Madison County duo soars at state indoor track and field meet
By Chris Miles
They aren’t teammates, in fact they attend different rival schools.
But London’s Kali Boyd and Madison-Plains’ Anne Brady have forged a pretty strong bond and you can thank the spirit of competition for bringing them together.
The Madison County duo have been competing along side one another all season long in the triple jump and recently finished the indoor track and field season at the Division 2/3 state championship meet at the University of Akron Saturday.
Boyd, registered a career-best and new school record jump of 31’-5.50” to place seventh and earn her a spot on the championship podium.
Brady, the first ever girl from Madison-Plans to make it to the state indoor championship, put together a leap of 28’-3” which earned her a 14th-place finish.
Boyd fouled on her first jump of the prelims, but she proceeded to clear the 30-foot mark twice and qualified for the finals by placing in the top nine.
She then switched to the 27-foot board from the 24-foot board to concentrate on jumping farther in the finals.
She was still stuck in ninth place, one spot out of placing on the podium just prior to her final attempt, but that’s when Boyd uncorked her record-breaking leap to soar into seventh place and a spot on the podium.
There were 16 state meet qualifiers