The Quitman girls track team won their first meet of the year by taking the team title at the Choudrant Invitational while the boys came in third – just two measly points out of first. It was a total team effort that led to the fine showings as the Lady Wolverines scored in 15 events and the boys in 13. That included a combined total of 6 first place finishes, 3 seconds and 5 thirds. Eight times Quitman ended up in fourth in an event and seven times in fifth and sixth.
Gold medal winners were Bethany Leach in the long jump, Ansley Folks in the pole vault and the 4×200 meter relay team. The 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams came in second and Llian Crawford (3200 Meters), Emma Carter (High Jump), Summer Grillette (Pole Vault), and Lajaesha Bailey (Shot Put).
On the boys side Bailey Keys (Shot Put), Bryan Lay (Pole Vault) and Gage Horton (1600 Meter) all won gold medals. Hunter Folks took second in the Pole Vault and Chance Chaplin grabbed third in the 3200 Meters to round out the podium placers.
Weston High didn’t win an event but had three girls and two boys come in second. All three boys relay teams came in third as did Gage Albert (Javelin) and Nadia Siadek (Discus). Silver medal winners were Corroll Foshee (Pole Vault), Raelynn Shell (Javelin) and Nadia Siadek (Shot Put) for the girls. Darin Allen (Javelin) and Rylee McBride (Shot Put) took earned second place finishes for the boys.
Both Quitman and Weston will compete for the District 2B championships on Wednesday, April 20th that will be held at Quitman High School.