boys team won the 4X200-meter relay event and the 3200-meter relay. The boys also took second in the 4X100-meter relay. The varsity girls won their 3200-meter relay as well.  The girls junior high team placed second in the 4X200-meter relay.

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