E.A. Sports Today

Ohatchee girls break through

UPDATED: Indians win girls side of Lincoln Speed Meet; Faith rolls over Victory in softball

By East Alabama Sports Today

LINCOLN — The Ohatchee track teams made big strides Tuesday, winning the girls championship at the Lincoln Speed Meet. The boys finished second.

The Ohatchee girls scored 113 points, outpacing host Lincoln by 25. Lincoln ran away with the boys meeting, scoring 165 points; Ohatchee scored 71 for a solid second.

It is believed to be the girls’ first ever win in outdoor track.

Kourtney Shuler won the girls 3,200-meter run and led an Ohatchee sweep in the 800 (with Victoria McRaney and Makenzie Hanks). McRaney won the 1,600.

Courtney Poole won the 100 hurdles and the Indians won the 4×800 relay.

“What our program has done in the past two years is amazing,” Ohatchee coach Casey Howell said. “Their dedication, effort and attitude makes them a special team to coach. They should feel very honored to win the first outdoor meet in our program’s history.”

In the boys meet, Jimmy Wilson won the 3,200 and Tyler Hester won the 110 hurdles. They were the only two races not won by Lincoln.

Lincoln won the nine other races. Jamychol Baker (100, 200) and Will Morgan (800, 1600) both won two.

SOFTBALL: Whitten leads Faith

PELL CITY — Presley Whitten pitched in the circle and hit her second career home run to lead Faith Christian to a 17-7 victory over Victory Christian Tuesday.

The Lions missed the rain that hit back home, but the game was delayed twice by lightning.

Whitten walked in each of her first three plate appearances before her homer highlighted a six-run fourth inning. On the mound she gave up four hits and struck out six.

The Lions returned to the field after spring break and scored two in the first, but gave up four in the bottom of the inning. They took control of the game with a seven-run second inning.

Logan Boyd had two hits in the game for Faith. The Lions took advantage of 13 walks.

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