Dallas County High School senior Courtney Mitchell (in green) participates in a relay event during the Montgomery Academy Invitational track meet on Saturday. The Horents finished ninth overall out of the 22 teams that participated in the meet. Dallas County’s boys and girls track and field teams will hit the track again on Thursday, April 12 when they’ll host the Dallas County Hornet Invitational at Selma Memorial Stadium.

Hornets have strong showing

Published 11:16pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012

PLANTERSVILLE — The Dallas County High School track and field team capped off a trip to Montgomery with a strong showing and some first-place finishes.

The Hornets participated in the Montgomery Academy Invitational track meet this past Saturday.

Robert Dolbare, track and field coach of Dallas County High School, said the teams put on a strong showing on a day that included a number of personal bests.

“It was a very good test against great competition, and we accepted the challenge well,” Dolbare said. “We just have to focus on our performances not being the end, but the beginning.  It is a long season and we are trying to improve as we go.  We had over ten personal bests performances turned in Saturday, but we must not be satisfied and keep improving.”

Dallas County’s Shaquitta Shields finished in first place in the girls 100 meter dash, Rashawn Mosley finished first in the boys shot put, and Kelsey Tripp finished third in the boys long jump and triple jump.

The Hornets finished ninth place overall out of 22 teams, including a number of 5A and 6A schools.

Other participating schools included Alabama Christian, Altamont, Billingsley, Brewbaker Tech, Catholic – Montgomery, Holtville, Isabella, Jackson-Olin, LAMP (Loveless), Maplesville, Montgomery Academy, Prattville, Robert E. Lee, Saint James, Sidney Lanier , Stanhope Elmore, T.R. Miller, Trinity Presbyterian School, Verbena, and Wetumpka.

The Hornets’ next meet will be on April 12 at Memorial Stadium when they’ll host the Dallas County Hornet Invitational.


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