Ad Spot

Falkville boys win 1A-4A state title in indoor track

By Staff
Staff Reports, Hartselle Enquirer
The Falkville boys track team finished in first place in Class 1A-4A at the 2007 Alabama indoor track championships in Priceville's Celebration Arena last weekend, while the Lady Blue Devils finished in second place.
It was Falkville's first-ever state championship, which the Blue Devils won in dominating fashion, scoring 54 points more than second-place Altamont. Falkville led 38-14 after the first day of competition Friday.
Cody Sewell was the meet's Class 1A-4A most valuable performer, after finishing first in the 55-meter hurdles (8.19 seconds) and second in the long jump and high jump. Also finishing with first-place individual finishes for Falkville were Jace Wilemon, who was the winner of the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 3.38 seconds, and Stephen Lindsey, who won the high jump with a distance of 6 feet, 2 inches.
Shane Edge had two second-place finishes in individual events – he took the silver medal in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run. Wilemon finished third in the 400-meter dash and Josh Henderson finished in fourth in the pole vault.
Also scoring points in individual events for Falkville were Justin Blanchard (fifth in 3,200-meter run), Lindsey (fifth in long jump) and Henderson (sixth in 55-meter hurdles).
Priceville's Lonny Sutton had the Bulldogs' highest individual finish, taking second place in the 55-meter hurdles.
The Blue Devils won the 3,200-meter relay with the team of Edge, Wilemon, Cory Hill and Justin Blanchard. Falkville's 1,600-meter relay team of Edge, Wilemon, Shane Ellis and Jonathan McNatt finished in second place.
The Lady Blue Devils finished with 43.5 points, second to first-place Altamont's 115. Krystal Gibbs won the 800-meter run and finished second in the 400-meter dash. Paige McCarley took third in the high jump.
Priceville's Mary Atchley was the highest finisher for the Lady Bulldogs after taking second in the shot put. Priceville's Meagan Harper finished fifth in the same event.
Falkville also had all three relay teams finish in third place.
Those teams were the 1,600-meter relay team of Stephanie Koerber, Emily Robbins, Grace Wilhite and Nichole Lee and the 3,200-meter relay team of Koerber, Gibbs, Robbins and Celese Sharbutt. The 800-meter relay team also had a third place finish.
The championship for Falkville comes at an opportune time, as the future of indoor track in Alabama is in doubt. The sport has been held in the state for 41 years, but the Alabama High School Athletic Association's central board recently voted to discontinue indoor track unless the sport can find an alternate facility to Celebration Arena.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

At a Glance

‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

At a Glance

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

News

HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

News

Lovely landscape

News

Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

News

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

News

Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

News

Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

MULTIMEDIA-FRONT PAGE

Stadthagen supports

News

SALUTE

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

News

Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

x