Hartselle's Lauren Speer competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Scottsboro Invitational. | Courtesy of Beth Bole
Hartselle's Lauren Speer competes in the 100-meter hurdles at the Scottsboro Invitational. | Courtesy of Beth Bole

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Hartselle girls take second place in Big Cat Invitational

Published 11:49am Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hartselle’s track and field team had 12 of its members win medals at the Big Cat Invitational in Huntsville on Saturday.

The girls landed a second place finish in competition with 13 other teams while the boys came in sixth in a field of 15 teams.

Girls medalists were Quanesha Burks, Reagan Bowling, Taylor Barnett, Katy Beth Bole, Jessica Henderson and Billie Shelton.

Burks finished first in the 100 and 200-meter dashes with times of 12.31 and 25.55, respectively, and won the long and triple jumps with distances of 18-11.5 and 37-1, respectively.

Barnett, Bole, Bowling and Hickerson finished second in the 4x800m relay with a time of 11:29.25.

Barnett came in second in the 3,200 meters and Shelton finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.13 and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 18.09.

Boy medalists were: Hunter Grantland, third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 2:48.58; Mason McGee, second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.77; and Steven Cleek, Hunter Grantland; John Duncan and Chase Barrett, second in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:36.02.

Other team members finishing in the top 10 in their respective events are listed as follows:

Girls—Reagan Bowling, fifth in the 800-meter run; Olivia Godsey, fifth in the 100-meter hurdles; Kelsey Rae Bowling, fifth in the pole vault; Megan Zuck, fourth in the long jump and triple jump; and Savanah Holmes, fifth in the javelin throw, fourth the long jump.

Boys – Grantland, fifth in the 200-meter dash; Cleek, fifth in the 400-meter dash; Duncan, fifth in the 800-meter run; Aaron Davis, seventh in the 3,200-meter run. Mason McGee, sixth in the 300-meter run; and Bradley Lovill, ninth in the discus throw.

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