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2016 Track & Field Schedule

2016 Sparkman High School Varsity Outdoor Track & Field Schedule

Date       Meet                                                                          Location
2/27      James Clemens Early Bird Battle Royal           Madison, AL
3/5        Redcoat Invitational                                             Madison, AL
3/12      Huntsville Panther Invitational                          Huntsville, AL
3/19      James Clemens Invitational                                Madison, AL
3/26     Early Bird Championship Track Meet               Murfreesboro, TN
4/2       Scottsboro Invitational (Varsity/JV)                  Scottsboro, AL
4/4–4/5    HSV Metro Championships                          Madison, AL
4/16     Big Cat Invitational                                               Huntsville, AL
4/22    Hewitt-Trussville Invitational                             Trussville, AL

4/29 – 4/30  Sectional Meet                                             Madison, AL
5/5 – 5/7  State Championship Meet                              Gulf Shores, AL

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Our State Qualifiers!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Sparkman qualifiers for this year’s State Indoor Track Meet!
For the Girls –

Soph- Lauryn Hall and Alessea Rice in the 60m dash
Soph- Zariah Trammell in the 400m
Jr- Hailey Brown in the 800m AND the 1600m
Soph- Makayla Tomaino in the 1600m
Jr- Gabrielle Griner in the Pole Vault.
and our Girls 4x200m Relay team of Soph- Lauryn Hall, Sr- Brela Bradley, Soph- Zariah Trammell and Alessea Rice

For the Boys –

Soph- Jackie Gibson and Fresh- Amerrit Pettus in the 60m dash
Soph-Justin Walker in the 60m Hurdles
Fresh- Hanif AND Shafi Muhammad in the 400m
Jr- Jake Russell in the 800m AND the 1600m
Sr- Bailey Herfurth in the 800m
Sr- Seth Graham in the 1600m AND 3200m
Jr- Daryl Bowden Jr. in both the Long Jump AND the Triple Jump
Our Boys 4x200m Relay Team of Fresh- Hanif Muhammad, Amerrit Pettus, Soph- Jackie Gibson, Justin Walker , Jr- Daryl Bowden Jr.
and our Boys 4x800m team of Fresh- Shafi Muhammad, Sr- Bailey Herfurth, Jr- Jacob Russell, Sr- Seth Graham

Time To Purchase Your Team Wear

The BSN Team Shop is officially open to purchase SHS Team apparel!
To access the website enter: and enter the access code: senato4TD.
As noted in your signed “Participation Agreement” some items are mandatory. However, additional items are available in the Team Shop. A portion of each item purchased through the BSN Team Shop goes back into our Track & Field program!

The Outdoor Track &  Field Team Shop for Sparkman High School is scheduled to close on February 19,  2016, so place your order now.
(NOTE – deadline has been extended to the 19th)

New Records set at 2015 Holiday Invitational

Congratulations to our SHS Indoor Track athletes who set 6 NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORDS in last Saturday’s “Holiday Invitational!

Jr. Hailey Brown decided to re-write the Sparkman Indoor Record Book in a big way.
Hailey is the NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD holder in both the Girls 1600m AND the 3200m race. Her time of 5:52.36 in the 1600m beat the old record by nearly 18 seconds!
In the Girls 3200m, her time of 13:30.05 beat, by more than 28 seconds, the previous SHS Indoor record set by Tiffany Davis. Tiffany’s mark had stood since 2001 !

Of note is Freshman Lauryn Hall who came within 2 hundredths of a second of breaking her own NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD in the prelims of the 60m Dash! She finished 9th, just outside the points in a field of 177 girls!

In the Mens 3200m, Freshman John-David Ray set the NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD at
11:08.32 beating by .15 hundredths of a second, the record set last seasons by Sr. Bailey Herfurth !

Freshman Shafi Muhammad set a NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD for the 400m with a time of 55.04 seconds. This beat Samuel Gideon’s record set last year, by .17 hundredths of a second!

In the Mens 4x200m relay our Relay Team smashed the previous record by over 10 seconds with a NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD time of 1:40.99.

In the Mens 800m run, Sr. Bailey Herfurth set a NEW SPARKMAN INDOOR RECORD with a time of 2:03.10
This beats the record set last season by Jake Russell. Bailey scored points for our Boys team by finishing in 4th place out of the 172 competitors in that race.

Of note – In the Mens 60m Dash, Soph. Jackie Gibson came within 4 tenths of a second of breaking the current SHS Indoor record of 7.30 seconds. That record was set in 2012 by Josh Hayes

Great job Senators!

Record Result at the Regional Qualifier!

Congratulations to all of our Sparkman Cross Country Team runners on their performances in the Regional Qualifying meet.

We had individual State Qualifiers, A NEW SPARKMAN BOYS RECORD, a Boys Team finish of 3rd and for the first time in 16 years … our Sparkman Boys qualified a TEAM for State!

For the girls, Junior Hailey Brown not only PR’d in the 5k, she made the “All Section Team” and individually qualified to compete at State!!!
Also setting new “personal record” times in the 5k were, Soph. Makayla Tomaino, 7th grader Baily Wallace and Sr. Kaitlyn Williams.

For the Boys team It was Senior Seth Graham leading the way! Seth took an Individual 2nd PLACE, made the “All Section Team” and set a NEW SPARKMAN BOYS RECORD in the 5k distance! That’s the way to leave your mark as a Senior!

Also making the “All Section Team” was Jr. Harrison Miller who finished 10th with a new PR time!

We had another 4 Senators finish with PR times in the 5k Distance.
These were – Sr. Bailey Herfurth, Soph. Jake Maier, Fresh. Shafi Muhammad and Monrovia Middle 7th grader Austin Al-Dajaili.

Our State Qualifying Team was made up of – Seth Graham, Harrison Miller, Jake Russell, Bailey Herfurth, John-David Ray, Shafi Muhammad and Jake Maier.

While we have had several, State Qualifying runners over the past few years, to qualify as a team you must have at least 5, top point scoring runners in the event. We had 5 PLUS two more alternates.

It’s been a GREAT season for all our CC runners and we look foreword to seeing our Senators compete at STATE!

The Team Motto: I don’t stop when I’m tired, I quit when I’m done!! GO SENATORS!!

St. Bernard’s Oktoberfest Invitational

(shared from Facebook)

 On Saturday the Senator’s Cross Country team competed in the St. Bernard’s Oktoberfest Invitational in Cullman.

Though the course was the same as in the past, the race directors reversed the direction putting tougher hills towards the end of the race. But that didn’t stop many of our runners from shaving up to three minutes off their times from last year.

The Varsity Boys team finished an amazing third out of 18 teams to bring home another trophy. Placing in the 5K event were Seniors Seth Graham (8th), Bailey Herfurth (22nd) and Junior Jake Russell (9th). Setting PRs for the distance were Sophomores Jake Maier and Chris Meininger.

The Varsity Girl placers were Junior Hailey Brown (19th) and Sophomore Makayla Tomaino (23rd), both girls cutting about two minutes off their time from last year.

The Junior Varsity Boys finished fourth out of eight teams. Placing in the 2 mile event where Freshmen Kyler Waters (13th) and Hanif Muhammad (20th), who set a Personal Record for the distance.

Junior Varsity Girls finished fifth out of eight teams with two runners placing, Freshman Mary Frances Burch (4th) and MMS 8th grader Elisha Jones (9th). The team is looking forward to the final meets of season leading up to State Qualifying.

Come out Tuesday afternoon to John Hunt Park to cheer on the team, first race is at 3:00.

UAH Mud Run!

The Senator’s Cross Country team competed Tuesday in the Randolph Cross Country Classic at UAH. This meet is a favorite of runners and is called the “mud run”. Again Sparkman had some great times with 16 runners setting person records and six placing for awards.
–The JV boys team place FIFTH out of 21 teams with Freshman John-David Ray leading the way with a PR and fourth place finish, Freshman Shafi Muhammad placed 13th also setting a PR for the distance. Other PRs were set by Freshman Hanif Muhammad and Riley Edwards and MMS 8th graders Hayden Miller and Ryan Wilson.

JV girls place SEVENTH overall of 19 teams, led by 15th place Freshman Mary-Frances Burch.

–The Varsity boys, finishing FIFTH of 21 teams, and saw Senior Seth Graham taking home sixth place while Junior Jake Russell placed eighth both with new PRs for the distance. Also setting PRs for Varsity boys were Seniors Bailey Herfurth and Alex Walker, Sophomores Elijah Vargas, Jake Maier, Zack Brooks and Freshman Tyler Dixon.

Varsity girls were led by Junior Hailey Brown in 13th giving her a new PR. Sophomore Makayla Tomaino also recorded a new PR at the event. Congrats Senators on a job well done!!!

(article shared from Facebook)