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2015 TRACK TRYOUTS – MOVED

February 12, 2015 - Author: Admin

Tryouts & practice for Outdoor Track !!!  ONGOING

Parents/student-athletes,

Due to low temperatures (below 40 degrees) expected Mon Feb 23rd,
we will look to meet with 7th – 9th grade in the SHS Cafeteria to collect
paperwork only.
Those of you that have been a part of Indoor Track/XC, do not need to
come for this, as I already have your paperwork.
However, we will look to see you on Tuesday Feb 24th …dress in layers!!

 Please make plans to meet at SHS Track:
**7th – 9th grade: Monday & Tuesday, Feb. 24th (4:30pm – 5:30pm)
**10th – 12th grade: Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 25th & 26th (4:30pm – 5:30pm)

I will have announcements made at each respective school next week. Please be prepared to, literally, “hit the ground running” the week of the 23rd, as our first meet is scheduled for the first week of March!

Respectfully,
Coach Jones

 

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Info Meeting for Track & Field!

September 23, 2014 - Author: Admin

If you are interested in running TRACK, there will be an
INFORMATIONAL MEETING in SHS cafeteria Monday, Sept. 29th at 5:30pm.

Contact Coach Jones with questions at njones@madison.k12.al.us.

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Cross Country Season is fast approaching!

July 18, 2014 - Author: Admin

It’s Not too late to be a part of the thriving SHS Cross Country Team!

We have a strong core group of student-athletes & welcome more dedicated, hard working individuals to join our growing program!

Contact Coach Jones via email if interested (njones@madison.k12.al.us).

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Time for SUMMER TRACK & FIELD!!!

May 23, 2014 - Author: Admin

Don’t let this year’s hard work end so soon!

Below is a list of Meets that athletes may choose to enter themselves in.
There are Two National Athletic organizations that host “series” type meets and several “stand alone” meets.

The two groups are the USATF (http://al.usatf.org/Home.aspx) and the AAU (http://ww3.aausports.org/).

Here is a list of some of the meets and some web sites where you can find more information.

“Stand Alone” meets.

June 21st – Alabama Sports Festival – Samford University, Birmingham
http://www.alagames.net/sport/trackandfield
June 24th thru 28th – USATF Youth Championships, Indiana

June 28th – USATF Youth/Open/Masters Championship meet, Birmingham Southern
http://tinyurl.com/nbswg2z

Alabama USATF info page – http://al.usatf.org/Home.aspx

“Series” Meets

USATF
– USATF JO Championships in Birmingham June 14th,15th  Top 8 Qualify for the July 10-13 meet
http://tinyurl.com/oh7fw5u

– USATF Region 6, Champion in Homewood, Al July 10th-13th

– USATF Nationals, Houstan TX July 21 – 27

AAU
– AAU SOuther District Qualifier – June 7th-8th, Montgomery (qualifies you for the District Meet at MTSU)
http://tinyurl.com/plfeqq3

– Regional Qualifier – MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tn July 3rd-4th (qualifies you for the Junior Olympics in Iowa)
http://tinyurl.com/otxbtne

– AAU Club Nationals, Orlando July 7th – 13th (can qualify you for the JO in Iowa)
http://tinyurl.com/pejlk4r

– 2014 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES, Des Moines, Iowa July 28th – Aug 2nd

 

These meets and organizations are not affiliated with Sparkman High or it’s track team in any way. These are simply FUN events you may wish to pursue on your own. They are all “age group” meets. This means if you are 15, you will probably ONLY be competing against other 15 and 16 year olds.

Hey, you’ve done all the training … Why not go out and see if you can pull in some medals!

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2014 State Section – Preview

April 23, 2014 - Author: Admin

We have once again reached the point in the season where we find out if all of the hours of training and effort have paid off.

For 6 Senators, their seeding says that if they can hold up under the pressure and repeat their PR, if luck doesn’t suddenly turn against them and if their competitors don’t suddenly have a breakthrough meet … they should earn a place in the State Track Meet.

One of the beautiful things about this sport though, is that ANY athlete could suddenly find it within themselves to drop those extra seconds, to jump a foot farther, to put it ALL into a throw that goes 3 feet farther then they have ever thrown before. For many athletes, it can all suddenly “come together” in one meet and they will move up to the next level.
This weekend could be that meet!

For the Girls –

Jr- Kai Perkins is seeded 2nd in the Discus having bettered her PR this year to 105′-3″. Kai, who has been throwing the Discus since 2011, qualified for State in this event last year and turning in a solid performance this weekend should earn her a trip back.

Jr- Kelsey Johnson is a threat to qualify for State in TWO events but it won’t be an easy task.
In the 100m Hurdles, Kelsey is seeded 5th, the last qualifying spot. Her PR is only .05 seconds ahead of the 6th seeded girl, however Kelsey is only .17 seconds behind 4th. So the difference of one step could assure her a spot or see her miss out!
In the Triple Jump Kelsey is seeded 8th, 2 spots outside qualifying. However, if she can add just 8″ to her PR she could find herself earning a spot to State!

Gabrielle Griner may be just a Freshman, but she is tied as the best Freshman in the state and has two previous years of experience at the State Track meet! With a PR earlier this season of 10′, she is seeded 2nd in the Girls Pole Vault. She can’t afford any bad luck though as the competition is hot on her heals and anything less than her best could put her in a bad spot.

Then there are the new girls.

8th grader Lauryn Hall has suddenly sprinted onto the 100m dash scene in a BIG way! Her PR performance last weekend has her seeded in the 4th qualifying spot.
The 100m is an amazingly tight race though, just a half second is between the first and 8th place seeded girls in this race. If you don’t anticipate the starting gun correctly or even if you breath wrong in the 12.5 seconds that it takes to run this race … you could be out of a qualifying spot! Lauryn is fast but will lack of experience prove a factor?

Freshman Katelyn Ellif has just taken up the Javelin this season but her PR throw of 86-7 has her seeded just 2 inches behind the 5th place qualifier. If any of the girls ahead of her falter or if she rises to the occasion, Katelyn could earn herself her first trip to State!

For the Boys –

Sr- Anthony Parameswaran has been a force to be reckoned with in the distance runs this year but he may have to step up his game to assure himself a trip to State.
In the 3200m he is seeded fairly comfortably in 4th. In the 1600m he is also seeded 4th but the 5th seeded runner is less than a second behind him and the 6th seeded runner is just 4 seconds behind that. Anthony should qualify in these races but he can’t have bad race.
In the 800m Anthony is currently seeded outside of qualifying, in the 7th position. However, he is less than 1.5 seconds behind the 5th seed! If he can dig deep and find that extra second and a half he could be a triple event qualifier!

Jr- Rob Russell has really asserted himself on the Pole Vaulting scene. Rob only took up this event last year, finishing that season with a PR of 10-6 and failing to qualify for State. THIS year, Rob has set the SHS record in this event at 13 feet and is the TOP SEED in our district! Rob shows a lot of confidence with his vault which is good, as our district is crowded with PoleVault talent. The top 8 seeds ALL have jumps of 12′ or better. To qualify for State from our District, a vaulter will almost certainly have to clear 12-6 and do that with no misses.
Rob looks good for a qualifying spot but he will have to be spot on!

Other outside possibilities include 10th grader, Bailey Herfurth.
Bailey’s PR in the 1600m is just .3 seconds outside the 8th seeded runner and only 6 seconds outside of the 5th qualifying spot! Improving your PR by 6 seconds in one meet is quite a challenge but Bailey did that in his last meet! Can he do it again?

9th grader Jake Russell might also rise to the occasion.
Jake’s PR in the 800m run is less then one second behind his team mate Anthony!
If he could shave off that 2.5 seconds it could be Jake that finds himself with an invitation to the big show!

Apart from the ultimate prize of getting pass to the State Meet, this is a regular Track Meet and ALL of our Senator Varsity Track and Field athletes will be competing for points, medals and P.Rs. The action is at James Clemens HS and begins this Friday at 9am and then picks up again Saturday morning at 8am!

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JV#3 – Scottsboro

March 17, 2014 - Author: Admin

Our next JV meet is 5pm, Tuesday March 18th, in Scottsboro.
In the football stadium (Next to Collins Intermediate School). The address is 102 Legion Dr.Scottsboro, AL 35768

From Harvest, take Highway 72 East into Scottsboro
Take Scottsboro Broad St. Exit
Turn LEFT off of ramp
LEFT after 1st Traffic Light at Collins Intermediate School (Stadium/Track off
of school parking lot)

IT WILL GET COLD AFTER THE SUN SETS! Bring appropriate coats/blankets.

Students are to follow same dismissal procedures as last week:

* S9 – 2:30 departure (Those at SHS 4th block are to leave class by 2:20 to
board bus at S9)
* SMS – 2:40 departure
* MMS – 2:50 departure

Pick up at S9 for those student-athletes riding the bus back from the meet.

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2014 AHSAA Indoor Track Championships!

January 29, 2014 - Author: Admin

Due to the resent winter weather, The AHSAA State Indoor Track meet HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for Mon & Tues Feb 3rd& 4th.

This year Sparkman has four athletes representing us at that meet.

For the Girl’s –
Junior Kelsey Johnson will be competing in the 60 METER HURDLES and the TRIPLE JUMP. Her PR time of 11.07 in the hurdles is .48 seconds off of the school record but she will have to shave yet another half second off of that to break into the top 10 in this highly competitive event.
Kelsey DOES own the Sparkman School Record, in the Girl’s Triple Jump with a mark of 30′-1″ , a mark that is good enough to have her seeded 15th! To break into the top 10 in this event she will probably need to improve by a foot and a half but we think she can do it.

Freshman, Gabrielle Griner will be competing in the POLEVAULT.
Her indoor mark of 8′-6″ has her seeded 10th in this event but that mark is a foot under her Sparkman, Girl’s Outdoor Record mark of 9′-6″ which she set at the end of last season. If she can find a way to equal that mark indoors she could very well finish in the points!

For the Boys –
Junior, Rob Russell will be competing in the POLEVAULT.
His current PR mark of 11′ has him seeded in 19th. The distance between him and a points finish, is a crowded 1.5 feet but Rob has recently purchased a new pole and in practice has shown that this, School Record tying height, is within his reach.

and Freshman Jake Russell will be taking on the 800 METERS, 1600 METERS and the HIGH JUMP!
Jake currently holds the school record in the indoor 800 meters and is poised to own the record for the other two events. He is within 1 second of 1600m record and just 2 inches below Sparkman’s High Jump record.

Good luck and LET’S GO SENATORS!

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