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Oak Mountain High Jumper Trey Allen Sets State Indoor Record to Claim AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY -- Oak Mountain senior Trey Allen has set his sights high when it comes to the high jump. And he has now raised the bar for anyone who wants to set the AHSAA state high jump record.
   Allen, who captured the AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight this week, recently cleared 6 feet, 11 inches at the Ice Breaker Meet held at Birmingham CrossPlex for the AHSAA Indoor Track & Field season’s best leap of the year to set a new indoor state record. The old record of 6-10¼ was held by three high jumpers, Juvaughn Blake of Huntsville’s Columbia High School (2017), Tyler Boswell of Hoover (2006) and Mitch Dozier of Homewood (1981).
    Allen, who attempted to clear 7-0 at the Ice Breaker Classic, now has the best prep high jump leap in CrossPlex history since it opened in 2012. The national prep record (7-05.3) is held by Scott Sellars, who set the mark in 2004 while competing for Cinco Ranch High School in Katy (TX).
   The Oak Mountain high jumper earned All-America honors at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina last June with an outdoor jump of 6-10.25. He cleared 6-10 in the AHSAA Class 7A outdoor state championships last May – tying Baker’s Dontavious Hill at that mark as both set a new Class 7A state record.
     Allen edged out Park Crossing hurdler Jasmine Riley and Pelham sprinter Nicole Payne for this week’s spotlight. Both girls have shined this entire indoor season.
   Riley clocked 7.54 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Magic City Invitational in December for the fastest time of the AHSAA 2019 indoor track season. Oak Mountain senior Nicole Payne won the more recent Ice Breaker Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Jan. 5 with a meet-record time of 7.65 seconds. Both are heading for a showdown at the AHSAA State Championships Feb. 1-2 since the state’s two fastest female runners will be going head-to-head in the Class 6A division.
   Payne also had the fastest time of the season in the 400 meters. Her time of 54.88 at the same Ice Breaker meet established a new meet record and was just shy of the CrossPlex mark of 54.22 she set at last year’s MLK Classic meet  --  which is also the all-time record for high school girls in the state. She will be trying to beat that record next Monday in the 2019 MLK Classic at the     CrossPlex.
   Most of the state’s top high schoolers will competing. Among them will be sophomore Presley Miles of Saint James, who had a season best 2:15.90 in the 800 meters at the Ice Breaker meet running in the 1A/5A division to shatter the overall meet record of 2:18.00 set by Homewood’s Lainey Phelps in 2016. Phelps won the 6A/7A competition with a time of 2:18.89, just shy of her mark but three seconds off the winning time of Miles, who won her race in the 1A/5A division by 10 seconds.
   Senior Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic, who holds a boat load of AHSAA and CrossPlex records, clocked 5:01.84 in the Holiday Invitational on Dec. 7 to run the fastest 1,600-meters time of the season in the AHSAA. Phelps ran the 3,200 in 11:05.75 in the same meet for the state’s best time in that event.
   Other impressive season highs include:
   MAKIYAH SILLS, HOMEWOOD: The senior sprinter turned in the best 60-meter hurdles time of the season at the Ice Breaker Meet with a winning time of 8.77 in the 6A/7A competition to set a new girls’ record for the meet. Baker’s Aaliyah Brown-Muhammad also beat the meet record with a time of 8:86 in the finals to take second. 
   Hoover’s Caitlyn Little set the Ice Breaker Meet record in 2016 with an 8.94 time, and former Bucs teammate  Brittley Humphrey set the overall high school record for the CrossPlex clocking  8.47 in the state meet in 2016.  Humphrey, a junior at LSU, was back at the CrossPlex last weekend competing in the UAB Blazer Invitational had the fastest prelim time with an 8.40 finish. However, she ran even faster in the finals heat (8.30) but finished second to teammate Tonea Marshall, a junior from Arlington (TX), who clocked 8.16 to nip the hometown favorite.
ASHLEE OSAJI, JAMES CLEMENS: She has the top distances in the long jump (18-4.25) and the triple jump (39-4.75), both coming in the Ice Breaker meet.
WILL STONE, HOMEWOOD: Set a new Icebreaker Classic indoor record for the 1,600 meters with a 4:19.04 time in the 6A/7A division, best in the state this indoor season, to nip Jace Jones of Thompson, who crossed the finish line at 4:20.65. Stone also has the best time in the 3,200 meters this season (9:22.99), which he ran in the Magic City Invitational on Dec. 1.
DEANTHONY COLEMAN, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Running in the LSU High School Classic on Jan. 5, he clocked 7.92 in the 60-meter hurdles to turn in the best time the season in the AHSAA.
WALKER JUNKIN, WINFIELD: Cleared 14 feet, 6 inches at the Ice Breaker meet to establish the top pole vault leap of the indoor season.
     Other highlights from wrestling and bowling include:

WRESTLING
GARRETT MOSELEY, ELMORE COUNTY:
The senior improved to 35-2 on the season winning nine of 10 matches for the Wildcats in a tough duals meet schedule as Elmore County clinched a berth in the AHSAA Class 1A/5A Duals tourney which gets underway tonight. He has wrestled in the 195 and 220-pound divisions. He now has 23 pins this season with six coming in the Barry Mask Invitational at Wetumpka as he won the 195-pound championship. Moseley had 29 pins last year.
JACK JONES, HOUSTON ACADEMY: The eighth-grader at HA earned the program’s first on-mat win with a pin with 19.6 seconds left in the first period over Enterprise’s Gavin Hunt in a math held at Northview High School’s Dr. James Smith Convocation Center last week. The Raiders, who picked up the sport in the summer, were shut out in their first five dual matches at a season-opening tournament at St. James in December and in a dual match with Northview prior to the Enterprise. The team did post some wins through forfeited matches, however. Jones broke the drought with his pin over Hunt.
JOHN HATLER, CHARLES HENDERSON: Wrestling for the Trojans’ first-year wrestling program, Hatler registered the school’s first on-mat victory and first win by pin with a victory over Opelika’s Conner Smith at 152 pounds in just 57 seconds. Opelika won the match 66-6. The Trojans then posted their first team victory at the duals meet with a 33-27 win over Reeltown and closed out the night losing to Beauregard 66-12. 
JONATHAN MEDEIROS, NORTHVIEW: Won two matches (17-0 over Houston Academy’s Kennan Beaver and 4-0 over Zach McFarland at a tri-match competition hosted by the Cougars.

BOWLING
BRYAN POTTER, HOUSTON ACADEMY:
Had a strike plus nine to finish with 19 pins on the last frame to held the Raiders’ boys nip Northview by one point, 1,117 – 1,116, in a in a winner-take-all battle to claim the Area 7 crown and No. 1 seed slot in the South Regional Tourney.  Area 7 area crown. Alex Nolin paced HA with a 169. Colton Ash had a 164 and Kinion Fowler a 142.  The Cougars were led in the traditional by Ben McAnulty with a 166, Addison Mims with a 144 and Eli Smith with a 137.



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