Twelve from DHS qualify for state track meet
Published 3:31 pm Monday, April 29, 2013
The Demopolis High School track team competed at the sectional meet over the weekend and 12 athletes qualified for the state meet to be held May 3-4.
In the 4×400-meter relay, the team of Rodney Harper, Demetrius Kemp, Cortez Lewis and DJ Howell finished second with a time of 3:29, which is a season best, to earn a spot in the state meet in Gulf Shores.
In the 4×800-meter relay, Howell, Harper, Peyton Pearson and Alston Dinning ran a time of 8:54 to qualify for state.
Bobby Taylor will be going as an alternate for both of the relay teams.
Tyler Coleman will be representing Demopolis High School in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Kemp will also be in the 200-meter dash for the Tigers. Harper also qualified for the 400-meter dash.
In the high jump, Tommy Wilson will be representing Demopolis, and Kemp will also be in the long jump at state after jumping his season-best 21-feet, one-inch.
For the girls, Darneshia Harris qualified for the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06. In the 1600-meter run, Gracie Boykins ran a 6:03 to qualify, and Samantha Williams qualified in the shot put with a throw of 28-feet, seven-inches.