Lady Devils grab silver

Published 10:27 pm Wednesday, April 4, 2007

By By Matthew Nascone
The track was full and the field was hopping as the Escambia County and Northview high school track and field teams participated in a meet in Brewton on the T.R. Miller Tiger Track March 29.
The ECHS girls' squad pulled off a second-place finish with 61 points.
"I was proud of how our team performed out there," ECHS head coach Barry Larkin said. "They made me proud to be their coach and they represented their school well."
Kiara Henry snagged first place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.53 seconds, but teammate Ashley Kidd was hot on her tracks with a time of 12.55. Natoria Ford grabbed second place in the 100/110 hurdles with a time of 18.52 and was only .64 seconds off the winner.
The Escambia County 1,600-meter relay team of Henry, Kidd, Megan Hartley and Cha'Nae Lyles blew past the field with a time of 51.86. The closest competitor was Monroe County High School at 53.84.
Henry and Kidd finished first and second again in the long jump. Henry leapt to victory at 16 feet, 7 1/2 inches and Kidd went 14-11 3/4.
In the 200-meter Michaela Norman finished fourth with a time of 28.32, Hartley was fifth at 28.54 and Ford was sixth at 29.94.
The Northview girls placed in four events at the meet for 10 points. R. Smith threw the shot put 24-10 and Lancer threw it 19-7. Lancer also threw the discus 65-5. Campbell ran a seven minute, 50.96 seconds 1,600.
On the boys' side of things Northview grabbed 38 points, good enough for sixth in the meet and ECHS grabbed 12 points.
Brandon McKenzie of ECHS won the 100 with a blazing time of 10.66 and the ECHS 1,600 relay team of McKenzie, Paris Wiggins, Demetrious Bankston and Nico Williams placed fifth, coming in at 45.66.
Deonta Davison of NHS placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.0 and grabbed second in the 200 with a time of 27.50. Kawanuva ran a 5:28.27 1,600 for NHS. The Northview 1,600 relay team finished fourth with a time of 45.20.
Desmond Hunter won the discus with a toss of 45-4 in the shot put and grabbed a second-place nod for the Chiefs with a toss of 125-7 in the discus throw.
The other high schools at the meet were, host T.R. Miller, Jay, Monroe County, W.S. Neal, Robertsdale, Florala and Central. Miller won the boys' competition and Jay won the girls'.

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