Sosa earns bronze, multiple top-five finishes for county athletes at state meets

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, May 9, 2023

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Chilton County area high schools were well represented at the 2023 AHSAA State Track & Field Championship Meets in Cullman and Gulf Shores from May 4-6. Chilton County High School sent its state athletes to the Class 4A-7A meet in Gulf Shores, while Maplesville, Isabella and Billingsley high schools were at the Class 1A-3A meet in Cullman.

Area schools produced three, and almost four, top-five finishers at the state meets. Jimmie Sosa picked up a bronze medal for Isabella in the Class 2A boys javelin throw. Sosa finished 10th in the event at last year’s state meet and improved his best throw by 21 inches from 127 feet in 2022 to 148 feet this year. Isabella picked up top-10 finishes from DeAsia Wilson and Kaedon Abbott in the girls high jump and boys discus throw, respectively.

Dalton Carter was on the cusp of capturing two top-five finishes in separate hurdles events for Maplesville after crossing the line second in the Class 1A boys 110-meter hurdles. However, Carter was disqualified for stepping outside his lane. He did pick up a fourth-place finish in the boys 300-meter hurdles.

Billingsley’s Caydin Hornady was the top finisher in any event for the Bears with a fourth-place finish in the Class 1A girls javelin throw.

Chilton County High School

Demarcus Riddick, boys javelin throw: finished 19th with a throw of 129-09 (39.55 meters)

Destiny Martin, girls discus throw: finished 21st with a throw of 73-09 (22.48 meters)


Isabella High School

Jimmie Sosa, boys javelin throw: finished 3rd with a throw of 148-01 (45.14 meters)

Kaedon Abbott, boys discus throw: finished 7th with a throw of 118-09 (36.20 meters)

Bucky Smith, boys discus throw: finished 20th with a throw of 99-06 (30.33 meters)

DeAsia Wilson, girls high jump: finished 9th with a jump of 4-04 (1.32 meters)

Bryce Mason, boys triple jump: finished 18th with a jump of 36-07.25 (11.16 meters)


Maplesville High School

Amerricca Wilson, Madison Mitchell, Kamylia Talley, Kenndy Cleckley, girls 4×100-meter relay: finished 13th with a run of 59.13

Dalton Carter, boys 300-meter hurdles: finished 4th with a run of 43.98

Dalton Carter, boys 110-meter hurdles: DQ in finals for out of lane (crossed the line in second place)

Luke Dutton, boys 110-meter hurdles: finished 18th with a run of 24.73

Brennan Harrison, boys 110-meter hurdles: finished 22nd with a run of 24.73

Will Harrison, boys 1600-meter run: finished 21st with a run of 5:40.19

Will Harrison, boys 800-meter run: finished 18th with a run of 2:22.91

Amerricca Wilson, girls 200-meter dash: finished 19th with a run of 29.76

Ethan Rencher, boys 200-meter dash: finished 18th with a run of 25.30


Billingsley High School

Caydin Hornady: girls javelin throw: finished 4th with a throw of 96-06 (29.41 meters)

Caydin Hornady, Zara Estric, Megan Chandler, Alana Jones, girls 4×100-meter relay: finished 6th with a run of 55.98

Z’Londre Tyus, Javaris Livingston, Randriquis McCary, Shamarion Massey: boys 4×100-meter relay: finished 9th with a run of 47.88

Colton Lawrence, boys 1600-meter run: finished 19th with a run of 5:37.16

Colton Lawrence, boys 400-meter dash: finished 21st with a run of 59.42

Alana Jones, girls 400-meter dash: finished 10th with a run of 1:07.76

Alana Jones, girls 300-meter hurdles: finished 7th with a run of 51.71

Zara Estric, girls 100-meter hurdles: finished 8th with a run of 19.39

Zara Estric, girls 300-meter hurdles: DNS

Edward Dennis, boys 110-meter hurdles: finished 20th with a run of 22.54

Edward Dennis, boys 300-meter hurdles: finished 20th with a run of 50.45

Javaris Livingston, boys 100-meter dash: finished 19th with a run of 12.38