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Jackets repeat

With big days from distance star Keur and sprinter Mickler, Oxford girls repeat as Calhoun County champions in track & field

Cover photo: Oxford’s girls, led by Keziah Mickler (center left) and Katie Keur (center right), won their second Calhoun County track title in as many years Wednesday at Choccolocco Park. (Photo by Dana Stewart George)

Editor’s Note: The Calhoun County Track & Field Championships are today at Choccolocco Park. Oxford’s boys and girls are defending champions. Here is a look at today’s girls’ events:

By Dana Stewart George
Special to East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD – Led by Katie Keur’s sweep in distance events and Keziah Mickler’s sweep in sprints, Oxford’s girls swept to their second consecutive Calhoun County track & field championship Wednesday at Choccolocco Park.

The Yellow Jackets broke an eight-year drought by winning last year then repeated, edging second-place Alexandria 173-148.

Team scores went as follows: 1. Oxford 173, 2. Alexandria 148, 3. Anniston 85, 4. Piedmont 61, 5. Ohatchee 60, 6. White Plains 47, 7. Weaver 36, 8. Pleasant Valley 33, 9. Jacksonville 30, 10. Donoho 27, 11. Saks 1.

Keur, a senior, continued her strong senior cross country and track season with 30 individual points by winning the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. She anchored the winning 4×800 relay team.

“She was absolutely phenomenal today,” Oxford coach Landon Delozier said.

Mickler also bought 30 individual points with victories in the 100, 200 and 400 dashes. She was part of the second-place 4×100 relay team.

This story will be updated. Event results below:

4×800 Relay – Oxford (Emerson Maniscalco, Aubrey Williford, Shaniya Calloway, Katie Keur) won in 10:46.64, followed by Jacksonville (11:17.84) and Alexandria (11:23.00).

100m Hurdles – Oxford’s Chaci Whitfield (16.35) won, followed by Pleasant Valley’s Ella Parris (19.00) and Alexandria’s Anna Beth Stewart (19.05).

100m – Oxford’s Keziah Mickler (12.92) is first, followed by Anniston’s Ga’bryle Roberts (13.5) and Anniston’s Christyunna Reed (13.54).

1600m – Oxford’s Katie Keur (5:15.22) takes first with a new meet record. White Plains’ Maddyn Conn (5:22.60) took second, and Alexandria’s JoJo Watson (5:52.97) was third.

4x100m – Anniston (50.09) wins, followed by Oxford (51.61) and Weaver (52.67).

400m – Oxfod’s Keziah Mickler (1:01.06) won, followed by Alexandria’s Jordyn Walker (1:01.74) and Pleasant Valley’s Ella Parris (1:03.07).

800m – Oxford’s Katie Keur continues her distance dominance on the day, winning in 2:23.10. White Plains’ Maddyn Conn (2:29.12) was second, followed by Anniston’s Liberty Lewis (2:39.38).

300m Hurdles – Oxford’s Chaci Whitfield wins again, finishing in 48.09. Also taking medals were Pleasant Valley’s Ella Parris (51.21) and Alexandria’s Lanazaha Lee (53.35).

200m – Oxford’s Keziah Mickler is having a day. She wins again, in 26.49. Anniston’s Ga’bryle Roberts takes second in 27.44, and Anniston’s Christiyunna Reed (27.54) is third.

Javelin – Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook is on the board with a winning throw of 105-07. Ohatchee’s Mia Waters takes silver at 103-01, and Alexandria’s Tyasha Hunt (102-01) takes bronze.

Long jump – Alexandria’s Jordyn Walker flies 17-03.25 for the victory. Oxford’s Reygan White (16-01.75) took second, and Donoho’s Estella Connell (15-09.50) was third.

Shot put – Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook gets her second gold of the day, throwing 34-04. Alexandria’s Mariah Munford (32-06) takes silver, and Oxford’s Gabby Lindsey (31-04) takes bronze.

3,200m – Katie Keur gets the distance sweep on the day, winning in 11:41.83 for a new meet record. Based on XPress Timing records, she set meet marks in all three individual events. White Plains’ Maddyn Conn was second in 12:07.52, and Oxford’s Emerson Maniscalco (13:02.46) was third.

4x400m – Anniston (4:15.87) takes gold with a new meet record, followed by Oxford (4:24.62) and Jacksonville (4:37.75).

Triple jump – Piedmont’s Ashllyn Adderhold (33-11.50) wins. Oxford’s Reygan White (33-09.00) took silver, and Donoho’s Estella Connell (32-07.00) bronze.

Pole vault – Piedmont’s Ashllyn Adderhold (9-0) does it again, followed by teammate Lexi Ray (8-06) and Ohatchee’s Collie Easterwood (7-06).

High jump – Ohatchee’s Jorda Crook (5-02.00) piles on anther 10 points, followed by Oxford’s Chaci Whitfield (5-00.00) and Alexandria’s Anna Beth Stewart (4-10.00).

Discus – Alexandria’s Tyasha Hunt (91-07) wins gold, and teammate Danashia Woods (90-07) got silver. Piedmont’s Malijah Johnson (79-09) got bronze.

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