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The distant runners for the James Clemens junior high program have shown superior efforts in local meets during the 2021 track season. Photo- Drew Bell, James Clemens High

Jets’ Jr. High Track Athletes Soar To New Marks

MADISON- The James Clemens track program has propelled through the recent outdoor season in both boys and girls with enormous success and the program’s youngest athletes in the Jr. High Division have mirrored what their senior athletes have shown in the 2021 schedule. The middle school athletes from Liberty Middle School, which is under the umbrella of the high school Jets, have pressed ahead of the competition with a recent new state team score.

At the James Clemens Junior High Invitational the young Jets won both the boys and girls divisions with the boys setting a new state best score of 265 points and remain undefeated against 49 schools. Individually, the Jets have 15 performances ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For the Jets, Justin Johnson and Dylan Dryer had two gold medals performances each. On the girls side of the action, Kayla Willett easily stole the show with three first-place finishes.

Here are the final results:

Boys: 100-meter- 2. Justin Johnson, James Clemens, 11.99, 3. DeEljon Williams, James Clemens, 12.06; 110hurdles- 1. Ezion Rolingson, James Clemens, 16.26, 2. Isaac Pollard, James Clemens, 16.39; 200m- 1. Justin Johnson, James Clemens, 23.96, 2. Crishawn Willingham, James Clemens, 24.34; 300hurdles- 1. Isaac Pollard, James Clemens, 41.79, 2. Ezion Rolingson, James Clemens, 43.41, 3. Benjamin Thomason, James Clemens, 45.42; 400m- 1. Crishawn Willingham, James Clemens, 54.75, 2. Ezion Rolingson, James Clemens, 55.56; 800m- 1. Dylan Dryer, James Clemens, 2:07.31, 2. John Luke Stovall, James Clemens, 2:09.27, 3. Owen Crow, Bob Jones, 2:13.71; 1600m- 1. Dylan Dryer, James Clemens, 4:45.25, 2. Owen Crow, Bob Jones, 4:45.89, 3. John Luke Stovall, James Clemens, 4:46.87; 4x100m- 2. Bob Jones, 47.34, 3. James Clemens, 48.04; 4x400m- 1. James Clemens, 3:49.02, 2. Bob Jones, 3:57.75; discus- 2. Greyson Burrow, James Clemens, 114-06; high jump- 2. Benjamin Thomason, James Clemens, 5-04.00, 3. Lucas Downing, James Clemens, 5-04.00; long jump- 1. Benjamin Thomason, James Clemens, 19-04.00, 2. Michael Ross, James Clemens, 18-07.00, 3. Aiden Friday-Stewart, Bob Jones, 17-01.25; pole vault- 1. Michael Ross, James Clemens, 9-06.00, 2. Austin Abney, James Clemens, 9-00.00; triple jump- 1. Justin Johnson, James Clemens, 38-06.00, 2. Isaac Pollard, James Clemens, 37-07.75, 3. Lucas Downing, James Clemens, 33-04.25.

Boys Team Standings: 1. James Clemens 265, 3. Bob Jones, 58.

Girls Results: 100m- 3. Kalah Christopher, Bob Jones, 13.41; 100hurdles- 1. Riana Wilford, James Clemens, 17.45; 400m- 1. Kayla Willett, James Clemens, 1:04.85, 3. Sloan Williams, Bob Jones, 1:05.67; 800m- 1. Kayla Willett, James Clemens, 2:27.57, 2. Ebba Detulleo, Bob Jones, 2:33.24; 1600m- 1. Kayla Willett, James Clemens, 5:33.73; 4x100m- 2. Bob Jones, 54.15; 4x400m- 1. Bob Jones, 4:40.49; discus- 1. Jazmin Grigsby, James Clemens, 85-00, 3. Dariana Juarez-Walls, James Clemens, 68-05; high jump- 3. Ava Dickow, Bob Jones, 4-00.00; long jump- 1. Kalah Christopher, Bob Jones, 14-11.25, 2. Ashlyn Diehl, James Clemens, 14-03.75; pole vault- 1. Ashlyn Diehl, James Clemens, 8-00.00, 2. Riana Wilford, James Clemens, 7-06.00, 3. Catherine Rushton, James Clemens, 6-06.00; shot put- 1. Jazmin Grigsby, James Clemens, 39-10.00, 2. Dariana Juarez-Walls, James Clemens, 32-10.00; triple jump- 2. Zariah Lowe, James Clemens, 27-03.75.

Team scores in the girls competition- 1. James Clemens 157.5, 2. Bob Jones 87.5.

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