OMHS places first at Vestavia

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Oak Mountain High School&8217;s girls track and field team captured first place for the second-consecutive week, earning 99 points in Saturday&8217;s King of the Mountain meet at Vestavia Hills.

The Lady Eagles took first place in four events, including Sarah Bond in the 300 meter hurdles, Marissa Brokaw in the 800 meter run, Mary Grace DeCastra in pole vault, and a 4×400 meter relay win.

Head coach Marty Springfield hopes the first place finish last week at Hoover and this week is a hint at what&8217;s to come this season.

&8220;The girls really should have a chance to win most meets we go to in Alabama. At this point the only team that’s probbaly a little bit better is Mountain Brook, and we’re getting close to them. There’s really no event that we don’t have someone who can place,&8221; he said.

Brokaw was responsible for 20-21 of the Lady Eagles&8217; 99 points, almost single-handedly creating the difference between OMHS and Scotsboro&8217;s 69.5 points.

Pelham&8217;s Sarah Sharman placed first in the high jump with a height of five-feet, four inches.

Both teams will compete in Thursday&8217;s Pelham Speed Meet at Heardmont Park.