Cross Country

AHSAA Cross Country Update – Sept. 13, 2018

Photo Finish at Etowah County Trail Invitational Grabs AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 3

MONTGOMERY – The 5,000-meter championship race at the Etowah County Trail Invitational high school boys’ cross country competition held at Noccalula Falls Course near Gadsden may have been a long-distance race. However, it came down to a photo finish last week when Briarwood Christian sophomore Trent Malloy nipped senior Chance Cofield of Albertville by just 27/100ths of a second to win the individual title.
Malloy clocked 18:31.25 to beat Cofield, who crossed the finish line at 18:31.52 to share the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for week three of the AHSAA prep cross country season.
The pair beat a field that totaled just over 200 runners.  Albertville, coached by Logan Cornett, took first place with 39 points and Pleasant Valley was second with 75 points. Briarwood is coached by Aaron Margene.
   The girls’ race was won by Abby Nunnelly, a 5-foot senior for Alexandria. She crossed the finish line at 22:26.11 in another close finish to nip runner-up Maddie Jackson of Fort Payne by 25 seconds. Jackson, a freshman, clocked 22:52.71 to help the Wildcats claim the team title with 24 points. Teammates Anahi Barboza, Aylin Vega, Mollie Sanderson and Abigail Vega were close behind at third, fourth, sixth and ninth, respectively. Barboza is an eighth grader, Anahi Vega, a sophomore, and Abigail Vega and Sanderson freshmen for Coach Ashley Jackson’s team. Pleasant Valley finished second with 78 points.


In other cross country highlights reported from last week’s action:

BOYS
WILL STONE, HOMEWOOD: The Patriots senior won the large-school division title at the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational meet held at Oakville Indian Mounds Park with a winning time of 15:37.19 in the 5,000-meter race. Mountain Brook senior Hunter Harwell was second crossing the finish line at 15:50.25. Both times were the fastest of the week for Alabama prep runners.  Huntsville totaled 101 points to win the meet, one of the largest in the state annually in the regular season, that had 274 boys’ participants in the large-division race.  Vestavia Hills had 127 points to finish second out of 39 schools participating, and Homewood was third with 140.
NICK SIEDERS, UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (TN): Ran 16:52.11 to win the small-school division of the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational meet at Oakville Indian Mounds Park. He helped his school from Nashville finished second behind winner Tupelo Christian (MS), which won with 76 points. University School had 79 and St. John Paul II Catholic of Huntsville was third with 80 points. Noah Flynn of St. John Paul II was third with a time of 17:07.03. The field included 33 schools and 297 runners.
GRAHAM BIANCHI, SPRINGVILLE: Helped the Tigers win the team title at the St. Clair County Invitational at Odenville with a winning time of 17:54.94 in the race that included 99 runners. John Niiler of Northridge was second at 18:07.59. Springville had 36 points and runner-up Stanhope Elmore had 90 among the nine teams participating.
DUSTYN LEWIS, GRISSOM: Clocked 10:10.99 to win the featured 2-mile race at the Bearcat 2-Mile Meet. Carson Levario-Slaten of Hartselle finished five seconds back to take second place in the field of 95 runners. Grissom won the team title with 50 points, and Cullman was second with 62.

 

GIRLS
McKENZIE HOGUE, THOMPSON: The Warriors senior won the large-school division race of the 18th annual Chickasaw Trails Invitational at Oakville Indian Mounds Park with a winning time of 18:31.28 in the 5,000-meter race. Sophomore Presley Miles of Saint James was second with a 19:15.04 time. The race included 233 participants representing 32 schools. Mountain Brook won the team title with 78 points, and Brentwood (TN) was second with 92.
ISABELLA ROWLAND, MONTGOMERY ACADEMY: The Eagles senior ran 20:47.37 to beat the field of 202 runners in the small-school division of the 18th Chickasaw Trails Invitational at Oakville. Junior Cassidy Winter of West Limestone was second with a 20:59.10 finish. St. John Paul II Catholic won the team crown with 106 points, and Montgomery Academy was second with 120. A total of 21 teams competed in the race.
MEGHIAN McCARTHY, ASHVILLE: She was the first runner to cross the finish line, clocking 22:29.51, and the Bulldogs scored 34 points to claim the title of the St. Clair County Invitational held at Odenville. Kathleen McCARTHY was second at 23:24.41, followed by St. Clair County teammates Taylor Knight and Emma Thompson, who finished third and fourth, respectively, in the race of 45 participants. Northridge took second place with 52 points.

 


 

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For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, visit our website at encorerehab.com or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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AHSAA Cross Country Update – Sept 5, 2018

Homewood’s Will Stone Turns in Fastest 5K Time of The Season to Claim AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight

MONTGOMERY – Senior cross country runner Will Stone of Homewood High School picked up this season right where he left off in 2017. Stone clocked 15:32.85 in the Brooks/Memphis Twilight Cross Country Championships last weekend to finish second among the 402 varsity boys’ participants. Davis Bove of Centennial (TN) won the championship with a 15:24.91 time. Homewood finished eighth in the 52-team field.
Stone’s effort is the fastest 5,000-meter time of any AHSAA runner this season and earned him the AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for the past week. Last year’s boys’ state prep runner of the year clocked 15:46.2 to win the Class 6A state championship boys’ individual title and run the state’s fast time (15:22.32) in 2017 at the Jesse Owens Classic. Just two weeks into the season he has bettered his state championship time by 14 seconds and is just 10 seconds behind his best time of last season.
Homewood, coached by Josh Donaldson, finished sixth in the girls’ competition at Memphis with Patriots junior Lainey Phelps finishing fourth in the varsity girls’ division clocking 18:50.76 – 12 seconds off the winning pace of Henry County (TN) runner Dinah Winders. The girls’ race included 43 schools and 344 runners.
In other top performances reported from last week’s action:

BOYS
SAM MOULTRIE, GUNTERSVILLE: The junior won the Gold Division at the second annual Huntsville Panther Prowl Cross Country Invitational 5,000-meter race clocking 16:25.57. Runner-up Hayden Judge of Scottsboro ran a 16:32.07 time. Huntsville captured the team title with 32 points.
JACOB WARNER, SPAIN PARK: Captured first place in the 12th annual Waffle House/Yellow Jacket Invitational at Choccolocca Park with a winning time of 16:39.92. Oak Mountain’s duo of Hansen McCown and Josh Barrett finished 2-3 with times of 17:05.26 and 17:07.88 in the field 216 runners. The Eagles won the team competition with 28 points. Southside-Gadsden was second with 83.
MYLES STOOTS, FAITH ACADEMY: Finished third in the Mobile Challenge of Champions Cross Country Championships with a time of 16:47.45. He was five seconds off the pace of Brother Martin runner Cade Litolff (16:42.54). Brother Martin of New Orleans won the team title with 60 points and Baker was second with 74. A total of 75 runners participated.
STEELE JOINER, LAWRENCE COUNTY: The Red Devils’ freshman turned in a 16:58.42 time to beat the 139-runner field in the 4A/7A division race at the Brooks Invitational at Florence’s McFarland Park. Raleigh Stamps of Rogers was second at 17:04.01.
CARSON GRAVES, HATTON: The freshman won the 1A/3A boys’ race at the Brooks Invitational at Florence’s McFarland Park running 17:23.24 to finish first. Lauderdale County’s Colby Corum, a sophomore, was second with a 17:34.92 time.
JOSEPH PERRY, UMS-WRIGHT: Clocked 17:23.53 to finish first in the field of 226 runners competing in the Open Division of the Mobile Challenge of Champions event at Mobile. St. Paul’s Episcopal, led by runner-up John Michael Romanos, placed four runners in a row behind Perryto win the team title with 24 points. Romanos crossed the finish line at 17:31.84.
GRAHAM BIANCHI, SPRINGVILLE: Ran 17:54.94 to win the St. Clair County Invitational race championship as the Tigers won the team title with 36 points. Teammate Peyton Young was third.
HUNTER HARWELL, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Won the featured two-mile race at the Warrior Challenge at Alabaster’s Veterans Park with a winning time of 10:21.78. Thompson’s Jace Jones was second at 10:29.77. Mountain Brook won the team title with 30 points. The race had a field of 143 runners. Harwell’s time was the fastest two-mile performance of the season in the AHSAA thus far in 2018.


GIRLS
MILES PRESLEY, SAINT JAMES: Captured first place for the second straight week in a major event with a winning time of 18:23.81 in the girls’ division of the 12th annual Waffle House/Yellow Jacket Invitational at Choccolocca Park. Spain Park’s Mackenzie Culpepper was second at 20:05.13. Fort Payne posted 38 points and Oak Mountain 46 to finish 1-2 among the 14 teams and 153 runners participating.
BAILEY LANSDOWN, FAITH ACADEMY: Finished second to Brooklyn Biancamano of Long Beach (MS) High School in the Mobile Challenge of Champions Invitational division. Lansdown posted a time of 19:56.23 in the field of 67 runners. Biancamano won with an 18:42.62 time.Leslie Baxter of Baker was fourth to help the Hornets win the team title with 49 points.
ABBEY WEITENBECK, HUNTSVILLE: Clocked 20:13.98 to finish second in the second annual Huntsville Panther Prowl Invitational cross country race at Sharon Johnson Park. Sadie Cook of Independence (TN)   was first in the field of 77 runners in the Gold Division at 19:39.96. Independence won the team title with 44 points and Scottsboro was second with 72.
SAVANNAH WILLIAMS, LAWRENCE COUNTY: The Red Devils’ eighth grader beat the field of 79 runners at the Brooks Invitational at Florence’s McFarland Park with a time of 19:55.47. Teammate Emily Daniel was second at 20:03.95.
KASEY EZEKIEL, COLBERT HEIGHTS: The junior runner won the Brooks Invitational 1A/3A title clocking 22:06.97 in the field of 58 runners. Ally Amerson of Hatton was second at 22:15.17.
ABIGAIL SADLER, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Won the Mobile Challenge of Champions Open Division race with a time of 22:28.45. Mary Montgomery finished first with 64 points to beat the field of 14 teams and 131 runners that participated in the Open race.
MEGHAN McCARTHY, ASHVILLE: Finished first in the St. Clair County Invitational with a winning time of 22:29.51. Teammates Kathleen McCarthy, Taylor Knight and Emma Thompson crossed at 2-3-4 as the Bulldogs won the team title with 34 points. Northridge was second with 52.
AMARIS TYYNISMAA, MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC: Won the two-mile race at the Warrior Challenge at Alabaster with a winning time of 11:55.52. Thompson’s McKenzie Hogue was second clocking 12:04.95. Mountain Brook won the team title with 30 points, and Montgomery Catholic was second with 44. A total of 125 runners competed in the featured race at Veterans Park.


Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine for the Alabama High School Athletic Association and numerous High Schools and Colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, visit our website at encorerehab.com or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.



 

AHSAA Cross Country Update- August 29, 2018

MONTGOMERY – Saint James sophomore runner Presley Miles clocked 18:25.15 at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta girls’ cross country championships last weekend to win the event – and captured the AHSAA Spotlight for the first week of the 2018 cross country season.
Miles turned in the best time of the first week’s competition to take first place in the strong field or runners from across the Southeast.  Her effort edged out a strong effort from Hayden Judge, a junior from Scottsboro.
Miles won her race by 39 seconds over runner-up Mackenzie Walls of Veterans High School (GA).
The two performances topped a strong list of contenders as the cross country season opened with several meets across the state.
Judge ran a strong 16:16.77 to capture the 8th annual Pepsi Challenge Cross Country Championships large-school boys’ title over a field of 153 runners at the 5K course located at H.A. Alexander Park in Moulton.  Huntsville won the team title, however, with 24 points as four runners crossing in the seven spots. Jackson Danner led the Panthers with a second-place finish and 16:20.89 time. Scottsboro was second with 53 points.
Other top performances included:

BOYS
SAM MOULTRIE, GUNTERSVILLE: The Wildcats’ junior runner clocked 16:23.39 to win the Montevallo Early Bird Twilight boys’ Class 5A-7A Gold division 5K cross country race by almost 24 seconds over runner-up Jonah Barrett, an Oak Mountain senior. He was second at 16:47.91 in the 109-participant field to help Oak Mountain win the team title with 44 points. Hoover was second with 65 in the competition held at the University of Montevallo.
BRETT BONIKOWSKI, LAMP: The senior Finished first in the Montevallo Early Bird Twilight Class 1A/4A boys’ white division cross-country race with a winning time of 17:53.18. Junior teammate Jack Porter was second (18:39.91). LAMP won the team title with 33 points. American Christian was second with 50. The race had 79 participants.
CHARLIE LOTT, TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN: Opened the season Aug. 23 with a 17:08.60 time over the AUM cross country course to claim the Trinity Trailblazer 5,000-meter cross country boys’ championship. Six other runners finished under 18 minutes. In the field of 93 runners. Hewitt-Trussville took the title with 32 point. Montgomery Catholic was second with 49.
JAMES CAIN, PRICEVILLE: Won the small-school division of the Pepsi Challenge Championships with a winning time of 17:40.46.  Cold Springs won the team championship with 51 points. A total of 162 runners were in the field.
WILL SCOTT, HEADLAND: Claimed first place with a winning time of 19:09.09 at the Cougar Invitational hosted by Northview in Dothan. Wicksburg won the team title with 19 points.

GIRLS
AMARIS TYYNISMAA, MONTGOMERY-CATHOLIC: Breezed over the 5,000-meter course at AUM in 18:50.10 to finish first at the Trinity Trailblazer season-opening cross country competition. She won by more 2:37 over her nearest challenger, teammate Lily Bachi, in the 49-runner field. The Knights finished first in the team competition with 24 points.
ABBEY WEITENBECK, HUNTSVILLE: Clocked 19:46.85 to claim the girls’ individual title at the 8th annual Pepsi Challenge Cross Country Championships. She competed in the large-school race comprised of 74 runners. Huntsville won the team title with 32 points. Lawrence County was runner-up with 62.
CAMILIA CHAMBERS, HOLLY POND: Posted a 20.20.37 time in the 94-runner field to win the small-school division race of the Pepsi Challenge Championships at Moulton. Cassidy Winter of West Limestone was second (21:09.57). with a winning time of 17:40.46. St. Bernard had 67 points to win the team title.
EVIE BELL, OAK MOUNTAIN: The Eagles junior posted a 20:25.92 time to win the girls’ Class 5A-7A Gold Division championship of the Montevallo Early Bird Twilight cross-country race. Oak Mountain was first with 44 points. Hoover’s Haley Stallworth, a senior, was second with a 20:42.06 time.
KATHY HAMMOND, LAMP: The junior from Montgomery swept the girls’ Class 1A/4A White Division title at the Montevallo Early Bird Twilight cross country competition. Isabella Lovvorn and Theresa Billman finished 2-3 more than a minute behind the victor to lead American Christian to the team title. The Lady Patriots had 26 points and LAMP was second with 52.
KATE SMITH, DOTHAN: Finished first in the field of 18 runners with a winning time of 24:31.34 to win the Cougars Invitational girls’ division. Wicksburg won the team title with 24 points.


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Hannah Popwell – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Athlete of the Month Hannah Popwell receiving her "Honorary Degree as Rehab Specialist" from Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan's Summer Reynolds, LPTA

Athlete of the Month Hannah Popwell receiving her Honorary Degree as “Rehab Specialist” from Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan’s Summer Reynolds, LPTA

Congratulations to Hannah Popwell for being selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Hannah is a recent graduate of Headland High where she competed in Softball and Cross Country. She was named All WAC two years; All-State Shortstop Honorable Mention; and Super 12 Honorable Mention two years. In her free time, she enjoys running working out, and swimming.

In addition to graduating high school, Hannah also received her Honorary Degree as “Rehab Specialist” from Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan’s Summer Reynolds, LPTA! We are very happy Hanna  is now playing Softball for the Wallace Community College Lady Govs in Dothan, Alabama. She is pursuing a degree in Science in preparation to transferring to Auburn University to study pre-Physical Therapy.

Hannah is the daughter of James Popwell.

We wish you all the best, Hannah, as you pursue your dreams!

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Cassidy Campbell -Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Congratulations to Cassidy Campbell who has been selected Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Cassidy is a Sophomore and multi-sport athlete. She competes in Basketball (#20), Softball (#18), Cross Country, and Volleyball for the Bulldogs. She has been named All-County in Volleyball and Basketball.

Her future plans include attending the University of Alabama and earning a PhD in Biology. In her spare time she enjoys shooting basketball, lifting weights, and singing.

Cassidy is the daughter of Paul Campbell and Andin Campbell.

Congratulations again, Cassidy!

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Michael Bain Clemmons – Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Announcing Michael Bain “M.B.” Clemmons, Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

M.B. is a Sophomore and multi-sport athlete for the Saints, competing in Cross Country and Soccer (#10). He has been awarded the Captain’s Award and the Silver Boot for soccer for three years. He plans to attend Martin Methodist College on a soccer scholarship and major in Homeland Security – Counter Terrorism.

M.B. is the son of Mike and Katie Clemmons.

Congratulations, M.B.! 

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Emily Webb – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

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Introducing Emily Webb, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!

Emily competes in Cross Country and Track for the Marion County High School Red Raiders. She loves horses, crafts, and running track. She aspires to be an equine veterinarian.

Emily is the daughter of Kevin and Christine Webb.

Congratulations, Emily! We wish you a great summer!

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Nathan Senior – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Moulton

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Congratulations to Nathan Senior, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton!

Nathan is a Senior at East Lawrence High School. As a multi-sport athlete, he participates in Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, and Golf. He has been awarded All-State Qualifier/Participant in Cross Country and All-County 2nd Team in Basketball.

After graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Nathan is the son of Magellan Senior.

We wish you every success, Nathan!

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Sergio Mederos-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville

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A big shout out to Sergio Mederos, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville!

Sergio is a Senior and multiple-sport athlete at Haleyville High School where he participates in Soccer, Cross Country, and Football for the Lions! He intends to pursue a college degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant after high school. (We LOVE PTAs!)

Sergio is the son of Sergio Mederos and Ariana Gonzalez.

Congratulations, Sergio! We wish you all the best!

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Amaris Tyynismaa-Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama

Congratulations to Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School for being named Gatorade Alabama Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year!

Amaris placed first this year in the Alabama High School Class 4A Individual State Championship with a time of 17:14.37. She also won the Jesse Owens Classic, the Section 1 Championship, the Warhawk Challenge and the Spain Park Invitational.
“Beyond Amaris’s ability on the course or track, she’s the most dedicated athlete I’ve coached in 35 years. She leads by example and encourages all her teammates to be the best they can be,” says Ed Wright, Montgomery Catholic Coach.

Amaris is a Junior at Montgomery Catholic where she maintains a 3.70 GPA. She volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels and Humane Society and is a religious education instructor with her church.

This is Amaris’ second time to be named Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Alabama. She also won the award her sophomore year.

To read more about Amaris, visit #GatoradePOY.

 

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.