Thursday, May 8, 2008
Holly High athletes going to state
By BARRY BURLESON
Five Holly High athletes will compete in the Class 3A state track championships this Saturday at Pearl High School.
Kiera Mayfield qualified for state in three events, winning north half crowns in two of those.
Mayfield won first in the north in the 100 meter (12.64) and in the 400 meter (1:01). She also finished third in the 200 meter (26.68).
The boys 4x100 meter relay team also took the north championship – Datron Johnson, Darryl Kinkle, Clifford Brown and Brandon Thomas – with a time of 43.02.
Thomas also qualified for state in the triple jump. He finished fourth in the north with a distance of 41-2.
The Holly High Hawks finished runner-up in the recent regional track meet. They trailed host Charleston 92 to 88 in the final standings.
“The meet was close the entire time,” said coach Clifford Brown.
Mayfield also had an outstanding showing for the Lady Hawks at the regional.
Individual results follow.
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