HUNTSVILLE – Six boys’ golf teams and three girls’ squads captured state championships Tuesday as the 68th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association State Golf Championships concluded at the Robert T. Jones Hampton Cove Golf Course at Huntsville.
Spain Park High School, coached by Brian Carter, followed Monday’s 3-under 285 with a 2-under 286 to finish five strokes under par with a 571 total to claim the Class 7A state boys’ title. Fairhope was second 14 strokes back at 585, followed by Auburn (590) and Vestavia Hills (596). The championship was the seventh for the Jaguars in school history.
Vestavia freshman Austin Coggin recorded his second straight 2-under 70 to claim low medalist honors in the big-school completion with a 36-hole 140. Landon Carner of Spain Park and Addison Nix of Auburn finished one shot back at 141. Carner had the low round in 7A Tuesday shooting a 3-under 69.
Sophomore Kyle Cornelius shot an AHSAA state tournament record 9-under 63 Tuesday for the tournament’s low round and helped St. Paul’s Episcopal shoot even par for the day en route to the 5A crown.
Huntsville eighth grader Michaela Morard shot a 2-under 70 Tuesday to finish at 138, just one stroke off her record-tying total of 2015 as she claimed her second straight low medalist honors in the girls’ big-school (6A-7A) division. The Lady Panthers shot a 226 Tuesday to finish 13 strokes over par at 445 and won their first state girls’ crown. Emily Lankford shot 6-over 78 and finished second behind her teammate in second place individually. Savannah Johnson also carded a 78 and finished at 157 over 36 holes to round out the Huntsville scoring.
Defending 6A/7A state champion Hoover was second at 452 with Spain Park (469) and Athens (484) closing out at 3 and 4.
Others boys’ team winners were Providence Christian (1A/2A), Westbrook Christian (3A), UMS-Wright (4A), St. Paul’s Episcopal (5A) and Homewood (6A). White Plains won the 4A/5A girls’ championship for the second year in a row. Westbrook Christian won the 1A/3A girls’ division to give the Warriors a sweep for boys and girls.
CLASS 6A BOYS
Jack Poole and Jack Goldasich each shot even-par 72 Tuesday to spark Homewood to the Class 6A state championship. The Patriots of Coach Keat Litton had a two-day team total of 591 – 15 strokes over par. Homewood was just five over on Tuesday as Connor Doyal and Ben Harris shot 74 and 75, respectively, to round out the final round.
Spanish Fort finished second just two shots back at 593. John Carroll Catholic was third at 615 and Chilton County, fourth with 660.
Senior Charles Wood of Spanish Fort closed strong with at 2-under 70 and first-day leader senior Matt Lorenz of Gulf Shores shot a 73 as both finished tied for low medalist in 6A honors at 2-under 142 for the 36 holes. John Snoddy of John Carroll Catholic had the best round of the 6A competition Tuesday coming in at 4-under 68 to finish at 145. Northview’s Christopher Owens and Cullman’s Luke Wilson had round of 70 and 72, respectively, to finish tied for third one shot back at 143.
CLASS 5A BOYS
St. Paul’s Episcopal, coached by Sandy Santoli, shot even-par 288 for the low round team-wise for the day and captured the 5A boys’ title with a 7-undrr 583. Russellville was second at 604 with Guntersville (629) and Central of Clay County (650) finishing 3-4.
Sophomore Kyle Cornelius rebounded from an 84 Monday to shoot a 63 – the best round in state tournament history. William Sellers of Montgomery Academy shot 64 in 2012 for the previous low round. Cornelius finished at 147, 11 strokes behind Mortimer Jordan junior Garrett Johnson. Johnson followed Monday’s 69 with an even more impressive 67 to finish as low medalist with 8-under 136 – just three strokes off the state record of 133 set by Patrick Martin of Spain Park (2015), Brooks Rabren of Straughn (2015) and Robby Shelton of Dt. Paul’s (2013).
Russellville senior Eli Hodges was second over at 3-undrr 141. He had a 70 Tuesday.
CLASS 4A BOYS
UMS-Wright won its 22nd state golf championship since the Bulldogs’ first in 1971 with a two-day 598 total to claim the 4A title. Finishing second was Trinity Presbyterian 39 strokes back at 637. White Plains (641) and Oneonta (641) tied for third. Coach Adam Boehm’s squad placed two golfers in the top three. Andrew Graves had a 1-over 73 Tuesday and Layton Bussey of White Plains shot a 2-under 70 as both finished 1-over 145 to tie for low medalist.
UMS-Wright’s J.P. Cave and Oneonta’s Stewart Miller each carded a 76 to finish tied for third at 148. Bussey’s 70 was the low round of the day in Class 4A.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Low medalist John Catanzaro of Westbrook Christian followed Monday’s blistering 66 with a 3-over 75 to finish at 3-under 141 for the tourney as Coach Edward Brookins’ Warriors won the 3A state title for the second year in a row with a 612 team total. William Wetherington shot even-par 72 for Westbrook’s best round and the only par or better round in the 3A competition Tuesday.
Indian Springs finished second with a 639, 26 strokes behind the winners. Bayside Academy (656) was third and Glencoe (660) was fourth.
Jack Sims of Glencoe shot a 74 Tuesday to finish at 146 and claimed individual runner-up honors.
CLASS 1A/2A BOYS
Providence Christian shot 300 as a team Tuesday, one stroke better than Monday’s 301, and won the 1A/2A state championship by 25 strokes over runner-up Decatur Heritage (626). Houston Academy (629) was third and Donoho (680), fourth.
Thomas Ponder and Thomas Speigner each shot 1-over 73 Tuesday to lead the Eagles of Coach Emory Latta. Ponder finished tied at 147 with Sam Murphy of Decatur Heritage and Spencer Arnold of St. Luke’s Episcopal as the trio finished nine strokes behind low medalist Ike Alexander of Mars Hill Bible. The junior shot two straight rounds of 69 to wind up with a 6-under 138 for the 36 holes. The 69 was the fourth best round overall in the tournament Tuesday.
CLASS 6A/7A GIRLS
The ladies turned in another impressive day as four golfers shot even par or better. Michaela Morard’s 70 gave her a 138 and one-stroke win over Athens’ Micheala Williams, who shot 3-under 69 to finish at 139.
Fairhope senior Virginia Green closed out her impressive high school career with a 1-under 71 and two-day total 142 to finish third.
For Huntsville, coached by Clifford Pate, the two-day total of 445 was just 13 strokes over par.
The 21 girls in the 6A/7A field averaged just 78.97 collectively over the two days with four eagles, 78 birdies and 158 pars registered in all the rounds. The tournament was the 45th for the girls in AHSAA history.
CLASS 4A/5A GIRLS
Coach Marcus Harrell’s White Plains girls shot 243-241—484 to win the state crown for the second year in a row. UMS-Wright (535), Demopolis (570) and Russellville (604) finished 2-3-4.
Helena’s Grayson Gladden shot 2-under 70 for the best round of the competition and earned low medalist honors with a 3-over 147. Anna Reid of Demopolis shot 74 Tuesday and finished three shots back at 150. Layne Dyar had White Plains’ best effort with a 79-78—157.
CLASS 1A/3A GIRLS
Westbrook Christian, coached by Misti Fairchild, made it sweep for the Warriors as the girls followed the boys to the winner’s circle. Last off the course Tuesday, Westbrook won the 1A/3A girls’ state championship with two consistent rounds. The Warriors shot 263 Monday and 264 Tuesday to finish at 527. Winfield was second 11 strokes back at 538. Bayside Academy was third at 576 and Clements (711) was fourth.
First-day leader Jacksonville Christian’s Chloe Borders shot a low-round 81 Tuesday and won 1A/3A medalist honors with 15-over 159. She won by four strokes over Mars Hill Bible’s Hannah Pope (163), who shot an 82 Tuesday. Ellie Porter was fourth overall for Westbrook recording rounds of 84-85 for 169. Bayside Academy’s Tori Roush shot an 83 Tuesday – bettering her Monday total (103) by 20 strokes and finished 10th overall.
HUNTSVILLE – Westbrook Christian junior John Catanzaro shot a 6-under 66 Monday to lead the individual field, and Spain Park High School blistered Hampton Cove Golf Club’s course for a 3-under team 285 Monday to turn in the best team score as the first round of the AHSAA 68th annual Golf Championships concluded.
Huntsville’s Hampton Cove, one of tourist favorites on the state’s Robert Trent Jones Trail, was no match for Catanzaro, who helped Westbrook build an 11-shot lead in Class 3A with a team 303. A host of golfers, including seven in Class 7A turned in par or better over the first 18 holes.
The state championships will conclude Tuesday with the final round of the 36-hole tournament – with state champions to be crowned in six boys’ divisions and three girls divisions.
Senior Thomas Luther led Coach Brian Carter’s Jaguars with a 3-under 69 – but held a slim 1-stroke lead over Auburn junior Addison Nix, who fired a 2-under 70. Spain Park senior Conley Miller and sophomore Landon Carner shot 71 and 72 while sophomore Reed Hereford was 1-over at 73 to round out the Jags’ team total.
Senior Harrison Mink of Oak Mountain and Vestavia Hills freshman Austin Coggin also shot a 70, followed by Mountain Brook senior Harlan Winn’s 71.
Fairhope trailed Spain Park by 12 strokes despite a solid 9-over 297 team total. Auburn was one stroke back at 298 and Vestavia Hills closed at 301.
Mars Hill Bible junior Ike Alexander, Mortimer Jordan senior Garrett Johnson and Gulf Shores senior Matt Lorenz also carded 2-under 69’s in the first round Monday in Class 1A/2A, 5A and 6A, respectively.
In the girls’ competition, eighth grader Michaela Morard shot the best round of the day, 4-under 68, to lead the girls’ 6A/7A competition. She won last year’s low medalist honors with a 7-under 137 total.
Complete results can be found at the following link: http://www.alabamagolf.org/ahsaa-championships.
A recap of the first-day action in all divisions is below.
CLASS 1A/2A BOYS
Providence Christian of Dothan held a 14-stroke lead over city rival Houston Academy after Monday’s first round. The Eagles fired a 13-over 301 and the Raiders were 27 strokes over at 315. Decatur Heritage was third at 318 and Donoho, fourth, at 339.
Mars Hill Bible junior Ike Alexander fired a 3-under 69 to take the 1A/2A individual lead heading into Tuesday’s final round. Hal Dove of Houston Academy was right behind at even-par 72. St. Luke’s Episcopal’s Thomas Ponder and Providence’s Chase Smith were five strokes off the lead at 2-over 74.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Westbrook teammate Harrison Martin complemented Catanzaro’s 66 with an even-par 72 as the Warriors shot 303 – 15 over as a team. Indian Springs was second at 314, Bayside Academy followed with 331, and Glencoe was fourth at 338.
Chandler Pulliam of Indian Springs carded a 1-under 71, and Jack Sims of Glencoe shot an even par 72.
GULF SHORES – UMS-Wright captured is eighth straight AHSAA Class 4A state boys’ track title in a row Saturday as the 92nd annual championships concluded at Gulf Shores Sports Complex.
Coach Pat Galle’s boys posted 86 points to edge runner-up Dadeville (82) by four points in what turned out to be one of the most competitive outdoor state track and field meets in the AHSAA’s long history.
The Bulldogs now have 22 boys’ championships. UMS-Wright’s girls also won the 4A girls’ title with 138 points. Brooks was second with 89. It was the Mobile school’s 15th overall and sixth in the last seven years.
Hoover won the Class 7A girls championship scoring 171 points – doubling runner-up Mountain Brook’s 84 points. Coach Devon Hind’s Lady Bucs have won the big-school state crown sixth of the last seven years and own both 7A titles. Homewood, coached by Thomas Esslinger, won its third 6A state girls’ championship in a row scoring 102.50 points with runner-up Pelham right behind with 98.50. Walker was third with 82.50. St. Paul’s Episcopal’s girls, coached by Jim Tate, took first place in Class 5A with 123 points. Beauregard finished second with 90.
On the boys’ side, Coach Dan Norton’s Auburn Tigers won the 7A state championship for the second year in a row outscoring runner-up Hoover 130-95. Hewitt-Trussville was third with 94 points. Opelika, coached by Jimmy Johnson, also won the 6A boys’ title for the second straight year. The Bulldogs had 113 points and runner-up Homewood, 70.
Thompson High School senior Emmanuel Tait captured firsts in the 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles and 100-meter dash – besting his own Class 7A records in each event. He won the 110 hurdles with a winning time of 14.0 seconds – 12/100ths of second better than the 14.12 time he had last year in the 7A competition. He broke that record Friday, however, in the prelims with a 13.90 time.
He broke his own 7A record (38.83) in the 300 hurdles with a 37.90 time in Saturday’s finals. Triaon Poellnitz of Auburn (38.27) and Marion Humphrey of Hoover (38.30) also bettered Tait’s 2015 record to finish 2-3. Tait clocked 10.93 to win the 100-meter finals Saturday – giving him 30 points personally in three individual events.
Brittley Humphrey of Hoover tied her own 7A record with her 42.46-second winning time in the 300-meter hurdles, and broke her own 7A record (13.74) in the 100-meter hurdles with a winning time of 13.49 seconds. Teammate Caitlyn Little was a close second at 13.79.
Some other highlights from Saturday’s competition at Gulf Shoes included:
CULLMAN – Winfield High School and Whitesburg Christian won state track championships for the second year in a row as the 92nd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Cullman Saturday.
Coach Steve Reaves’ Pirates totaled 97 points to win the Class 3A boys ‘ title. Montgomery Academy scored 64 to finish second and Greensboro (50) was third. Whitesburg Christian’s girls, coached by David McConnell, won their second consecutive Class 1A outdoor title with 109 points to edge Westminster of Oak Mountain, which totaled 103. St. Bernard was third with 98.50.
St. Bernard, coached by Steven Calvert, also captured the boys’ state title with 138 points. Marion County finished second with 98, and Linden was third with 53.50. Claiming the Class 2A boys’ championship was Cold Springs, coached by Claborn Campbell. The Eagles had 139 points and runner-up Falkville had 109.50. LaFayette was a close third with 102.
Coach Corey Thornton’s LaFayette took home the Class 2A state crown scoring 110 points. Falkville had 96 to finish second and Mobile Christian was third with 83. T.R. Miller, coached by Eddie Brundidge, was the Class 3A girls’ champs scoring 89 points. Cottage Hill Christian was second with 70.75. It was the third state title for T.R. Miller since 2011.
Winfield junior Trey Cunningham shattered his own Class 3A 110-meter hurdles record (14.18) set in A015 Friday with a 13.42-second time in the prelims. Saturday, his winning time of 13.50 seconds in the finals fell just shy of the prelim time but gave the Pirates standout the best three Class 3A times in the event’s history. The 13.42 now ranks as the fastest in the AHSAA state meet in any classification.
He also breezed to the 200-meter dash win with a winning time of 21.82 seconds, and leaped 22-08 to win the long jump – giving him 40 points and four golds for the state meet.
Shades Mountain Christian senior distance runner Dylan Pausic also broke a 31-year old Class 1A record with his 9:39.78 time in the 3,200-meter run Saturday morning. Athens Bible’s Jeff Harwell set the previous mark (9:51.06) in 1985. Pausic, 5-foot-6, 135 pounds, also won the 1,600 meters on Friday to give him a sweep of the 1A distance events.
Piedmont senior Karri Green, who set the 3A state record in the 400-meter dash Friday, won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.90 – just missing the record (14.23) set in 2005 by Leeds’ Bridget Rose. She followed with another record-setting effort in the 200-meter dash. She ran 24.97 to eclipse the previous record (25.10) by Simone Pugh of Cottage Hill in 2009.
Some other highlights from Saturday’s 1A/2A/3A competition at Cullman included:
CLASS 3A BOYS
High Jump: Three jumpers tied at 6-4 with Tyrell Riley of Hillcrest-Evergreen winning on fewer misses. Dakoda Mackey of Sand Rock and Matt Cahoon of Holly Pond finished 2-3 after also clearing 6-4. The trio all missed their three attempts at 6-6.
4X100-Meter Relay: In one of the best races of the entire meet, Hillcrest-Evergreen clocked 43.52 seconds, just missing the record (43.04) set in 2015 by the Jaguars. Madison Academy clocked 43.66 and Pike County, 44-02, to finish close behind at 2-3.
800-Meter Run: Noah Karr of American Christian won with s 3A state-record time of 1:53.31 to break the previous record (1:53.76) set by UMS-Wright’s Brandon Phillips 18 years earlier in 1998.
CLASS 2A BOYS
800-Meter Run: Falkville placed three runners in the top four finishers with Brian Bradford winning with a 2:04.00 time. Teammates Blake Bradford and Drake Hamilton finished 3-4 at 2:06.70 and 2:07.41. Cold Springs’ Jared Stanley was second at 2:04.79.
CLASS 1A BOYS
200-Meter Dash (Para Ambulatory): Twin brothers Conner and Cole Howell, from Enterprise, clocked 37.29 and 38.53 seconds for the Alabama School for the Blind to complete their third event of the 2016 state championships. Teammates Gerdon Carter and Curtis Taylor were their lane guides.
CLASS 3A GIRLS
Triple Jump: Callie Jones, who set the 3A state meet record last year with a 38-05 leap, won the triple jump again with another record-setting performance. She beat the 2015 record twice, leaping 38-11 and 38-11.75 – the last distance becoming the new standard.
CLASS 2A GIRLS
800-Meter Run: Karri Watts of Falkville finished strong to win the 800 in 2:24.22. She also finished second in the 200-meter dash with a 27.17 time one event earlier to pick up 18 points late for the Blue Devils. Aryn Head of Holy Spirit won the 200 in 26.66 seconds.
Pole Vault: Addison’s Emee Baldwin cleared 9 feet, 6 inches to set a new Class 2A girls’ state pole vault record. The old mark of 9-03 was set by Drake McGowin of Montgomery Academy in 2013.
CLASS 1A GIRLS
4x400-Meter Relay: Whitesburg Christian’s relay team of Emily Cusker, Emily Pierce, Kayla Shoaf and Kristina Thoenes won the final running event of the meet in 4:19.00 to give the Warriors 10 needed points en route to the state championship. The Warriors won by just six points over Westminster of Oak Mountain.
CULLMAN — Montgomery Academy, LaFayette and Marion County lead the boys’ competition, and Cottage Hill Christian, Falkville and St. Bernard top the girls’ divisions at the 92nd AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships for Classes 1A, 2A and 3A completed day one of the two-state meet at Cullman High School Friday.
Montgomery held a slim 38-37 lead over defending boys’ champion Winfield in Class 3A after Friday’s events. American Christian is third with 35 points. LaFayette has a one-point lead over Cold Springs, 35-34, and Falkville is third with 27 in Class 2A. Marion County’s 56 points top the 1A Boys with St. Bernard second with 49.
In the girls’ divisions, Cottage Hill has 42.75 points in 3A, followed by T.R. Miller (33) and Pleasant Valley (30). Falkville’s girls lead 2A with 36 points. Holy Spirit is second with 25 and Altamont, third, with 23. St. Bernard (46.50) and Whitesburg Christian (41) are 1-2 in Class 1A.
At least eight records fell Friday with more expected to come in the finals of some fierce competition Saturday.
The NFHS Network is live-streaming the state championships at Cullman and Gulf Shores Saturday over its School Broadcast Platform at www.nfhsnetwork.com. Both sites kick off events Saturday at 8 a.m.
Junior Trey Cunningham of Winfield established a new Class 3A record in the 110-meter hurdles with the top time of the prelims. He clocked 13.42 seconds, almost a half second better than his winning time of 2015 (14.18). He also qualified for the 200-meter finals with a time of 21.44, just missing the record set last year by Matthew Likely of Hillcrest-Evergreen (21.26).
On the girls’ side, senior Karri Green also broke her own 3A state record in the 400-meter dash, and like Cunningham, had the fastest 2A qualifying time of the 200-meter prelims.
She won the 400 with a time of 56.59 seconds, beating her record set last year winning in 57.44 seconds.
Identical twins Cole and Conner Howell, competing for the Alabama School for the Blind, captured the crowd’s hearts with exceptional performances in the para ambulatory 400-meter dash and shot put.
Some other highlights from Friday’s meet include:
CLASS 3A GIRLS
Javelin: Callie Jones of Cottage Hill Christian won with a 139-10 distance – breaking the record of 136-05 she set in 2015 by 3½ feet.
CLASS 1A GIRLS
400-Meter Dash (Para Ambulatory): Paige Wilson of Cedar Bluff set the 1A record in the event with a time of 1:54.70.
CLASS 3A BOYS
Shot Put: Sidney Mims of Montgomery Academy better the record he set in 2015 (47-08) with a throw of 47-10.50. However, Devonta Fuqua of Lauderdale County topped that performance with a winning throw of 48-04.75 to win the gold and set a new 3A state record.
Pole Vault: Connor Allred of Cottage Hill Christian cleared 14 feet, 3 inches to break the old record by almost a foot.
CLASS 1A BOYS
Pole Vault: Dominque Paulter of St. Bernard cleared 13 feet to set s new 1A state pole vault mark. The old record (1lea2 feet) was set by Tony McGinnis of Cedar Bluff in 2011.
400-METER DASH (Para Ambulatory): Twin brothers Cole and Conner Howell of Alabama School for the Blind clocked 1:22.73 and 1:26.94, respectively. Cole’s time set the AHSAA 1A state outdoor para ambulatory record.
GULF SHORES -- Opelika and Homewood are deadlocked at 51 points each and lead Class 6A boys’ competition after the second day of the 92nd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gulf Shores Friday.
The team race to the finish is almost as close in Class 7A with Hewitt-Trussville holding a 76-71 lead over Auburn in the boys’ division, and Hoover just two points ahead of Mountain Brook, 69-67, in the girls’ division heading into the final day Saturday. In the 6A girls’ competition, Pelham is on top with 58.50 points, followed by Homewood (47.50) and Opelika (40.50).
In Class 5A, St. Paul’s Episcopal holds a four-point lead over Beauregard, 66-62, in the girls’ division, and Beauregard’s boys have a slim one-point lead over Alabama Christian, 33-32, and are just five points ahead of St. Paul’s (28). Defending Class 4A girls’ and boys’ state champs UMS-Wright hold comfortable leads in Class 4A. The Lady Bulldogs amassed 77 points through Friday’s events with Brooks (41) and Wilson (40) in second and third place. Coach Pat Galle’s UMS boys have 71.50 points with Northside second with 43.
Twenty-three state meet classification records fell Friday at Gulf Shores with eight boys’ and four girls’ standards erased in Class 7A alone. Six records were also set in para ambulatory events that were being held for the first time.
Hewitt-Trussville’s Benjamin Knox set a record in the 7A 3,200 meters (9:26.40) after setting the 1,600 record on Thursday. Three sprinters broke the Class 7A 200-meter dash record set last year by Caitlyn Little of Hoover (24.85) in the prelim race to set up what should be and even faster final Saturday. Destiny Davis of Baker had the fastest time, 24.56 seconds, and now owns the 7A state record. Lauryn Hall of Sparkman turned in the next best time (24.65) and Brittley Humphrey of Hoover was next (24.68). Little qualified for the finals with the fourth best time, clocking 25.29 – just shy of her 2015 time.
Among the records set in the Class 4A, 5A, 6A and 7A meets Friday:
CLASS 7A GIRLS 200-Meter Dash: Three sprinters broke the record set last year by Caitlyn Little of Hoover (24.85) in the prelim race to set up what should be and even faster final Saturday. Destiny Davis of Baker had the fastest time, 24.56 seconds, and now owns the 7A state record. Lauryn Hall of Sparkman turned in the next best time (24.65) and Brittley Humphrey of Hoover was next (24.68). Little qualified for the finals with the fourth best time, clocking 25.29 – just shy of her 2015 time. 400-Meter Dash: Myra Mack of Smiths Station and Presley Weems of Hoover both broke the one-year-old mark (56.09) set by Nicole Payne of Oak Mountain. Mack won the event with claiming the new record with a winning time of 55.54 seconds. Weems was close behind at 55.92. 100-Meter Hurdles: Brittley Humphrey’s winning time of 13.79 seconds in the prelims was just 5/100ths of a second off the Class 7A record she set last year (13.74). She heads into the finals Saturday with the top time and a chance to break her own record again. 4x800-Meter Relay: Hoover eclipsed its 7A record set in 2015 by seven seconds clocking 9:16.77 to win the event Friday. The Bucs ran a 9:23.02 last year. CLASS 4A GIRLS Shot Put: Esherika Hankins, Munford, broke a 23-year old record with a winning throw of 42.08.50. Erin Jewel of Brooks also beat the old mark with her second-place toss of 40-01.50. Nykita Burnette of Lincoln held the previous record (38-11.50) since 1993. Javelin (Para Ambulatory): Emily Frederick, Hokes Bluff, 37-01. 4x800-Meter Relay: Wilson broke its own record set in 2015 by 11 seconds, recording a winning time of 9:44.09 to win the 2016 event.
CLASS 7A BOYS 110-Meter High Hurdles: Thompson’s Emmanuel Taite bettered the record (14.12) he set last year in the first-ever 7A competition with a winning time of 13.90. 400-Meter Dash: Charles Lewis of Sparkman set the 400-meter record with a winning 47.94 time, erasing the 48.22 clocked by Joshua Hall of Hoover in last year’s state meet. 3,200-Meter Run: Three runners broke the 7A record with Benjamin Knox and John Ngaruiga of Hewitt-Trussville finished 1-2. Knox’s winning time was 9:20.50. Ngaruiga also ran 9:26.50. 4x800-Meter Relay: Auburn won with a 7A state-record time of 7:58.18. Hoover clocked 7:59.21 to finish second and also bettered the record set last year by Auburn (7:59.62). Discus: Auburn’s Michael Robinson had a 7A-record winning throw of 167-06. High Jump: Chase Fiddler of Bob Jones and Melvin Hill of Baker each tied the 7A record of 6-06 set last year by Hill, but Fiddler finished first Friday with fewer misses. Both jumpers missed all three tries at 6-08. Triple Jump: Michael Wiggins’ winning leap of 48-07.75 set a new 7A state meet record for the Huntsville standout. Javelin (Wheelchair): Colin Lafon of Hewitt-Trussville throw the javelin 20 feet, 9 inches. CLASS 6A BOYS Pole Vault: Nick South of Muscle Shoals didn’t set a record but had an outstanding performance to win the event Friday clearing 15-08.25. The 6A record is 16-02 set by Sean Collins of McGill-Toolen in 2014. CLASS 5A BOYS Javelin: Ashton Dominique of Briarwood Christian set a new 6A state meet record with a winning throw of 190-09. CLASS 4A BOYS 400-Meter Dash: Montgomery-Catholic’s Patrick O’Mara ran 48.42 seconds to win the event and beat Larry Powell’s mark of 48.89 set 25 years ago in 1991 for T.R. Miller. 3,200-Meter Run: Ryan Ford of Westminster Christian James Patrick Brinyark each bested the old record of 9:40.42 with times of 9:25.26 and 9:30.29, respectively, to finish 1-2. 4x800-Meter Relay: Northside’s relay team won the event in a 4A-record 8:10.89 time. The old mark (8:20.30) was set by Madison County 18 years ago in 1999. Javelin (Para Ambulatory): Logan Langley of Hokes Bluff set a record with a throw of 104-03.
GULF SHORES – Senior Margaret Ollinger shattered her own AHSAA outdoor girls’ pole vault record Thursday clearing 13 feet, 6¼ inches to win the Class 7A state title at Gul Shores Sports Complex. Ollinger set the record last year with leaping 12 feet, and set the indoor state record last February with a winning 13-foot,1¼ height. Eleven classification state meet records fell Thursday, including one that was wind aided, as the 92nd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships got underway at Gulf Shores for Classes 7A, 6A, 5A and 4A. Classes 1A, 2A and 3A commence at Cullman Friday. The meets will conclude Saturday. Ollinger’s performance helped McGill-Toolen take a three-point Class 7A girls’ lead over defending champion Hoover, 31-28, after day one of the girls’ competition, now in its 45th year. Mountain Brook was a close third at 27 points. Pelham and Homewood were 1-2 in Class 6A, with 23.5 and 18.50 points, respectively, defending 5A girls’ champion Beauregard had 25 points and a three-point lead over St. Paul’s Episcopal (22). In Class 4A, defending champion UMS-Wright led Wilson 30-25. Hewitt-Trussville long jumper Noah Igbinoghene shattered the 7A outdoor state record set last year with a winning leap of 24-07.50. Alex Evans of Auburn set the mark last year with a 22-10.25 leap. The Huskies also totaled 39 points Thursday and held an 11-point lead over Auburn (28) and Vestavia Hills (28) heading into Friday’s second day of competition. Homewood was the 6A leader with 20 points with Northridge (15) second. Alabama Christian led Class 5A with 22 points, followed by defending champ St., Paul’s (19) and Anniston (16), and UMS-Wright’s 47.5 points gave the defending 4A state champions a 25-point lead over Brooks (22) with Northridge (19) third at the end of Thursday’s events. Vestavia Hills shot putter Walter Thomas set a new 7A state record in that event with a 59-00.50 toss. Damon Wright of Spain Park (54-08.00) and Robert Moore of Auburn 54-04.00) also broke old record of 52-10 set last year. St. Clair County’s Tristan Hawkins also set a new Class 5A record with a 55-09.50 distance. First-day event winners at Gulf Shores are listed below.
CLASS 4A 1,600-Meter Run: Ryan Ford of Westminster Christian ran 4:17.67 (new record) and runner-up James Patrick Brinyard of Northside (4:17.88) was a close second also breaking the old record (4:20.44) held by Alex Gilliland of Oneonta since 2010. Pole Vault: Patrick Howze, UMS-Wright,13-01.50. Discus: Cade Finley, Wilson, 165-05 (new record); old record, Heath Batchelor, Haleyille, 160-06 (2006. Javelin: Lazarius Decatur, Brooks, 164-00. Shot Put (Para Athlete): Logan Langley, Hokes Bluff, 29-10.00 Shot Put (Para Athlete): Nick Walls, Crossville, 14-10.
CLASS 5A 1,600-Meter Run: Micah Sheldon Britton, Alabama Christian, 4:25.03. Javelin: Zach Gaines, Calera, 172-03. Shot Put: Tristan Hawkins, St. Clair County, 55-09.50 (new record); old record, Devon Lockhart, Central-Tuscaloosa, 55-0, 2012. Long Jump: DaMonta Miller, Anniston, 22-06.00.
CLASS 6A 1,600-Meter Run: Andy Smith, Homewood, 4:20.07. Discus: Seth Gipson, Northridge, 153-02. High Jump: Tashawn Green, Scottsboro, 6-08.
CLASS 7A 1,600-Meter Run: Benjamin Knox, Hewitt-Trussville, clocked 4:17.82 to set a new 7A record. Tommy McDonough of Hoover was second (4:18.84), also beating the old mark (4:20.74) set last year by Auburn’s Paul Barlow, who finished fifth Thursday. Shot Put: Walter Thomas, Vestavia Hills, 59-00.05 (new record); Damon Wright, Spain Park, 54-08.00 – also broke old record; Robert Moore, Auburn, 54-04.00, also broke old record of 52-10. Long jump: Noah Igbinoghene, Hewitt-Trussville, 24-07.50 (new record); old record, Alex Evans, Auburn, 22-10.25, 2015. Pole Vault: James Henry Barrett, Vestavia Hills, 15-06.| Shot Put (Wheelchair): Colen LaFon, Hewitt-Trussville, 13-06. 4x100 Relay (prelims): Auburn broke the 7A record (41.66)it set last year clocking a 40.74 in the Tigers’ prelim heat.
CLASS 4A 1600-Meter Run: Eighth grader Amaris Tynnismaa, Montgomery Catholic, 5:04.90. High Jump: Gracie Hunt, UMS-Wright, 5-02.00. Shot Put: Aryn McDowell, UMS-Wright, 36-08.00. Shot Put (Para Athlete): Emily Frederick, Hokes Bluff, 19-03.00.
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