Thorsby’s Archie running for more rings

Published 8:11 pm Thursday, May 5, 2011

By James Dubuisson | Special to the Advertiser

Though several of the Thorsby track team members set personal bests in their respective events at the sectional meet, only junior Sade’ Archie and THS’s 400-meter relay team qualified for state.

Archie on Friday and Saturday will compete for her fifth and sixth state championships, having previously claimed titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes the past two years.

On Monday, she placed second in the 100 meter, running a 13.22 second race. Francis Marion’s Brianna Billingsley won that race a mere tenth of a second in front of Archie, running a 13.12.

Archie would then win the 200-meter dash with a 27.44.

The relay consists of Cain Castleberry, Nolan Hayes, Trent McClain and Zack Hensley.

The relay team finished fourth in their race with a 4:06.72 time, which coach Ginger Williams said was their best time so far this season.