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Anniston’s Curry wins girls 5A long jump

Junior puts out her best effort on her first jump and it stands against all challenges

Anniston's Carsheuna Curry lands in the pit after a long jump at the Calhoun County Meet earlier this year. Curry won the 5A state title Wednesday. (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)

Anniston’s Carsheuna Curry lands in the pit after a long jump at the Calhoun County Meet earlier this year. Curry won the 5A state title Wednesday. (Photo by Kristen Stringer/Krisp Pics Photography)

By East Alabama Sports Today

GULF SHORES – Carsheuna Curry put up her best jump on her first attempt and then watched nervously the rest of the day to see if it would hold up.

The Anniston junior jumped 17 feet, 8 inches on her first long jump of the day and it stood through a gauntlet of challengers to win her a 5A state title at the 4A-7A Track and Field Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium here.

“I was real nervous at first,” Curry said. “I knew I had three chances, but I wanted to come out strong on my first one. It was a huge relief off my shoulders.”

And then she waited. Emily Burrowes of St. Paul’s came the closest to overcoming Curry’s jump, but wound up second at 17-0 ¼.

“That was excellent,” Anniston coach Lisa Howard said. “Last week she jumped 17-5 and she came out today and on her first jump … boom.”

Curry is entered in three other events this weekend – the discus Friday and the high jump and triple jump Saturday.

The Lady Dawgs are currently third after two scored events in 5A. Their 4×100 relay team qualified eighth for its final.

Tae Miller finished fifth in the 5A boys long jump (20-10 ¼), earning the Bulldogs enough points to land 11th in the 5A boys standings after three scored events in 5A.

Meanwhile, Jacksonville’s Tatiyana Thomas qualified eighth for the girls 4A 100 finals and the Golden Eagles’ girls 4×100 relay team qualified fourth.

On the boys side, Saks’ Devin Harris qualified third in the boys 4A 100, Saks’ 4×100 relay qualified fourth and Anniston qualified sixth in the boys 5A 4×100 relay.



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