O'Donnell

Calhoun High School track star Emme O’Donnell finished first in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter at regionals in San Antonio to qualify for the state meet in Austin. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

Calhoun High School Sandies track star Emme O’Donnell took home first place in the in the 1600 and the 3200 meter run to qualify for state.

O’Donnell will represent Calhoun in the state championship for the second time during the 2018-19 school year. The first was the state cross-country back in the fall of last year.

O’Donnell finished the regional meet with a 5:13.23 1600 meter race and 11:21.04 at the 3200 meter race.

“I feel blessed, and I am excited,” O’Donnell said. “And I owe it all to my family, God and everything.”

O’Donnell said she is “excited and ready” to run in the state championship in track in Austin.

O’Donnell’s teammate Remi Parker, who finished 12th and 14th in the regional meet in the 1600m and 3200m, said she is proud an honored that her teammate is heading to state.

Parker said she will help puah O’Donnell as hard as she can possibly go in preparation for the state championship.

O’Donnell will head to Austin for the State Track Meet Friday, May 10, and Saturday May 11.

In other results from regionals:

Caleb Harington finished 3rd at discus and 10th in the shot put. Eh Paw finished 15th in the triple jump and Maise Ondreas finished 8th in discus.