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Alabama AHSAA Cross Country State Championships



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Sport:Cross Country
Level:High School

Start Date:November 14th 2015

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DyeStat posted a news article Nov 9th 2014, 7:05pm
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The 2014 Alabama AHSAA Cross Country State Championships will be broadcast from Moulton, Alabama on Saturday, November 8 via the NFHS Network. A subscription is required to watch the broadcast. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM ET. ...
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DyeStat posted a news article Nov 10th 2013, 7:53am
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  Top teams vie for supremacy in Alabama   ...
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Here is Arthur L. Mack's state meet report filed to DyeStat:


OAKVILLE, Alabama—It was a day of streaks at the Alabama High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park.
Several teams put their championship streaks on the line, hoping to add to their accomplishments, while other teams hoped to prove that they were championship material.
Individually, there were some runners who wanted to end their seasons on a positive note. There was even one who wanted to continue her dominance in a particular race and reach a milestone.
Here’s a recap of what happened:

6A: Evidently, the day belonged to Mountain Brook’s girls, as they defeated Hoover 44-95, with Vestavia Hills finishing third with 118.
The Spartans won their 11th straight 6A title, and they did it with a very young group that comprised their top five—a junior, a sophomore, a freshman, and two seventh-graders.
It was a group that really amazed head coach Greg Echols.
“This is the youngest team I put out there (today),” he said. “Everybody was part of something special, and before the race I told them to have fun. The upper class girls are the leaders, and they bring the younger girls along.”
Individually, Hewitt-Trussville’s Veronica Lyle took top honors, winning in 18:06.40.
Meanwhile, Auburn, as expected, won the 6A boys’ crown, placing five runners in the top 17 to defeat Mac Macoy and his Vestavia Hills teammates 47-57. Opelika was third with 120 points. Auburn’s top finisher was Dylan Ogburn, who was fifth in 16:05.90.
Macoy did his part, coming out on top in a tactical race. The Rebel star battled with Opelika’s Ben Bryant and Grissom’s Anthony Wells for most of the 6A boys’ race, but was able to pull away late in and win with a time of 15:44.50.
Macoy, who has been bothered with an injury in the last three weeks, said he wanted to play it safe.
“The last three weeks, I’ve been injured and I missed a lot of training,” he said. “Warming up, it hurt, but adrenaline kicked in. It was good weather, and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

5A: While Homewood’s boys were living up to season hype, Scottsboro’s girls were busy going about their business adding another trophy to their case.
Homewood, led by sophomore Andy Smith, defeated Scottsboro 33-57 to win the 5A title, while Lawrence County was third with 121 points. Smith won the 5A boys’ race in 16:14.60, and the Patriots placed three more runners in the top 10 to secure the win.
“I knew we could do it, but we also knew anything could happen,” said Homewood coach Lars Porter. “Our No. 1 guy (Smith) got the job done, and it was exciting for him to get an individual championship in his sophomore year. We went out thorough the first mile, and then they (Scottsboro) went to work on us. “They were coming, but we were able to pick things up at the end.
For Scottsboro’s girls, it was business as usual—winning another 5A title. The Wildcats edged out Lawrence County 59-68 to win their 13th straight title. John Carroll Catholic was third with 76 points.
Scottsboro’s top finisher was Alicia Atilano, who despite losing the individual title to Fort Payne’s Olivia Thurman in the last few meters, ran a 19:29.70—10 seconds behind Thurman’s winning time of 19:19.10. It still paid off, as Scottsboro managed to beat Lawrence County through the No. 1, 2, and 3 positions.
“We needed every point,” said Wildcat coach Chris Schmidt. “The girls did a great job—they were running for each other. With pack running, that’s how we race, because the team is more important than an individual.”

4A: To no one’s surprise, Randolph’s boys won their ninth straight championship, while Mobile’s UMS-Wright’s girls won their fifth in overwhelming fashion.
Led by Eshan King, Randolph defeated LAMP (Loveless) 35-49, with Beauregard a distant third with 130 points. King finished second overall in 16:33.50, and Randolph managed to place all five of its scorers in the top 15 to keep its streak going.
Individually, UMS-Wright’s Robert Hope was the overall winner in 16:09.70. It was a sort of vindication for the Bulldog junior, who lost last year to Oneonta’s Logan Gilliland. This time around, Hope elected to play it smart.
“We took the first mile in 5:08, and I didn’t want to waste too much energy on the first mile,” he said. “The first mile is really flat, and you really have to control yourself. The second mile is where the hills are. Basically, you have to run smart.”
UMS-Wright’s girls used a youth movement to win their fifth straight title, handily defeating Randolph 37-83. Wilson High was third with 86 points.
Despite sisters Cele and Phoebe Moon finishing 1-2 for Wilson (18:50.47 and 19:35.14 respectively), UMS-Wright got a great race from eighth-grader Greer Lauber (fifth, 19:58.89) as well as junior Ellie Carter (sixth, 20:08.99), and seventh-grader Anna Hunt (seventh, 20:12.66). The Bulldogs placed four runners in the top 10, and six in the top 20 to seal the deal.
“Greer has a lot of heart in that itty-bitty body of hers,” said UMS-Wright coach Pat Galle. “She’s a very hard-nosed runner and very competitive. We had a lot of new faces and they did a heck of a job, and our veterans ran well, too.”

3A: While T. R. Miller’s Karisa Nelson took individual honors, it was Bayside Academy who won its second straight girls’ title, defeating T.R. Miller 59-69. Catholic-Montgomery was a distant third with 105 points.
Nelson won her fifth straight 3A title, running a personal best of 17:55.18. Her sister, Katie, finished third running 19:04.21. But it came down to Bayside’s fifth runner finishing 20th while T.R. Miller’s No. 5 runner placed only 41st, helping the Admirals to win the crown.
“They (T.R. Miller) was leading us 28-41 through the No. 4 runner,” said Bayside coach Alan Foster. “But our No. 5 runner, Carlisle Calmetti, came charging through at the end. Catie Caldwell (our No. 4 runner) really upped her game today.”
Karisa Nelson did get some vindication—she had been suffering from anemia for six weeks and had a tough time trying to get through races. But after being treated for it, she came back strong.
“It was the first time this season that I ran with fresh legs, and I finally broke 18 minutes,” she said. “I’ve been trying to break 18 minutes for a long time, and today everything was perfect.”
In the 3A boys’ division, Westminster Christian showed remarkable team balance, destroying pre-meet favorite Cottage Hill Christian 34-120. Sipsey Valley was third with 126.
Westminster Christian got a 2-3 finish from Ryan Ford (16:48.30) and Cameron Sullivan (16:52.50), behind race winner Wesley Curles of Trinity Presbyterian (16:08.20). In fact, Westminster Christian placed all five of their scoring runners in the top 15 to secure the win.

1A-2A: It was a great day for Montgomery Academy.
The Eagles came off a great performance in their sectional meet and continued the momentum into the state meet, sweeping the boys and girls’ titles.
Montgomery Academy’s boys defeated Cold Springs 59-75, with Holy Spirit Catholic third with 108 points. Holy Spirit’s Alex Enns was the individual winner in 16:21.50, but Montgomery Academy placed three runners in the top 10 as Jack Anderson and Jack Barganier finished fourth and fifth with times of 17:05.80 and 17:11 50, respectively, and eighth-grader Bennett Griffin was ninth (17:17.00) to help secure the win.
The Eagles scored 44 points in the Class 1A-2A girls’ division, placing four runners in the top 10, but second and third places were in doubt. Originally, St. Bernard was second with 54 points and Westminster at Oak Mountain was third with 55. A protest was filed, but the results stood as posted.
Woodville sophomore Sara Baugh, who is running cross country for the first time this season, won the race in 19:27.30 to finish the season undefeated.
“It was hard, and it was very cold,” said Baugh, who went through the first mile in 5:45. “But I got into cross country because I enjoy running.”e is the report on the Alabama State Cross Country Meet.
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