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A NEW Sparkman RECORD!

On Saturday, Sparkman’s Cross Country Team competed in the Chickasaw Trails Invitational, the largest meet the team participates in during the season with 100 teams registered.

While many of our runners saw NEW PR’s, the highlite would be the 2nd PLACESHS RECORD of Fresh John David Ray in the JV Boys 2.1 mile race!  John David ran an 11:14.7 in that race. Fresh Shafi Muhammad finished 14th and 7th grader Austin Al’Dijaili came in 28th.
Varsity Boy’s saw Jr Jake Russell placing with a 28th place finish.

Setting new personal records for the meet included Varsity Girls Jr Hailey Brown, Kirby Brown and Megan Mullins and Varsity Boys Jr Jake Russell; Soph Jake Maier and Liam Nelson.
Junior Varsity Boys setting new PRs were Fresh John David Ray, Riley Edwards, Hayden Miller and Kyler Waters along with 8th graders Ryan Wilson and Isaac Thomas.

Another Win for Sparkman Cross Country!

The Sparkman XC Team continued to shine with their STRONG performance at the Warriors Invitational  in Florence.

Varsity Boys finished in 1st PLACE led by Sr. Seth Graham who scored an individual 1st PLACE FINISH.
Jr. Jake​ R​ussell was hot on Seth’s heals with a 5th place finish and finishing just outside the top 10, in a field of 150 runners, was Jr. Harrison Miller in 11th and Sr. Bailey Herfurth in 12th.

JV Boys were also showing their strength with a 2nd Place Finish!
Sparkman was again represented strongly in the top finishers with (7th) Austin Al-Dijaili finishing in 3rd Place! Less than 6 seconds behind him on this 3200m course was Fresh. Shafi Muhammad who earned himself 4th Place. Rounding out the top 10 was Fresh. Isaiah Vasquez and not far behind him was (8th) Omar Myers in 12th.

Our Varsity Girls finished with a team, 8th place with our top finisher being Jr. Hailey Brown followed Soph. Makayla Tomaino  just 6 seconds behind her!

Fresh. Mary-Frances Burch lead the way for the JV Girls 5th place finish, with a very strong, individual 4th place finish. Scoring her first Top Ten finish was (8th) Elisha Jones who finished 8th.


Senators score WINS at the Shea Memorial Invitational

First XC meet today at Sharon Johnston Park and the Senators came out to win.

In team awards, both the Varsity and JV boys teams brought home first place, while the Varsity girls finished 6th and the JV girls finished 2nd.

Medal winners were:
Boys VarsitySr. Seth Graham, Jr. Jake​ R​ussell, Jr. Harrison Miller.
Girls VarsityJr. Hailey Brown, Soph. Makayla Tomaino.
Boys JV – 7th grade Austin Al-Dijaili, 8th grade Omar Myers, Fresh. Isaiah Vasquez.
Girls JV –  Fresh. Mary-Frances Burch (1st place).

2015 Senator CC Teams at Shea Memorial Invitational 8-29-2015

2015 CC Schedule!

Aug 29th Francis L. Shea VFW. Memorial Invitational , Sharon Johnson Park, New Market, AL

Sept. 5th Good Hope Invitational – Good Hope High School, Cullman, Al
—– 12th Chicksaw Trail Inv. – Oakville Indian Mounds, Oakville, AL
—– 15th Randolph Country Classic (UAH Mud Run) – UAH
—– 19th Scottsboro Inv. – John R. Esslinger Trail of Champions, Scottsboro HS
—– 26th Bob Jones Inv. – Bob Jones HS, Madison, Al

Oct. 17th St. Bernard Oktoberfest Inv. – Cullman, Al
—– 20th Metro Area Championships, – John Hunt Park, Hsv, Al
—– 22nd Athens Bible’s Inv. , Athens Sportsplex, Athens Alabama.
—– 24th James Clemens Last Chance Inv.,-  Palmer Park, Madison, AL

Nov. 5th  State Qualifying Meet
—– 14th  State Track Meet,  – Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Oakville, AL

2015 State 7A Track Meet

The State Track meet is over and while we have a list of results, that list doesn’t really tell the story of the dramas that unfolded.

Fresh. Lauryn Hall was our top finisher and points scorer, bringing home the BRONZE MEDAL for Sparkman in the 200m dash! She did so in the NEW PR time of 25.48 sec.

In the Boys Pole vault, Sr. Rob Russell finish in the points with a tie for 5th. He also tied his SHS record for the event with a jump of 14 feet!

Our Boys 4x800m team  (Soph. Jake​ R​ussell; Jr. Bailey Herfurth; 8th Shafi Muhammad ; Jr. Seth Graham) also scored points with their 8th place finish!

Soph. Gabrielle Griner tied for 10th in the Pole Vault with a height of 9’6″

Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson finished 10th in the 100H and 12th in the 300H finals – both in new PR times!

8th grader Charles Lewis finished 12th in the 200m, just 1/2 a second behind the school record.

Sr. Kai Perkins recovering from a back injury suffered just before the Section Meet, finished 13th in the discus with a throw of 95′

In the 800m – Soph. Jake​ R​ussell finished 13th and Jr. Bailey Herfurth finished 18th – both in new PR times!

Alessea Rice finished 16th in the 100m with a new PR time of 12.98.

Our Boys 4x400m team( (8th)Charles Lewis, (Sr) William Otey,  (10th) Chase Parker, (9th) Xavier Long) were really fast but finished 18th due to an early exchange issue.

Our Girls 4x100m team ( Fr. Lauryn Hall , Soph. Aubrey Parker , Fresh. Alessea Rice, Fresh. Chandler Robinson) finished 4th in the prelims (49:18 Season best) but had a violent mishap in the finals. Fresh. Chandler Robinson was tripped up by another competitor, fell and broke her wrist, yet STILL she finished her leg of the race! In the frustration that resulted though, our young team was DQ’d.

As you can see, a lot of stories here but  all in all one of Sparkman’s best, team showings since 2009 !

2015 7A-Section 4 State Qualifier Meet!

State Track & Field, Section Qualifying is over and our SHS Senators had a great meet!
We set 2 NEW SCHOOL RECORDS and came within .01 seconds of two others.
We had 2 relay teams make it to the medals podium and 6 individual medalists including THREE SECTION CHAMPIONS!

Here are you 2015 State Qualifiers
– Girls 4x100m  Team – with a 2nd PLACE finish!
– Boys 4x100m Team – 5th place finish, just 1/100th behind the school record!
– Boys 4x400m – also finishing 5th, .15 of a second behind the School Record.
– Boys 4x800m Team – finishing 2nd and in a NEW SCHOOL RECORD time!

– New Section CHAMPION, Sr. Kia Perkins, with a throw of 103′ 2″ in the Girls Discus.
– New Section CHAMPION, Sr. Rob Russell, with a SCHOOL RECORD jump of 14′ in the Boys Polevault. This is also now the new TRACK RECORD at the James Clemens Facility!
– New Section Champion, Fr. Lauryn Hall, with a 25.86 in the Girls 200m Dash.
– Girls 100m Dash – Fr. Lauryn Hall, 2ND PLACE
– Girls Pole Vault – Soph. Gabrielle Griner, 2ND PLACE
– Boys 200m – 8th Charles Lewis, 3RD PLACE
– Boys 800m – Jr. Bailey Herfurth, 3RD PLACE
– Girls 100 Hurdles – Sr. Kelsey Johnson, 4th place
– Girls 100m – Fr. Alessea Rice, 4th place
– Boys 800m – Soph. Jake Russell, 4th place
– Girls Javeline – Soph. Katelyn Elliff, 5th

Making it on wildcard entries …
– Girls Long Jump – Fr. Lauryn Hall, 6th
– Girls 300 Hurdles – Sr. Kelsey Johnson, 6th

Competition at State begins this Thursday at n00n.
Great Going Senators!
Good luck at State!!!

2015 – Big Cat Invitational

It was the LAST meet of the regular season and our Sparkman athletes took advantage of the weather and had a good “warm-up” for next week’s, 2 day, State Qualifying meet.

– Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson set a new Record in the girls 100m Hurdles (16.51)
– Soph.  Gabrielle Griner set a NEW Record in the Girls Pole Vault with a height of 10′ 6″
– 8th Grader, Charles Lewis actually set the NEW SHS record in the 400m at last Thursday’s JV Championship! In this meet, he came within .07 seconds of breaking it AGAIN!
… and we want to give a shout out to Fr. Lauryn Hall  who came within .12 seconds of breaking the SHS record in the 200m dash!

Congratulations to our medal winners –
– Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson took 2nd in the 100m Hurdles (SR)
– Soph. Gabrielle Griner took 2nd in the Girls Pole Vault (SR)
– Fr. Lauryn Hall finished 3rd in both the 100m and 200m dash(.12 seconds away from the SR)
– Sr. Rob Russell took 2nd in the Boys Pole Vault
– 8th grader, Charles Lewis finished 3rd in the 400m with a new PR time.
– Sr. William Otey took 3rd in the Long Jump
3rd place for the Boys 4x100m relay team of  (8th)Charles Lewis, (Sr)​William Otey,  (10th) Ch​ase Parker, (9th) Xavier Long

Also scoring points for Sparkman were –
– Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson, 5th in the 300m Hurdles (PR) and 7th in the Triple Jump
Girls 4x100m relay team, 4th place –  (9th) Lauryn Hall, (10th) Aubrey Parker, (9th) Alessea Rice,  (9th) Chandler Robinson
– Soph. Chase Parker, 8th in the Boys 100m
– Jr. Bailey Herfurth, 6th in the Boys 800m

2015 N.A. JV Championships

The 2015 JV Track Championships are in the books and two of our Senators can now claim the title of North Alabama, JV Track Champions ! (RESULTS here)

– 9th Grader  Lauryn Hall won GOLD in both the 100m dash AND the Long Jump.
– 8th grader  Charles Lewis took GOLD in the 400m Dash

Also reaching the medals podium were;
– Our 3rd place, Girls 4x100m Relay team of (9th) Lauryn Hall, (9th) Milan Hu​nt, (9th)Alessea Rice, (9th) Chandler Robinson
– 8th grader Mathew Compton took 2nd in the Boys Pole Vault
– 8th grader Shafi Muhammad took 3rd in the Boys 400m Dash
– 9th grader Justin Walker took 3rd in the Boys 110m Hurdles
– Our 3rd place, Boys 4x100m Relay Team of (8th) Charl​es Lew​is, (9th)Xavier Long,​ (8th) Han​if Muhamm​ad,  (7th) Khalil Gr​iffin,

Also scoring points for Sparkman were –
– (9th) Chandler Robinson, 5th in the Girls 200m Dash
– (7th) Samantha Griner, 5th in the Girls Polevault
– (7th) Khalil Griffin, 4th in the 400m Dash
– (8th) Shafi Muhammad, 4th in the 800m
– (7th) Jon Keiser, 5th in the Discus Throw

So how do our JV athletes match up with their peers? I’m glad you ask.

– In the 100m dash, Fresh Lauryn Hall is the Top ranked 7A Freshman & 2nd ranked over-all Freshman in the State. She is ranked 10th OVER ALL in the State in that event! In the 200m,  Lauryn is the Top ranked 7A Freshman Girl  and OVER-ALL 8th ranked 7A Girl in the State.  In the LONG JUMP, Lauryn is tied for 8th in 9th grade 7A.
– Chandler Robinson is the 5th Ranked 7A Fresh in the 200m dash and 15th ranked 7A Fr in the state.
– Samantha Griner is the TOP ranked 7th grade girl in 7A Pole Vault and tied as 2nd ranked 7th grade girl Over-All in the State.
– Our JV girls 4x100m Relay team is 3rd ranked in the State

Charl​es Lew​is is the 2nd Ranked Middle Schooler in the State 400m and TOP ranked 8th grader.
Shafi Muhammad is the 10th ranked 8th grader in State 400m, 3rd ranked in 7A. He is also 8th ranked 8th grader in state 800m and top in 7A in that event.
– Khalil Griffin is the TOP ranked 7th grader in the State 400m run.
– Justin Walker is the 13th ranked 9th grader in 7A in the 110m Hurdles.
– Mathew Compton is tied for 3rd ranked, 7th grade vaulter in the State & is the TOP ranked 7A, 7th grader.
– Jon Keiser is the 9th ranked 7th grader in State Discus & 2nd rank 7th grader in 7A. In the Pole Vault, Jon is tied for 2nd ranked 7A 7th grader and is tied as 8th ranked 7th grader in the State!
– our JV Boys 4x100m Relay Team is 3rd ranked in 7A.

Congratulations to all our hard working JV Track & Field Athletes!

2015 Bob Jones Invitational

FINALLY!!! Great weather for a track meet … and our Sparkman Athletes took advantage of it!  (RESULTS here)

We had 4 Gold medals won by 3 athletes!
A total of 15 medals were won by 10 individual athletes and the Girls 100m relay team.

We had 13 individual athletes and 2 relay teams finished in the points!

2 school records were tied and TWO NEW SHS RECORDS were set!

In the final scoring – the girls took 5th, just 3.5 points out of 4th
and the Boys took home the 3rd place trophy – just ONE POINT behind 2nd !

Congratulations to our medal winners!

     NEW Sparkman Records !

  • Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson  – ran the 100m Hurdles in 16.64sec. putting her in Milesplit’s “State Elite” standard.
  • Fr. Lauryn Hall  – ran the 100m Dash in 12.24sec. This is the 10th fastest time in the STATE this year and puts her in Milesplit’s “National Silver Elite” standings.

We had 13 other Senators finish in the points –
Fr. Lauryn Hall4th in the 200m
Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson7th in the 800m, 4th in 300m Hurdles & 4th in Triple Jump
Fresh. Tamera Austin 8th, 300m Hurdles
Soph. Katelyn Elliff7th in the Javelin
8th, Charles Lewis – got 5th in the 400m dash
Jr.Bailey Herfurth4th in the 3200m
Soph. Daryl Bo​wden 8th, High Jump
Sr. William Otey4th, Boys Long Jump
Mens 4x100m relay team – 6th

2015 Metro Championships !

This year’s Metro Championships are in the books and Sparkman can claim 2 METRO CHAMPIONS, 2 CHAMPION RELAY TEAMS, 6 Individul Medalists and 3 NEW SPARKMAN RECORDS!
(Final Results)

Congradulations to our NEW Metro Champions!

  •  Sr. Kai Perkins won the Girls Discus with a throw of 99′ 09″, this is her 4th victory this year!
  • Soph. Daryl Bowden Jr. won the Boys Triple Jump, jumping nearly a FOOT farther than the next competitor!
  • Our Girls 4x100m relay team of 1) Fr. Lauryn Hall  2) Soph. Aubrey Parker 3) Fresh. Alessea Rice 4) Fresh. Chandler Robinson won with a time of 50.03, just 1/10 of a second away from the SHS record!

Congratulations to our “day 2” medal winners!

     TWO NEW Sparkman Records !

We had 4 other Senators finish in the points –
Sr. Kelsey Joh​nson finished 7th the 100m Hurdles, 5th in the 300m Hurdles and 6th in the Triple Jump.
Soph. Elliff, Katelyn finished 7th in the Javelin, and our girls 4x100m team finished 6th.
Jr.-Bailey Herfurth got 7th in the 1600m and Soph.Jake​ R​ussell got 8th in the 1600m.