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Dylan Dryer, right, and James Clemens teammate John Luk Stovall, left, finished one-two in the 1000m race as part of the James Clemens Early Bird Battle Royal track meet. The host Jets won both the boys and girls divisions. Photo Contributed

James Clemens Dominates Early Bird Track Meet

MADISON- The first major track meet of the 2021 outdoor high school track season was recently held as James Clemens hosted its annual Early Bird Battle Royale with numerous track programs from across the Tennessee Valley taking part. Held on the school’s newly installed track and artificial turf field, the host Jets won both the girls and boys divisions with impressive showings in a wide range of individual and relay events.

The final team scores showed James Clemens winning the girls 180 over runner-up Bob Job Jones 118 and third place Huntsville 117. In boys, the Jets posted 188 points to runner-up Huntsville’s 112.

In boys, top performers included Ephrai Rolingson and Dylan Dryer of James Clemens and Tyler Pitts of Bob Jones. The senior Rolingson won both the 150-meter and 300m sprints while Dryer set new school records in taking first place in the 500m and 1000m races. Pitts took gold medals in the 80m and 200m hurdles.

In girls action, James Clemens freshman Kayla Willett set a new meet and school record by winning the 2000m steeplechase while Madison Rose took home a gold medal in the long jump. Sophomore Tramani Osley was tops in the triple jump. Bob Jones took a one-two punch in the pole vault as Sydney Truesdail won the event with teammate Gabriella Wilson runner-up.

Here’s the final rundown of the Early Bird Royale:

Boys: 1. James Clemens 188, Huntsville 112, Hartselle 94.5, Bob Jones 79, Grissom 42, Hazel Green 41, Decatur 28, Florence 23, Austin 20.5 and Priceville 17; Girls: 1. James Clemens 180, Bob Jones 118, Huntsville 117, Austin 61, Grissom 50, Hartselle 33, Hazel Green 25, Brewer 14, Decatur, 14, Priceville 11 and Mae Jemison 3.

Boys: 150m- 1. Ephrai Rolingson, James Clemens, 16.86, 2. Tyler Pitts, Bob Jones, 19.98; 300m- 1. Ephrai Rolingson, James Clemens, 36.51, 3. Jackson Quarles, James Clemens, 37.29; 500m- 1. Dylan Dryer, James Clemens, 1:09.28, 3. Max Shah, James Clemens, 1:11.67; 1000m- 1. Dylan Dryer, James Clemens, 2:42.53, 2. John Luk Stovall, James Clemens, 2:45.15; 2000m- 2. John Luk Stovall, James Clemens, 6:20.34; 80m hurdles- 1. Tyler Pitts, Bob Jones, 11.79, 2. Michael Ross, James Clemens, 13.30; 200m hurdles- 1. Tyler Pitts, Bob Jones, 25.82, 2. Ezion Rolingson, James Clemens, 28.23; 2000m steeplechase- 2. Ryan Bender, Bob Jones, 6:29.25; 4×100- 3. Bob Jones, 50.63; 4×250- 2. Bob Jones, 2:06.08; 4×300- 1. James Clemens, 2:32.81; high jump- 1. Cosey Scarebrook, Bob Jones, 6-foot-4, 2. Keenan Walker, James Clemens, 6-00; pole vault- 2. Nicholas Rushton, James Clemens, 10-00, 3. Austin Abney, James Clemens, 8-06; long jump- 3. Jackson Quarles, James Clemens, 19-08.75; triple jump- Keenan Walker, James Clemens, 41-08; shot put- 2. Jaylen Drake, James Clemens, 43-11.25.

Girls: 150m- 2. Madison Rose, James Clemens, 19.36, 3. Faith Mason, Bob Jones, 20.00; 500m- 3. Kayla Willett, James Clemens, 1:27.40; 1000m- 2. Ebba Detulleo, Bob Jones, 3:28.33; 80m hurdles- 2. Lily Melton, James Clemens, 15.08, 3. Riana Wilford, James Clemens, 15.87; 200m hurdles- 2. Chloe Morse, James Clemens, 35.02, 3. Lily Melton, James Clemens, 35.68; 200m steeplechase- 1. Kayla Willett, James Clemens, 7:48.39; 4×100- 1. Bob Jones, 1:04.42, 2. James Clemens, 1:06.74; 4×250- 1. Bob Jones, 2:32.96; 4×300- 1. James Clemens, 3:03.51, 2. Bob Jones, 3:07.25; high jump- 2. Lily Melton, James Clemens, 4-08, 3. Julia Grundevik, Bob Jones, 4-08; discus- 2. Kirsten Tigner, Bob Jones, 90-05; shot put- 3. Jazmin Grigsby, James Clemens, 31-10.50; triple jump- 1. Tramani Osley, James Clemens, 31-08; long jump- 1. Madison Rose, James Clemens, 16-02.50, 2. Kala Christopher, Bob Jones, 15-02.75, 3. Tramani Osley, James Clemens, 14-08.75; pole vault- 1. Sydney Truesdal, Bob Jones, 7-06, 2. Gabriella Wilson, Bob Jones, 6-00.

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