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Scottsboro’s Rex Green Claims Indoor Track Spotlight with a Pair of Personal Bests

AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Scottsboro High School sophomore Rex Green won the boys’ 400 and 800 meters with personal bests in each event at the Indoor JV Meet No. 2 at Birmingham’s CrossPlex last week to earn the AHSAA Indoor Track Prep Spotlight.

    Grabbing the Girls’ Spotlight was junior Allison Tanner of Helena, who cleared 5-04 in the high jump at the same meet to win the event the state’s second best performance of the year. She had the best jump of the season (also 5-04) last year in Alabama.  She also won the triple jump with the top leap of 33-10. Mountain Brook junior Grayson Scott cleared 5-06 at the Magic City Invitational in early December for top girls’ high jump in Alabama this season.
    Green ran the 400 in 52.11 and the 800 in 1:57.61 for Coach Luke Robinson’s defending Class 5A state champions at the event held on Jan. 7. Green’s 800 time is the second-best performance in the event in Alabama this season, according to statistics compiled by AlabamaRunners.com. It ranks 17th overall among the nation’s high schools. Smiths Station senior Savian Taylor clocked 1:56.96 in the Magic City Invitational in December for the fast 800-meter time of the season.

   Scottsboro junior teammate Hayden Judge captured first and second in his two events at the meet, topping teammate Cooper Atkins to win the 1600-meter run. His 4:23.77 finish was good for second in the state this season and 20th in the U.S. this year. Atkins’ 4:29.44 for second place is the fourth-best recorded in Alabama this year. Judge was second to Green in the 800 meters, finishing with a 2:00.10. The best 1,600-meter time of the season (4:21.86) was recorded by Thompson senior Jace Jones at the Holiday Invitational in December. It is no surprise that Scottsboro’s 4x800 relay team has the best time in that event (8:11.00) in the state this season. The Wildcats turned in that performance at the Magic City Invitational in December.

   Other top finishers for the Wildcats, who have captured seven state championships since 2001 and two of the past three, were Brandon Cloud’s third place in the high jump (5-06.00) – behind Helena’s T.J. Funches (6-04) and Bowman Downey (5-08); Alex Cantrell’s third place in the long jump (18-10) – behind Hewitt-Trussville’s Omari Kelly (21-08.5) and Helena’s Damian Hines (19-07); and Nathan Jones’ first-place throw in the shot put (43-09.75).
   Most of the indoor teams in the AHSAA are gearing up to compete in the Martin Luther King Classic at the CrossPlex Jan. 20. More than 100 teams from Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia have already registered for what is one of the largest prep indoor meets annually.
   Other standout performances reported from last week’s indoor competition:

 

 

  • OMARI KELLY, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: The sophomore also won the triple jump with a 39-11.25 finish.

 

 

  • CARTER PINHOLSTER, FORT PAYNE: Won the boys’ 60-meter hurdles with an 8.34 finish.

 

 

  • MADI WALLACE, FORT PAYNE: Ran a personal-best 9.17 in the girls’ 60-meter hurdles, the fourth-best time in Alabama this year.

 

 

  • ANNA COLLINS, SPAIN PARK: Cleared 11 feet to win the pole vault. The junior’s effort was a personal best.

 

 

  • MARIN POLESHEK, HOMEWOOD: The ninth-grader won both the 800 meters and 1600 at the event, finishing in 2:25.77 in the 800 and 5:23.28 in the 1600.

 

 

  • ADELE BRANDRUP, HOMEWOOD: The ninth-grader won the Adaptive Girls 60-meter dash finals.
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