MBHS Competes In The Indoor Track State Championship

Davis Lee

Davis Lee competes in the 400 Meter Dash

Jack Earnhardt, Opinions Editor

On Saturday, February 5, the Mountain Brook boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the Alabama 6A Indoor Track State Championships. The Spartans boys' team placed fourth overall in the meet and the girls' team placed second overall. 

The boys had several top finishers, including junior Davis Lee who finished third overall in the 400m and Max Baltz who finished second overall in the High Jump finals. 

The boy’s 4x400m relay team finished second overall and the boy’s 4x800m relay team finished 3rd overall. 

“The team did awesome on stage. We had several performances that blew away all expectations. It’s truly amazing how far we have come as a team over the past season,” junior Max Kuehnart said.

The girls had multiple high-ranking performances across a variety of events. Junior runner Reagan Riley finished first overall in the 1600m and the 3200m dash. Riley also finished second in the 800m dash. Junior runner Clark Stewart gave a strong performance, finishing second overall in the 1600m and 3200m dashes, and sophomore Lucy Benton finished 3rd overall in the girls' 800 meter dash. In field events, senior Camille Gillum finished third overall in the girls high jump finals. 

The girls also had a strong performance in the team events, which featured the girls' team finishing first overall in the 4x800 meter relay and the 4x1600 meter relay. 

”Two top five finishes is a fantastic job by our athletes . . . we hope we can carry on from indoor and maybe add a few more events which will help push us over the top for outdoor,” Track team Head Coach Michael McGovern said.

As the season switches from indoor to outdoor, there is an optimistic feel amongst the runners, “we hope to build on our strong performance as we go into the outdoor season. Our close finish gives us more inspiration to work harder as we approach the outdoor state championships,” Girls Junior Runner Grace Vaughn stated.