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Braves Track Brings Home Top 10 Finishes in Largest Indoor Track Meet in the Country

A photo of Braves outdoor track
Mollie Speights standing on top of the winner's podium.

The Baldwin High School track and field teams competed in the Last Chance Indoor Invitational in Birmingham, AL on January 27. The Last Chance Indoor Invitational is the largest indoor high school meet in the country with over 1000 student athletes representing 125 schools from 5 different states competing. The Braves and Bravettes had several top 10 finishers:

Mollie Speights finished 1st in the high jump and set a new meet record with her jump of 5 ft. 6 inches. The Bravettes 4 x200 meter relay team finished 5th. The team consisted of senior Brittany Trawick, juniors Jakayla Hurbert and Lanika Ross, and freshman Maya Adams. Trawick also reached the top ten by placing 9th in the long jump and senior Makayla Ricks also placed 9th in the high jump.

Braves 4x400 meter team on the podium.

The Braves 4 x 400 meter team comprised of all juniors Tre Trawick, Gary Moore, James Kilgore, and Corey Jones placed 2nd. Both 4 x 200 meter relay teams finished in the top team. The A team comprised of Milton Adams, James Kilgore, sophomore Jordan Driskell, and Tre Trawick finished 5th, while the B team comprised of DaCorius Jones, sophomore Damarcus Reeves, freshmen Javon Bullard, and Ahmad Foster. Javon Bullard and Milton Adams finished 5th and 6th respectively in the long jump. Corey Jones finished 5th in the high jump and Tre Trawick finished 10th in the 400 meter run.

Both teams open up their outdoor season in a couple of weeks at Westlake Sweet 16 Invitational in Atlanta. The first home track meet is Friday March 2nd. The Braves will host 15 teams at the BHS First Friday Night Lights. The meet will start at 4:00.

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