Seven DHS track members bring home medalsBy Matt Cole Published 6:51pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Demopolis’ track team competed in their first meet on Saturday, March 16, at the Northridge Invitational in Tuscaloosa, and seven athletes earned medals.
Rodney Harper, Peyton Pearson, DJ Howell and Alston Dinning earned silver in the 4×800 relay, Demetrius Kemp earned silver in the long jump, Hollis Bright earned bronze in the shot put and Gracie Boykin earned gold in the one-mile run.
The 4×800 team’s time was 9:02, Boykin’s mile time was 6:07 and Kemp’s long jump distance was 21.5 feet.
Head coach Royce McKinney said for the team’s first meet, they competed well.
“We did well,” he said. “There’s room for improvement, but it was a good start. We’ve just got to keep working and getting better every day at practice.”