Girls Indoor Track Wins State Title, Boys Finish Third

  • The varsity girls now have 23 indoor track state championships, tied with St. Paul's for the state record.

  • Monday, February 6, 2023 -- The Mountain Brook Spartans' hot streak of state championships continued over the weekend as the varsity girls Indoor Track team won its 23rd state championship in program history, tying St. Paul's for the state record. The Spartans' title is their first indoor track championship since 2019. The boys team had an impressive third-place finish, one spot ahead of where they finished as a team last season.

    Reagan Riley (1600m), Lucy Benton (800m), the girls 4x800m relay team (9:45.42) and the girls 4x400m relay team (4:05.33) all won individual/team relay state championships. Callie Kent, MK Malone, Kenndey Hamilton and Riley made up the 4x800 team while Kent, Malone, Benton and Ellie Fooshee made up the 4x400 relay team.

    Riley, a senior Notre Dame signee who was recently named the state's Girls Cross Country Gatorade Player of the Year, now has 17 total state championships to her name (11 individual, 6 team/relay) spanning across cross country, indoor track as well as outdoor track.

    The following are the results from the events in which Spartan athletes scored team points:

    Girls 800m

    • Lucy Benton - 1st place (2:13.88)
    • Reagan Riley - 2nd place (2:14.88)

    Boys 800m

    • Clayton Collins - 7th place (1:58.59)
    • Jack Chapman - 8th place (1:59.20)

    Girls 400m

    • Lucy Benton - 5th place (59.53)

    Boys 400m

    • Davis Lee - 3rd place (49.57)

    Girls 1600m

    • Reagan Riley - 1st place (5:06.81)
    • Gracie Walker - 5th place (5:13.42)

    Boys 1600m

    • Clayton Collins - 5th place (4:25.40)
    • George Pelekis - 6th place (4:27.68)

    Boys 4x200m Relay

    • 2nd place - 1:31.26 (Miller Knott, Max Kuehnert, Spence Morano and Davis Lee)

    Girls 4x400 Relay (Champions - mentioned above)

    Boys 4x400m Relay

    • 2nd place - 3:24.56 (Morano, Kuehnert, Lee and KJ Leedy)

    Boys 4x800m Relay

    • 2nd place - 8:03.07 (Collins, Leedy, Tate Hoffman and Jack Chapman)

    Girls 4x800m Relay (Champions - mentioned above)

    Girls 3200m

    • Reagan Riley - 2nd place (11:02.51)
    • Virginia Averyt - 3rd place (11:06.00)

    Boys 3200m

    • Clayton Collins - 4th place (9:45.27)


    Congratulations to all the Spartans who qualified to compete in the state championships and congratulations to Michael McGovern for winning his eighth total state championship as a head coach. This is the 183rd state championship in Mountain Brook High School athletics history, more than any other school in the state of Alabama.