Briana Sims earned second place in the shot put and third place in the discus during the Class AAAAA state girls track meet in Albany last week.
Sims helped lead a small, but strong, contingent of Lady Bulldoggs who, despite being low in number, made an impact in the overall team standings at state. Sims, a sophomore, set personal bests in both of her events, including a 38-5 in the shot put and a 120-5 in the discus.
Freshman Micah Weathers also had a standout performance in Albany winning fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a personal best time of 5:14.
Weathers was also fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a personal best time of 11:22.
Both of Weathers’ times were school records, coach Michael Lofton said.
“It was a great trip to state for us,” Lofton said. “We had a very good showing.”
Senior Amber Palermo ran a 5:25 in the 1,600-meter, also a personal record. She then had to run the 800-meter preliminaries, still exhausted from her effort in the 1,600-meter. Palermo still finished 12th in the 800-meter.
Macy Hayes finished tied for sixth in the high jump. Hayes, a junior, will have a chance to return to Albany again next spring. Courtney Hardigree, a junior, was 12th in the pole vault.
At one point Saturday, the WBHS Lady Bulldoggs were tied for third place in the team standings, although they would eventually finish sixth overall.
For Apalachee High School, Sakshi Gosain was sixth in the high jump while Destany McDaniel took 13th in the long jump.