By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
When the Louisville High School Wildcats and Lady Wildcats took to the track at the MHSAA Class 3A North State Track Meet on Saturday they made it clear they weren’t running just for themselves.
“We decided to wear black uniforms in honor of the tornado victims,” said LHS track coach Tremond Miller. “We already had the uniforms, but we had never worn them before. We talked about it and decided this was the time.” The black track shirts had Louisville spread across the front.
The Lady Wildcats came out running wild, taking five first-place finishes on the way to a third place team finish in the girls event.
Shantianna Thames took first in the girls 100 meters with a time of 12.60, and first in the 200 meters with a time of 26.60. Tamia Dora took a first-place finish in the girls 800 meters with a time of 2:37.65.
The girls 4×100 meter team of Diamond Wraggs, Shantwanna Thames, Shantianna Thames, and Marquesha Davis took first place with a time of 51.07, while the 4×200 team of Wraggs, Shantwanna Thames, Star Latham, and Marquesha Davis finished first with a time of 1:49.80. Davis took a fourth in the girls triple jump with a distance of 31 feet, 10.50 inches, while the boys 4×200 relay team of Darius Dora, Lakendrick Vaughn, C.J. Bates and Isaiah Latham took fourth with a time of 1:34.58.
Other LHS athletes, their events and their finishes are as follows: Wraggs, sixth in the girls 100 meters, while Davis was seventh in the girls 200 meters; Coco Mays, eighth in the girls 300 hurdles; Andrew Coleman, eighth in the boys 3200 meters; A.J. Thompson, eighth in the boys high jump; Jermarcus, sixth in the boys shot put; the boys relay team with a sixth in the 4×100; and the girls with a sixth in the girls 4×400 relay team.