BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- Baldwin County High School and the City of Bay Minette recently honored the school's state champion track and field relay team with some special presentations.
The team of Javis Atchison, La’Trell Hollaway, Tiaquelin Mims and Taiquan Williams won the championship in the 4x100-meter relay, achieving the first state championship for the school since 1921.
Javis also placed third at state in the 100-meter race, and La’Trell won silver in the 200-meter.
This relay team also won the county championship and aectionals.
Baldwin County High School Track & Field had 12 student athletes qualify for the state championship, the most in decades.
Coach Graylin Hodge said the season was one for the record books. “Our 4x100 team broke the school record after just their second race of the season and I knew that we had not ran our best race yet," the coach said for a news release. "Our kids broke their own new mark on five different occasions and saved their best for last when it mattered the most.”
At the state contest, Hodge said, the team delivered when it mattered most.
“Our kids left no doubt," Hodge said. "When Javis received the final hand-off I knew it was over. Our kids had done something that had not been done at our school since the 1920s. It was so awesome to be there and watch. I wasn’t real sure who was more excited the kids or me and Coach Mosley. It was truly something special to watch.”