Colonels win track meet at Southeast Whitfield
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The Cass track and field teams had a busy week as the Colonels competed in two events, winning a tri-meet Thursday at Southeast Whitfield and participating in a 20-team event Saturday at Dalton High.

Cass defeated both Southeast Whitfield and Ringold in the tri-meet Thursday and featured several strong performances from the boys and girls side.

Walter Brown was the big winner for the Colonels as he finished first in three events: the high jump, 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

Keylon Woodard also had a strong performance in two events as he finished first in the triple jump and long jump. Meanwhile, Tyler Smith came in first in the 3200 and 1600.

Other first-place performances included Payton Chester in the pole vault, Lucas Johnson in the shot put and Jaison Morning in the 800.

Second-place finishers included Derrick Luckett in the 100, Devin Pritchett in the high jump, the 4x100 A relay team and the 4x400 A relay team.

On the girls side, the Lady Colonels had two first-place performances.

Rebecca Rawlins finished first in the pole vault, while Alexis Garnigan came in first in the high jump and second in the 100 hurdles.

Finishing behind Garnigan in the high jump was Krystyn Clark, who came in second.

Madison Hollifield also took a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles.

In the relays, the 4x400 A team finished first and the 4x100 A team finished second.

Cass then traveled to Dalton High for the Dalton Rotary Invitation Saturday.

The Cass boys finished fifth among the 20 boys teams participating.

Brown once again led the Colonels. He placed first in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.68 seconds. He then came in third place in the high jump with a height of 6 feet, 4 inches. Brown also came in seventh in the 300 hurdles.

Woodard continued his strong performances in the jumping events as he came in third in the triple jump with a distance of 44 feet, 8 inches and ninth in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

Morning finished fifth in the 3200-meter race with a time of 10:23.75. He also came in eighth in the 1600 at a time of 4:46.15.

Also contributing for the Colonels was Ray Varnum, who finished fifth in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 17.12, and Chester, who came in ninth in the pole vault after clearing a height of nine feet.

Meanwhile, the girls team did not place as highly as the boys, finishing 18th out of 20 teams.

There were some strong individual performances, however, including Hayley Gidersleeve’s first-place in shot put at 35 feet.

Sidney Cothron also came in fifth in the discus with a distance of 88 feet, 3 1/2 inches.

In the relays, the Cass 4x400 A team finished 11th with a time of 4:59.00.

The Colonel track team will have another two meets this week, beginning with a tri-meet at Cedartown today before competing in the Warrior Invitational Saturday at Gordon Central High.