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Harrington grabs another State title

CULLMAN- Lanett High School has done it once again.

After winning state championships in both basketball and football, senior track-and-field athlete Braylon Harrington took home the individual 2A state title for 300-meter hurdles last Saturday.

Many athletes from the Greater Valley Area had a solid showing at last weekend’s state meet but Harrington was the only athlete from the area who finished in the Top 10 for any combined meet. He finished 10th in all combined meets for 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.06 seconds.

Harrington, who signed his letter of intent to attend Highland Community College in Kansas on Wednesday, led the Lanett boys to a third-place team finish at last weekend’s state meet after finishing second in the 110-meter hurdles (15.56) as well.

Panthers sophomore Zameron Boozer and senior Eric Darden each assisted in the effort with second-place finishes in the high jump (6-2) and triple jump (41-1.5), respectively. The Panthers as a team finished second in the 4×400 meter relay (3:31.90). Senior Jawon Howell finished fourth in the 400-meter dash (51.69).

The LaFayette High School boys finished fourth at the meet, scoring just five fewer points than Lanett.

LaFayette took home the team 2A state championship for the 4×100 meter relay (44.43). Bulldogs senior Omar Boston led the way with a fourth-place finish in 300-meter hurdles  (42.38) and a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash (53.27). Senior Fitzgerald Brisky provided some points as well with a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.70) and a seventh-place finish in the high jump (5-8).

Class 3A

Beulah High School finished eighth at the meet with 25 points.

Senior David Fell won the individual 3A state title for 300-meter hurdles (40.81). Fellow Bobcats senior Antavious Moody finished seventh (42.59) in the event that Fell won and eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (16.77). Beulah finished second as a team in the 4×400 meter relay (3:32.12). Junior Isaiah Glidewell contributed some points with a heave of 43-0.5 in the shot put, which was enough to finish seventh.

Class 5A

The Valley High School boys finished 24th at the meet with seven points. Rams junior Daniel Etherton led the way by raking in five points for his fourth-place finish in the javelin throw (164-11). Freshman Jacquez Trammel scored the other two points in the triple jump (42.1).