Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Falcons' Alexis Reed to Play Two Sports at Miles

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Falcons' Alexis Reed to Play Two Sports at Miles

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Alexis Reed's athletic ability helped her achieve a scholarship and the opportunity to participate in two sports in college.

A Central High School senior, Reed signed on Thursday to play volleyball and to run track at Miles College in Fairfield.

"I felt a big relief," Reed said. "I felt excited. I'm just blessed.

"I visited the campus, and I felt welcomed, so I was ready to sign. Hopefully, I'll go up there as soon as possible. The coaches, they seemed like they're willing and ready to help me get better at what I do. The people were just friendly. They offered more money than any other school, so why not take the opportunity?"

Reed said she is planning to major in social work.

Reed will try to qualify for the AHSAA Class 5A outdoor meet in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the long jump.

"Hopefully, I'll be able to lead the 4x100 (relay team) to another victory," she said.

The Lady Falcons won the relay event last year, posting a time of 50.15 seconds.

"It's a wonderful feeling to be on that podium and hear everyone cheering for you," Reed said. "This means a lot. I just hope that I live to see that day when I graduate and place in state to be on that podium."

Reed was fourth in the long jump at 17 feet, 3 inches; fifth in the 100 meters in 13.33 seconds; and eighth in the 200 in 29.58.

"I did good in the 100 and the 200 and the long jump, but I had pulled both my hamstrings," she said.

Reach Andrew Carroll at andrew. …

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