Mountain Brook Boys and Girls track teams compete in the Homewood Invitational

Mountain Brook Boys and Girls track teams compete in the Homewood Invitational

By JACK EARHARDT, Staff Writer

On Saturday March 13 the boys and girls track teams competed in the Homewood invitational which was hosted by Homewood High School. Both teams had multiple top finishers as a result of the meet and the boys team finished in third place and the girls team finished in second place. Track team Coach McGovern said, “the teams had a great day, going up against some of the best teams in the state of Alabama.”

The boys team had several competitors finish on the podium. The boys top finishers include Davis Plowden who finished second in the 800 meter-dash, Hugh stokes who finished second in the 110 meter-hurdles, Thomas Renneker who finished third in the boys pole vault finals, and John Bugg who finished third in the boys javelin finals. The boys relay teams also finished strong with the boys 4x800 meter dash team finishing second overall and the boys 4x400 meter-dash team finishing 4th overall. 

The girls team also had a very strong performance which featured Reagan Riley who finished 1st overall in the girls 1600meter-dash, Mary Katherine Malone who finished first in the girls 3200 meter-dash, and Grayson Scott who finished first overall in the girls high-jump finals and second overall in the girls long-jump finals. The other top finishers include Hunter Anderson who finished second in the girls 800 meter-dash, Clark Stewar who finished second in the girls 1600 meter-dash, Camille Gillum who finished second in the girls high-jump finals, and Julia Grooms who finished third in the girls pole-vault. The girls also had some strong team performances which included the girls 4x800 meter-dash team finishing first overall, and the girls 4x400 meter-dash team finishing second overall. 

These strong results are making the team very optimistic for the rest of their season. The team has several meets left as they build up to the State Championships and the goal for the team is to bring home a State Championship. Sophomore runner Clayton Collins said, “I think we had a solid performance all around and I’m ready to see what  we can really do.” This optimistic attitude has carried over to the coaching staff as Coach McGovern said, “I think we’re getting ready for the postseason.”