Ward dominates T.R. Miller Invitational
Greenville High School’s Wilisha Ward hit the track blazing, winning the women’s 100 and 200-meter dashes at Saturday’s T.R. Miller Invitational.
Ward won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.7 seconds, and she also finished first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.19 seconds, breaking the meet record held by Carver Montgomery Senior sprinter Demesha Bell and also besting the school record she set earlier this season.
Ward finished the day by anchoring the Lady Tigers 4 x 100-meter relay team to a third place finish and breaking the Greenville High School record with a time of 52.68 seconds.
The 5-foot-5-inch 8th grade sprinter currently holds the fastest time in the women’s 100-meter dash (12.49 sec) and the third fastest time in the 200-meter dash (26.19) in Alabama’s Class 5A track and field division.
Greenville High School head track coach Khari Palmer said that he thought Ward had an outstanding performance, especially for an athlete of her age and given the level of competition she faced.
“We’ve run against some of the top schools in the state—we’ve run against Hoover, Spain Park and all of those big 7A schools—and she has done wonderfully,” Palmer said.
“She’s finished within the top 15 in every track meet, and like I said, I’m really looking forward to these last couple of meets. I think she’s going to do well, and possibly qualify for the state track meet down in Gulf Shores in three weeks.”
The Lady Tigers finished fifth overall out of 13 schools of varying classifications with 55.5 points behind host T.R. Miller (199), Demopolis (112), Bayside Academy (85.5) and Jeff Davis (75).
Other school record breakers from Saturday’s competition include:
• Camryn Crenshaw (Long Jump 12-9 ft. and high jump 4-4)
• Lillian Ward (Javelin 64-11 ft.)
• Women’s 4 x 100-meter relay team with a time of 52.68 seconds (KiaJada Davidson, Tyniyah Crenshaw, Camryn Crenshaw, Wilisha Ward)
• Women’s 4 x 800-meter relay team with a time of 13:17.39 (Cindy Scruggs, Kourtney Kervin, Jabreena Brantley and Jennyfer Maciel)
Next week, the Tigers will travel to Beauregard High School to compete in the 2015 Hornets Invitational.