Jasper girls finish runner up at State Indoor Track Meet

The Jasper High School girls track team is bringing back some hardware from the State Indoor Track Meet.
The Lady Vikings placed second in the Class 4A-5A division at the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday, finishing just one point short of a state title.
Scottsboro won the title with 64.5 points while Jasper came in with 63.5 points. Brewbaker Tech finished a distant third with 40 points. Corner took 14th with 13.5 points. 
For the Vikings, McKinley Ferguson and Alex Oliver led the way on Saturday. 
Ferguson won the high jump while Oliver placed fourth. In the long jump, Oliver took second with Ferguson placing fourth. 
Jasper’s 4x800-meter relay team of Anna Mobley, Allie Bull, Makenna Lewis and Maci Beaty placed third, the 4x400m relay team of Temperance Chatman, Bull, Lewis and Beaty took fourth and Beaty finished eighth in the 400-meter run.
The Vikings also picked up two first-place finishes on Day 1 of the meet on Friday with Beaty winning the 800-meter run and Oliver claiming first in the triple jump.
For Corner, Madalynn Gilchrist was second in the triple jump, Elizabeth Rice was sixth in the pole vault and Mary Plyler was sixth in the high jump.
Corner’s boys placed 10th with 17 points. Braxton Sanford led the Yellow jackets with a first-place finish in the pole vault. Bradley Cope also placed fifth in the long jump and was sixth in the pole vault.
Jasper’s boys took 20th with eight points. Hudson Freeman was eighth in the 400m, the 4x800 relay team of Freeman, Ethan Morgan, Eli Morgan and Hayden Yerby was fifth and the 4x400 team of Freeman, Carson Daughdrill, Riley Creel and Yerby was sixth.
Scottsboro won the boys title with 86 points. Ramsay took second with 51 points.