For the first time in school history the Bibb County Choctaws brought home a State Title in Outdoor Track & Field from the weekend state track meet held in Gulf Shores over the weekend. One week ago this motivated group of athletes captured the Region 4A Sectional championship then moved on to the State competition and brought home the hardware.
Bibb County racked up a total of 80 points by competing hard in multiple events and proving that you win track meets with teams, not just individual performances. Multiple athletes for the Choctaws competed and turned in their best performances of the year. Team members who may not have finished in the top 3 added points to the team totals by finishing in the top 10 in many events.
Bibb edged out their closest competitor, Anniston High School and left the rest of the field far behind in total team scores. Team scoring is what pushed Bibb County over the top.
Deshun Murrell took 3rd place in the 200 Meter and the 400 Meter and J.J. Tindle took 2nd in the 300 Meter hurdles.
Travis McKenzie took 1st in the Long Jump and Letrell Morrison took 3rd in the High Jump.
Logan Browning took 3rd in Discus throw.
Letrell Morrison took 1st in the triple jump with Omar Caddell taking runner up.
In girls competition Kiera Doaks took 3rd in the Triple Jump and Tyreasha Rutledge settled for 2nd in the Shotput after a foul call cost her a 1st place finish.
Following the school record win Coach Bobby Terry had this to say: “Absolute perfection by every guy on the team. It truly wasn’t one or two people who made it happen. Every kid played a part. They really did everything right! From day one until the end of the day today.”
Congratulations Choctaws from The Bibb Voice. You made Bibb County history today.