Mobile-area athletes finished as runners-up in their respective competitions Tuesday in the Alabama High School Athletic Association heptathlon and decathlon state championships at Hoover High School. Janie Ford of St. Paul’s finished second in the heptathlon while McGill-Toolen’s Anthony Eager placed second in the decathlon. Both events covered two days, Monday and Tuesday, of competition.
Ford won the 800-meter dash in a time of 2:21.77 and collected 4,797 total points in finishing behind winner Rashi Walker of Northridge. Eager produced 5,631 points in placing second to Hewitt-Trussville’s Ethan Womack. McGill’s Heath Whigham finished ninth in the decathlon with 5,347 points.
Here is a look at the top 10 finishers in each event and their point totals:
HEPTATHLON: 1. Rashi Walker, Northridge, 4,981; Janie Ford, St. Paul’s, 4,797; 3. Makenzie Harris, Austin, 4,341; 4. Angelica Vines, Vestavia Hills, 4,224; 5. Brooklynn Kirksey, Helena, 4,132; 6. Khadira Gipson, Northridge, 3,749; 7. Caroline Sanders, Scottsboro, 3,708; 8. Chaci Whitfield, Oxford, 3,664; 9. Sarah Derriso, Homewood, 3,605; 10. Lanette St. John, Hayden, 3,557.
DECATHLON: 1. Ethan Wommack, Hewitt-Trussville, 6,490; 2. Anthony Eager, McGill-Toolen, 5,631; 3. Matthew Rainer, Vestavia Hills, 5,619; 4. Avery Childress, Pelham, 5,558; 5. Jaggerd Moore, Hewitt-Trussville, 5,539; 6. Gavin Horton, Thompson, 5,428; 7. Dain Grimes, Enterprise, 5,379; 8. Issac Pollard, James Clemens, 5,348; 9. Heath Whigham, McGill-Toolen, 5,347; 10. Ronei Jackson, Valley, 5,289.
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