ECHS girls, boys track teams state bound

News Sportswriter

Escambia County High School girls and boys track teams are state bound after both teams qualified in various categories during the AHSAA Class 4A, Section 1 meet last Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton. The five top teams or individuals in each event advance to the state track and field meet each year.
On the ECHS boys’ team, Darron Nichols qualified for the state in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles; Nehmiah Tucker in the long jump; and the boys’ 4×100-meter relay team qualified.
On the ECHS girls’ team, Tyquaja Brown and D’Ayla Simmons qualified in the 100-meter dash; Tykelui Frye qualified in the 400-meter dash; Malikwa Harvey qualified in the 100-meter hurdles; and the girls’ 4×100-meter relay team qualified for a chance at a state title.
The state track and field meet will take place in Gulf Shores April 29 through May 1.
Results by gender and category are listed below:
ECHS girls’ team
Adrianna Salter, sixth place – 23 ft.
100-meter dash
Tyquaja Brown, third place – 13.55
D’Ayla Simmons, fourth place – 13.83
400-meter dash
Tykelui Frye, third place – 1:11.21
Arenana Dread, seventh place – 1:20.03
100-meter hurdles
Malikwa Harvey, first place – 20.27
4×100-meter relay
ECHS, first place – 55.57
ECHS boys’ team
Long jump
Nehmiah Tucker, fourth place – 18”5’
100-meter dash
Tyson Moorer, sixth place – 11.90
200-meter dash
Elijah Thomas, sixth place – 23.95
400-meter dash
D’Andre Richardson, fourteenth place – 1:05.19
Mason Huggins, fifteenth place – 1:08.22
110-meter hurdles
Darron Nichols, second place – 20.77
300-meter hurdles
Darron Nichols, third place – 51.56
4×100-meter relay
ECHS, second place – 46.02