Four North Jackson varsity boys track and field athletes will have the chance to compete for a state championship later this week.

Johnny Gilliam, Luke Johnson, Cade Reed and EJ Wilson qualified for state during the Class 4A Section 4 Meet at James Clemens High School in Madison last weekend.

Gilliam won the javelin throw sectional title (169 feet, 6 inches) while teammate Luke Johnson was the runner-up (146-11).

Meanwhile, Cade Reed received a wildcard spot in the high jump (5-4) after finishing sixth at sectionals while Wilson received a wildcard in the 200 (23.90 seconds) after finishing eighth. 

Here are all of the results for North Jackson athletes from sectionals and those that qualified for state:


* — State Qualifier

100-meter dash

17. EJ Wilson (12.27)

200-meter dash

8. EJ Wilson(24.32)*

31. Dusty Hendricks (26.19)

400-meter dash

24. Austin Lopez (59.05)

27. Dusty Hendricks (1:00.71)

800-meter run

28. Alex Roper (2:36.80)

1600-meter run

31. Jay Yates (5:49.24)

36. Edgar Sanchez (6:08.50)

High Jump

6. Cade Reed (5-4)*

9. Alex Roper (5-0)


7. Johnny Gilliam (109-6.5)

33. Blake Smith (67-9.25)

34. Peyton King (67-6.5)


1. Johnny Gilliam (169-6)*

2. Luke Johnson (146-11)*

23. Blake Smith (100-6)


* — State Qualifier

100-meter dash

18. Queen Houston (14.87)

23. Neely O’Brien (15.24)

200-meter dash

19. Njiman Jesse (31.00)

20. Queen Houston (31.36)

400-meter dash

14. Njiman Jesse (1:11.87)

Long Jump

19. Neely O’Brien (10-11.75)

20. Laurel Mantooth (10-10)


19. Elo Augeard (56-2)

21. Ashlyn Foster (50-4)

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