STATE INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: West Point’s Appling takes gold; St. Bernard’s Sweeney, Cullman’s Wilhite snag silver; Cullman’s Hollingsworth brings home bronze


West Point’s Hunter Appling took the gold medal in the 60 meter hurdles. / Josh McBrayer

BIRMINGHAM – The 2017-18 Indoor Track and Field State Championships concluded at the Birmingham CrossPlex Saturday.

Here are the results from Saturday.


Boys 1A-3A 400 meter dash

Cold Springs’ Cole Akridge came in 24th with a time of 58.33.

Boys 6A 400 meter dash 
Cullman’s Cameron Baumgartner gave it his all in the Boys 6A 400 meter dash. He ran the course in 53.62, good for 20th.

Girls 1A-3A 1600 meter 
St. Bernard’s Leahrose Mami looked solid in her race in the Girls 1A-3A 1600. She stayed near the front of the pack for most of the race and came in with a time of 5:41.82, good for seventh.

Boys 1A-3A 1600 meter 
Just as he did in the 3200-meter Friday, Andrew Sweeney from St. Bernard led most of the 1A-3A 1600-meter. Although he was overtaken on the home stretch, he posted a time of 4:34.81 for second place and a silver medal. Cold Springs’ Jonathan Collette came in 15th with a time of 5:08.33.

Boys 4A-5A 1600 meter 
Quinton Chambers of Fairview finished his race in 4:56.4, showing why he was one of the best runners in Cullman County this year. He finished 21st.

Boys 6A 1600 meter 
Cullman’s Eli Wilhite showed stamina and the ability to kick at the right time, taking silver in the Boys 6A 1600 meter. Another Bearcat, Jackson Tucker, came in 10th at 4:46.14.

Girls 4A-5A 60 meter hurdles 
West Point’s Sadie Junkins took eighth place in the Girls 4A-5A 60 meter hurdles, with a time of 10:42.

Boys 4A-5A 60 meter hurdles 
Snagging the state title and taking the gold, Hunter Appling of West Point posted an impressive time of 8.32 in the Boys 4A-5A 60 meter hurdles. Fairview’s Tyvn Ellis came in fifth at 9.87.

Boys 6A 60-meter hurdles 
Cullman’s Will Kress has an impressive run in the 6A 60 meter hurdles, falling just short of the podium in fourth place at 8.90.

Boys 4A-5A 60 meter dash
West Point’s Appling was quick in the Boys 4A-5A 60 meter dash with a time of 7.23, good for 7th place.

Boys 6A  4×800 meter relay
Cullman ran a great relay, finishing in 8:37.50, just shy of the podium in fourth place.

Girls 6A high jump
The Cullman Bearcats started their day off right, with a ‘Cat on the podium. Caroline Hollingsworth cleared 5 feet 2 inches in the 6A Girls High Jump, taking home the bronze.

Boys 4A-5A shot put 
Dylan Garner has had a solid season throwing for the Fairview Aggies this year and he finished his season strong. Garner threw 38-04.75 for 12th place out of 26 throwers.

Girls 4A-5A long jump
West Point Lady Warrior Junkins jumped her way to 10th place in the Girls 4A-5A long jump. She jumped 14-00.25, 14-04.50 and 15-00.25, representing the maroon and white well.

Girls 6A shot put 
Cullman’s Ragan Canter was the only Cullman County thrower in the Girls 6A shot put, but she made the most of it, throwing 28 feet 11 inches for 12th place.

Girls 1A-3A high jump
With a jump of 4 feet, 6 inches, Cold Springs’ Lilly McSpadden took fourth place in the Girls 1A-3A high jump.

Click here to see Friday's results.

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