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Sylacauga High School’s track and field team excels at state championship with javelin thrower winning title

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga High School’s (SHS) track and field coaching staff have once again produced several successful athletes that have represented the school in various competitions at the state level.

This year, six talented student-athletes qualified to compete in the 2023 AHSAA Track and Field Championship held in Gulf Shores, with one Aggie winning a state championship title.

Bryant “Shug” Waters, a senior at SHS, has been a strong contender in the Alabama State Track and Field Championship for the past three years.

Waters consistently placed within the top five competitors in javelin throwing, making him a natural choice to represent the school in the 2023 competition.

In Gulf Shores, he clinched first place in the 5A Javelin competition with a remarkable throw of 174.8 feet.

The other five athletes who represented SHS in the 2023 AHSAA Track and Field Championship are as follows:

Jeremiah Crawford, an 8th-grade student who participated in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles
Sage Wytch, a 9th-grade student who participated in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles
De’Ayrreis Oden, a 9th-grade student who participated in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles
Jaden Jackson, a 10th-grade student who competed in the boys’ 400-meter
Travarious (Quan) Beckham, a 12th-grade student who competed in the boys’ shot put

The dedication and hard work put in by these SHS student-athletes and their coaches was evident in their performances at the Track and Field Championship.


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