State track and field results

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 9, 2006

More than 70 Shelby County athletes competed in the AHSAA State Track and Field Championships this past week at Heardmont Park.

The top eight finishers in each event were awarded points for their finish at the meet. Here are the local athletes who scored for their teams:

Class 6A

Oak Mountain&8217;s Ross Laporte helped pace teammate Taylor Crane for the first 1,000 meters of the 1600-meter run on Friday. Laporte finished sixth in the event with a time of 4:23.90.

Spain Park&8217;s Sean Brown followed close behind Crane in the 3200-meter run, finishing fifth with a time of 9:39.61. Brown also competed in the 1600-meter run, finishing 10th with a time of 4:28.37.

The Jaguars&8217; Adam Mims and William Green had a successful meet in the field events, with Mims placing third in the long jump and sixth in the triple jump. Mims finished with distances of 21 feet, 10 inches and 44 feet, two-and-one-half inches in those events, respectively. Green finished third in the high jump, clearing a height of six feet, four inches, and also finished 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, three-quarter inches.

Oak Mountain&8217;s Zac Epperson finished in seventh place in the pole vault, clearing a height of 13 feet, six inches.

Spain Park&8217;s Ryan Bell finished third in the discus throw and fourth in the shot put with distances of 164 feet, 11 inches and 51 feet, four-and-one-quarter inches, respectively. Bell&8217;s teammate, Trevor Denkers finished sixth in the javelin throw with a distance of 154 feet, five inches.

The Oak Mountain boys&8217; 4×800-meter relay team finished fourth in the meet with a time 0f 7:57.83.

In 6A girls&8217; competition, Oak Mountain&8217;s Marissa Brokaw finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.83 while teammate Sarah Bond finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.92 seconds.

The Lady Eagles&8217; Sarah Richardson cleared five feet, two inches in the high jump to finish fourth while teammate Nicole Kelly finished seventh in the javelin throw with a distance of 104 feet, two inches.

Spain Park&8217;s Katie Quinn finished fifth in the pole vault, clearing a height of nine feet, six inches.

Oak Mountain&8217;s 4×400-meter relay team finished fourth in the event with a time of 4:01.01 while the Lady Eagles&8217; 4×800-meter relay finished second with a time of 9:33.85.

Class 5A

Briarwood Christian&8217;s Tyler Till finished eighth in the 800-meter run for the Lions with a time of 2:03.26 while teammate Riley White finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.97 seconds.

Briarwood&8217;s 4×400-meter boys&8217; relay team took sixth place with a time of 3:28.20 while the Lions&8217; 4×800-meter squad finished fifth with a time of 8:36.25.

In girls&8217; competition, the Briarwood Lady Lions&8217; 4×800-meter relay squad finished fourth in their event with a time of 10:07.54.

Class 4A

Montevallo&8217;s Patrick Gilmore finished sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.47 seconds while teammate Phillip Evans finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.57 seconds.

Class 2A

Calera&8217;s Chris Cunningham finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.68 seconds while teammate Earl Haynes finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.44 seconds.

Vincent&8217;s Josh Wallace finished eight in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 18.87 seconds while teammate Eric Arrowood finished fifth in the boys&8217; shot put with a distance of 40 feet, eight and one-half inches.

Calera&8217;s Nick Cannady and C.J. Cohill finished sixth and seventh in the event, respectively, with throws of 39 feet, 10 and one-quarter inches and 38 feet, five and one-quarter inches