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Wildcats win home quad meet, place fifth at Dalton Rotary Invitational

The Woodland High School boys and girls track teams competed in the Dalton Rotary Invitational Track Meet on Saturday (March 12) with the Wildcats finishing fifth of 20 teams and the Lady Cats placed 15th. The following boys placed in the meet: Jamai Smith in the 100 and 200 meter dash, the 4x100 meter relay team, the 4x400 meter relay team, Julian Rockett in the 800 meter run, Brett Shedd in the discus throw, Trevor Knowles in the high jump, Jarvis James in the high jump, Thomas Jolly in the pole vault, and Rodney Thompson in the pole vault.

The following athletes scored for the girls team: Chaila Reliford in the 100 meter hurdles and in the long jump, and Lindsay Scifers in the 1600 and 3200 meter run.

On Monday night (March 14), Woodland hosted a quad meet with Rome, Darlington and North Paulding. The Wildcats won the meet and the Lady Cats placed third.

Woodland had outstanding performances by Chaila Reliford in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.54 seconds nearly reaching her personal best. Casey Bolan competed well placing 1st in the 1600 meter run. Hailey Bishop, Skylar Chappell and Avery Mayweather took first through third places in the discus throw. Reaching new heights for the boys Monday were Tevor Knowles and Jarvis James in the high jump. Both athletes set personal records. Knowles jumped six feet two inches and James cleared six feet. Dustin Kiel and Kevin Miller rapped up the first two spots in the 1600 meter run. Adding to his total haul, Kiel placed first in the 3200 meter run followed closely by Jonathan Holloway. The Wildcats finished with a clean sweep of the top three spots in the 800 meter run. Julian Rockett placed first, Jonathan Holloway second, and Kevin Miller third. Rockett is a mere, one second away from the school record in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:02. Jarvis James won the long jump and freshman Markal Brown finished third while setting a new personal best with a 20 feet, 8 inch jump. Thomas Jolly and Rodney Thompson continued their dominance in the pole vault placing first and second respectively.

The Woodland track and field team will be back in action again this Friday at Barron Stadium in Rome will compete in the Mohawk Invitational at Gordon Central High School in Calhoun on Saturday. Woodland coach David Holloway invites everyone to get to a meet. "The track team would love for you to come out and support the team this weekend," said Holloway.

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