The Selma High School girl’s track and field team recently captured first place in the super sprint medley relay at the Greensboro High School Track Meet. Pictured, from left, are Shakira Morgan, Keiera Russell, Jon’Miraquel Evans, Ashlee Washington and Jashira Whitlock. -- Robert Hudson

Selma track off to fast start

Published 11:18pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012

With track and field season already underway, the Selma High School boys and girls track squads have hit the ground running in their first two meets.

Both Selma’s boys and girls teams recently participated in track meets in Demopolis and Greensboro, with the girls taking first place in the super sprint medley Relay in Greensboro.

Ivery Williams, head track and field coach of Selma High School, said the athletes are showing improvement with each meet.

“I feel like they’re doing well meet after meet — this was our second meet,” Williams said. “I feel like they’re going to improve. Hopefully, by the time we get to the Dallas County Invitational here in Selma, we will have participated in four track meets away from Selma. Hopefully, we can do well when we come home.”

The girls first place team in the super sprint medley relay at Greensboro, finished with a time of 2:15 and included Shakira Morgan who ran a 100 meter leg, Keiera Russell, who ran a 100 meter leg, Jon’Miraquel Evans, who ran the 200 meter leg and Ashlee Washington, who ran the 400 meter leg.

Other Selma participants for the boys team at the Greensboro meet included Joseph White, who finished third in the discus and Terrell Marshall, who finished fifth in 110 meter hurdles.

Boys track members Devonte Snow finished third in the 100, while Jamarcus Blevins finished third in the 200 meters in the Demopolis meet earlier this month.

Russell finished fourth in 100 meter out of eight teams for the girls at the Demopolis meet.

Selma High School will participate in meets at Memorial Stadium on April 12 in the Dallas County Invitational and on April 20 as hosts of the Selma High School Invitational.

“When we have our invitational, we just want to invite the whole community out,” Williams said. “We’ve got a lot of talent out here in Selma.”

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