Dodds, other locals to run today
Loyd Star junior Leondre Dodds won the 800-meter race last week at the 2A South State Track and Field Meet. The 2A State Meet is scheduled for today at Pearl High, but inclement weather may force the event to be postponed. If that happens the rescheduled date will probably be next May 11. The race likely won’t be run on a weekday due to state testing.
Dodds is a favorite at the state meet after winning South State by seven seconds over a runner from Pisgah. The north champion from Heidelberg won his race by a three second margin over the time Dodds posted at South State.
Chase Spring from West Lincoln will also be running at the 2A state meet in the 1,600-meter run. Tiler Castillo from West Lincoln won the South State 3,200-meter run. Castillo is also a favorite at state after winning his race 30 seconds faster than the winner at the north state meet. Spring also qualified to run at state in that event as well.
The West Lincoln 4×100 team qualified for state by finishing fourth at South State. Chris Freeman of West Lincoln qualified for state in the long jump Keshon Byrd will compete in the shot put.