Multiple Teams · Homewood Boys Win and Girls 2nd at Largest Meet in State

The Homewood Invitational has become one of the premiere track events in the state and is the largest meet in Alabama so far this year.  There were 42 schools from three states and over 1,400 high school athletes in attendance.  There were numerous marks set that are ranked nationally.  The Homewood boys team won the meet, barely edging out Opelika and Hoover.  The Homewood girls team ended up 2nd behind Hoover.  Full results can be found at

Alazae Hester-Taylor led the boys team by winning both the triple jump (45-8) and the 110m hurdles (15.19).  He was also 2nd in the high jump (6-4) and 2nd in the 300m hurdles (39.70).  Andy Smith had an outstanding race winning the 1600m with a personal record of 4:23, and he was 2nd in the 3200m as well (9:53).  Logan Sadler ran his personal best in the 800m and placed 2nd with a 1:56.52.  Lawton Dorough won the long jump with a jump of 21-8.

The girls were led by Kiara Williams who was 1st in long jump (18-8), 1st in triple jump (38-4), 1st in the 300m hurdles (school record of 45.22), and 3rd in the 100m hurdles (PR of 14.56).  Elysa Griffin also had a great meet and was 2nd in the 200m (25.60) and 2nd in long jump (17-11).  Sarah Blake finished 2nd in the javelin (118-3).

The last meet before spring break will be held at Samford University’s Over The Mountain Challenge on Thursday.